Racing in Australia is just as competitive when you’re 35 years and older, as it is when you’re 8-years of age… especially when dads are involved!
The Canetoad Classic at Bundaberg had nearly 300 entries recorded on a sunny Saturday in Queensland, and riders from as young as two to 50+ took to the track to get their share of racing.
Many riders had a faultless day on track, clean sweeping their respective classes and standing tallest on the podium.
That list included:
Spearheading the event were four categories that had spectators cheering and screaming encouragement to the riders
First of the four was the men’s superclass, with Ipswich’s Tristan Scott and Bundaberg’s Pratt brothers, Connor and Beau, going bar-for-bar in the final. The podium result saw Connor win from Beau and Tristan.
The Pro Women Wayne O’Sullivan Memorial saw Beenleigh’s Jennalyn Butler, Sunshine Coast’s Annalece Mengel and Harbour City’s Paige Guymer compete for the top spot. Producing a perfect day on track, Guymer won every moto and the final to take the day with Butler in second and Mengel in third.
Doubling down with two clean sweep wins to his name was Bundaberg’s Toby Hatfield, who not only won his 8-boy’s class, but also the 8-years Wild Ones. The Wild Ones’ podium was identical to the 8-boy’s with Hatfield first, Rockhampton’s Jesse Sadler in second and Harbour City’s Jaydyn Hawkins in third.
The eye-catching race of the day was the ‘35+ My dad’s faster than your dad’ event, which grabbed great attention from onlookers as 17 riders lined up on the gate to claim one of the most sought-after titles.
The event was established in 2010 and has been occurring ever since, giving 35+ riders the chance to come together and compete in a single class. With a large prize pool, the older competitive members of the BMXA family battled it out, but only one could cross the finish line first.
That rider was Nathan Graves from Toowoomba who wanted the win from the first gate drop, claiming every moto, his semi and the final. Completing the podium was Bundaberg’s Jamie Conway and Pine Rivers’ Nigel Coombes.
For a full list of results from Bundaberg – CLICK HERE!
Below are the other events recorded from this week’s Tales from the Berm by BAD BOY.
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