A host of local riders and some interstate stars have dominated stage four of the BMXA BAD BOY National Series at the Satellite City BMX club in Darwin.
The competition started almost two hours late after a bush fire in the scrub surrounding the track forced an evacuation of the facility during practice. Once the fire was contained by local authorities BMXA officials further delayed the start of racing due to the poor air quality.
Once racing got underway it was clear that several of the home state’s riders were not going to let their visiting rivals outdo them, with Jingili’s Taj Sartori (10 years boy’s) and Ian Orr (14yrs boy’s) and Big Rivers’ Nicole Thomson (30-34yrs women’s cruiser), all winning every moto and the final for their class.
Joining that trio as local winners were the host club’s Skye Sinclair (11years girl’s), Tait Gleeson (11yrs boy’s), Shane Davidson (40-44yrs men’s cruiser) and Shaun Stewart (45-49yrs men’s).
Jingili’s Michael Carter (30-34yrs men’s cruiser), Danielle Lawrence (35-39yrs women’s cruiser), Tina Creber (45-49yrs women’s cruiser), Kendra Seiboth (8yrs girl’s) and Yasmin Ford (14yrs girl’s) all tasted victory too, as did Nhulunbuy’s Nicole Savage (40-44yrs women’s cruiser) and Lauren Winter (12yrs girl’s).
Of the visiting riders, Hawkesbury Hornets’ AJ Donald won the 11-12yrs cruiser and the 12yrs 20 inch events, a double matched by clubmate Brett Barnes in the 50+ yrs men’s races, while Westside’s Jake Poat claimed the 9yrs boy’s 20in and 8-10yrs cruiser events.
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Racing in the third and final round of the season’s UCI championship class season were small fields that produced tight racing.
Nerang’s Erin Lockwood claimed all three motos in the elite women’s class, with runner-up Rachel Gaskin (Southside, WA) amassing enough points to claim the overall UCI national series. Kiana Botfield from Pine Rivers won the junior elite women’s event to ensure she took the series too.
Newly crowned national champion Matty Tidswell (The Cove) continued his stellar season, clean sweeping his three motos to take out a highly competitive junior elite men’s event from Corey Taylor and Oli Moran. The trio will next month head to Heusden-Zolder in Belgium as part of the Australian Cycling Team for the UCI BMX World Championships.
The elite men’s event was taken out by Knox’s Josh McLean from Brad Game and veteran Alex Cameron. McLean will also now turn his attention to the world championships.
Centenary Plains’ Josh Boyton was fourth after crashing in the third moto but the rising star did enough to take out the UCI national series from last year’s winner, Game.
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The next stage of the national series will take place at The Cove in Adelaide on August 24.