South Australia’s very own Imogen Healy is set to begin her national series defence at the same spot she won nationals last year and she is more pumped than ever.
After hosting a successful national championship last year, Shepparton BMX Club will play host to the first round of the BMXA National Series under lights and kick off a three-day BMX jubilee with the 2020 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup taking place over the weekend.
Imogen Healy of Tea Tree Gully BMX Club in South Australia is returning to the track where she won the national championships last year and is feeling better than ever ahead of a massive year.
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Healy competed in four stages of the national series last year and didn’t put a foot wrong, winning all four and pinching the national series champion title. This year Healy aims to get down to just as many rounds as last year and push herself even more to improve her ride, this includes racing against some riders older and more experienced.
“I’ve been working hard at training and feel excellent ahead of the year. I competed in my first clubby recently against Annelise Rokov and Georgia Potter and held my own,” Healy said.
Off her success at the national championships in Shepparton, Healy feels confident and comfortable at the Shepparton track especially with the new upgrades.
“Shepparton is still one of my favourite tracks, it’s a long track with one straight a manual and one a jumping, really different which tests my ride,” Healy mentioned.
Even after the great success of 2019, Healy wants to continue to progress as a rider and is making a conscious effort to improve her game.
“I really want to work on getting better starts and getting down the hill faster, that’s a big goal of mine to improve on,” Healy continued
“The races and competition with world number one Portia Eden and I is big drive of mine and a great way for me to keep testing how much I’ve improved.”
Excitement is building as we kick of the 2020 BMXA National Series under lights. Make sure to keep up to date with all the important news, videos and announcements from Round 1 via BMX Australia’s social media platforms.