Enough fuss has been made about the BMX South Australia state titles for everyone to know that the event was a great event. Happy Valley BMX Club turned it on, the weather turned it on and most of all, the riders absolutely turned it on.
It’s therefore no surprise to see local newspapers getting on board with local riders following the championships a fortnight ago. Here’s two of those stories from the past week.
Copper Coast BMX Club members ride, look towards 2018 states
Copper Coast BMX Club has been announced as the provisional hosts of the 2018 BMXSA state titles (full announcement January 2018 in line with BMXSA State Championships Policy), and will be eager to do so after six of their riders scored promising results at Happy Valley this year.
During Saturday’ racing club members Andy Semmens and Michael Rutten finished fifth and sixth respectively in the men’s 50+ Cruiser class, while Tyler Styles was strong in the sprocket class.
Come the Sunday competition it was Colin Tremayne, Bree Styles and Zac Bradley who joined Rutten and Tyler Styles in the track. Top of the group was Tremayne with a fine second placed in the 24-34 men’s class.
Bree Styles was sixth in the 12-year-old girls, while Bradley pushed hard with the aim of a finals spot, but missed out by just one point.
Rutten and Semmens lined up in 14+ retro, and did their best against a group of riders much younger in years.
Mildura breach the border
Ethan Zrna come on down! The young Mildura BMX Club rider claimed his 10th state title at Happy Valley BMX Club by winning the 14 boys event.
All up 11 Mildura riders made their way to the city of churches for the event, with the other standout being Lachlan Smith claiming the 1SA plate in the 8-boys class.
Tori Zrna and Liam Helms, 15-29 women and 17-34 Cruiser men respectively, finished second in class, while in 10 girls’ and 11 girls’ Alicia Whitney and Shakiera Faux managed to come away as finalists.
Also representing the club in style was Chase Faux (6-years sprockets), Chase Chiswell (7-years sprockets), Cameron Smith and Darcy Noonan (11-boy’s semi-finalists) and Callum Whitney also in 11 boys.