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COVER PIC: Riders at the Bayside BMX Club. (Pic courtesy of John Tebble. Bayside BMX Club Facebook page.)


Welcome to another edition of BAD BOY’s Tales from the Berm as another weekend of BMX around the country is wrapped.

Featured this week is the second round of the 2019 Oxley Cycles Shootout Series at the Bayside BMX Club, as well as the first round of the 2019 BMXWA Super Series at Westside BMX Club. Enjoy!


2019 Oxley Cycles Shootout Series Rd2, Livin Round, Bayside BMX Club

It is a well known fact that there’s a large amount of community spirit in BMX and this was all too clear at the Bayside BMX Club as the second round of the Oxley Cycles Shootout Series, on Saturday February 9, went down.

Over 500 riders battled it out on the Brisbane track with many riders reaping the rewards of their Saturday racing.

A handful of the Bayside riders seized the day with two winning every single race they competed in. They were Jed Lillicrap (9-boy’s) and Bailey Mills (12-boy’s and 11-12 boy’s cruiser).

There were also some visiting riders who had a clean sweep on the day. They were:

  • Harper Robins: 8-girl’s (Redlands BMX Club)
  • Molly Williamson: 9-girl’s (Redlands BMX Club)
  • Aston Sheppard: 10-boy’s (Maryborough BMX Club)
  • Isabel Dauth: 11-gir’s (Nerang BMX Club)
  • Charlotte Guy: 11-12 girl’s cruiser (Ashmore BMX Club)
  • Bart Steffen: 14-boy’s (Toowoomba BMX Club)
  • Shae McClellan: 14-girl’s (Centenary Plains BMX Club)
  • Callum Howarth: 13-14 boy’s cruiser (Nerang BMX Club)
  • Shontal Cini: 15-girl’s (Nerang BMX Club)
  • Jesse Asmus: 16-boy’s (Nerang BMX Club)
  • Chloe Jackson: 16-girl’s (Ipswich West Moreton BMX Club)
  • Kane Gibbons: 15-16 boy’s cruiser (Nerang BMX Club)
  • Taleha Roberston: 15-16 girl’s cruiser (Clarence Valley BMX Club)
  • Tristan Scott: 17-24 men (Ipswich West Moreton BMX Club)
  • Brooke Ford: 17-24 women’s cruiser (Beenleigh BMX Club)
  • Bayley Wright: 30-34 women’s cruiser (Beenleigh BMX Club)
  • Shaun McCarthy: 35-39 men (Toowoomba BMX Club)
  • Beaux Highden-Smith: 35-39 men’s cruiser (Redlands BMX Club)
    Tom McClellan: 40-44 men’s cruiser (Centenary Plains BMX Club)
  • David Woolard: 45-49 men (Logan City BMX Academy)
  • Jon Perrin: 45-49 men’s cruiser (Sunshine Coast BMX Club)
  • Raina Beesley: 45-49 women’s cruiser (Nerang BMX Club)
  • Jeffrey Williams: 50+ men’s cruiser (Suncoast Hinterland BMX Club)

Wrapping up the day were the men and women superclass and spectators were blessed with some bar banging action.

In the women’s, Beenleigh‘s Des’ree Barnes was up to her usual antics with a nice finish on the top of the podium. Yet she was challenged throughout the day by New Zealand’s Monique Smith who finished second, and Pine River’s Kiana Botfield in third.

Joshua Boyton (Centenary Plains) and Corey Frieswyk (Caboolture) were banging bars all the way through to the men’s superclass final, and it was Boyton who got the chocolates milli-seconds ahead of Frieswyk. Rounding out the podium was Nerang’s Joel Clarke.

For a full list of results – CLICK HERE

Check out some of the action captured on and around the track below.


2019 BMXWA Super Series Rd1, Westside BMX Club

Across to the other side of the country, the first round of the 2019 BMXWA Super Series kicked off at the Westside BMX Club in Perth on Sunday, the club is also the venue for the second stage of the 2019 BMXA BAD BOY National Series on March 2-3.

Similar to its predecessor, there was close to 500 riders getting their weekend fix of BMX and for some of the home dirt heroes, their preparation for stage two of the national series went very well.

The Westside riders who found the top of the podium were:

  • Jake Poat: 8-10 voucher AND 9-expert boy’s
  • Sarah Brooker: 9-girl’s
  • Coby Van De Velde: 10-expert boy’s
  • Andrew Moss: 12-expert boy’s
  • Jessica Bickley: 12-girl’s
  • Matias Harris: 12-expert boy’s
  • Brett McDonald: 30+ men

Adding to the excitement on the day were the men and women superclass riders and finding full speed was Wanneroo’s Bradley Game. The defending male elite national series champion beat home Cockburn’s Caleb Datson and the Hills’ Jamie Gill to continue his fierce preparation before the first UCI round of the year in his home state.

On the women’s ledger, Southside’s Rachel Gaskin held off the Hill’s duo of Catherine Hopkins and Felicity Mann to earn valuable first round points.

For a full list of results – CLICK HERE

DON’T FORGET!

Entries for Stage 2 of the 2019 BMXA BAD BOY National Series is closing tonight at 11:59pm AEDT. There are no late entries!

For more information + to join – CLICK HERE.

Before entering, take a look at Brad Game’s Insta post.


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