Enjoy our wrap up of the Cross Keys national series round. From highlights to results and more.
COVER PIC: The Men’s Superclass going all out at the Cross Key’s BMX Club. (Pic courtesy of Get Snapt)
The Cross Keys BMX Club in South Australia hosted the fifth round of the national series last weekend and over 350 riders from across the country came together – all with one thing on their mind…valuable points.
The 2018 BMXA National Series is bigger and better than any series before it and as we are rapidly approaching the finish line, the action on track is getting hotter and hotter.
Take a look at the action from Sunday below
Capturing interest throughout the weekend was the superclass division, with ages from 14 and above going head-to-head with some of Australia’s top riders in the ultimate David and Goliath showdown.
In blistering form all weekend was local South Australian hero Shane Rosa from The Cove, who finished atop the podium in the men’s superclass.
Rosa’s toughest competitors were Bradley Game, the 2018 UCI National Series male elite winner, from Wanneroo, WA, and the experienced Tom Siinmaa from the Knox in Victoria.
Check out the exciting final of the men’s superclass.
Alongside the men were their female counterparts who provided electrifying excitement of their own.
The match-up between NSW teammates, Ashlee Miller from Castle Hill (2018 junior elite national champion) and Leanna Curtis from Southlake/Illawarra (2016 elite national champion) had spectators on their feet as they reached out for the finish line in dramatic style.
Check out the women’s superclass final below
For more coverage of the superclass – CLICK HERE.
The action during the fifth round didn’t stop at the superclass division with challenge classes producing a plethora of exciting racing.
One age class in particular is the 13-girl’s with Aussie champion Isabella Schramm shredding the South Australian track. But check out Terrigal BMX rider, Sienna Pal who plays a masterstroke to jump from fourth to second on the final berm. – WATCH.
The young talent currently flowing through the Australian BMX ranks is very exciting, especially after seeing some of them in action last Sunday.
To mention a few:
The 10-boy’s riders of Cameron Gatt (#1A from Geelong), Benjamin Schramm (#4A Ashmore), Jesse Paul (#4A Gawler) and Samuel Ivas (#7A from Cross Keys).
The 14-boy’s have Jordan Callum (#W1 from Rockingham), Joel Marsh (#1A from Happy Valley), Tristan Scott (#3A from Ipscwich West Moreton) and Lachlan Moore (#6A from Maitland Tenambit).
The 11-girl’s have riders such as Imogen Healy (#1A from Tea Tree Gully), Valencia Stevis (#77 from Sydney) and Sienna Richmond (#4A from the Sydney).
The 15-girl’s, with the likes of Mickayla Perkins (Jingili), Paige Harding (Castle Hill) and Tahlia Marsh (Clarence Valley) leading the way.
For a full list of results – CLICK HERE.
Hungry for more national series action? Every single final from the fifth round is on our YouTube channel and you can see them all by clicking HERE.
Of course all the action from the track had to be captured and who better to do that than our official photographers for the event, Get Snapt. To read more about them CLICK HERE.
Here’s a sample of what they snapped, with more to come in the coming days. To see if they had you in their crosshairs, or purchase images – CLICK HERE.
Alongside our photographers, our riders and enthusiastic supporters (parents) also got amongst the action on social media and tagged #BMXANS to join in on the fun. Here are a couple of photos that caught our eye.
Cross Keys is now done and dusted but don’t think for a second that there isn’t more national series racing available for you eager BMX riders out there.
The sixth round at Tuggeranong BMX Club in the ACT is on from September 15-16 and regular entries are closing this Sunday (11pm AEST). Don’t cop the late fee – get in now! – ENTER HERE.
For more information – CLICK HERE.