The national championships are upon us and BMX Victoria kicked off proceedings with their pre-nationals event over the weekend in Shepparton.
The new track and its 8-metre hill has had very few riders compete on it, so, what better way to get in some extra track practice before the biggest event on the Australian BMX calendar commences.
The ‘Welcome to Victoria’ had over 650 entries with many national champions making their way to the Shepparton strip to begin their title defence.
Six of Australia’s national champions made a great start to their week with a solid performance at the event and proving that they will be favourites when the nationals’ gates drop.
Alyssa Howat from the Westside BMX Club kicks off the national champions results with the 11-girl’s rider crossing the line first with the #1A firmly attached to her plate. Tea Tree’s Imogen Healy also produced a clean set of heels to win the 12-girl’s, while Ashmore’s Isabella Schramm got the job done in the 14-girl’s.
Terrigal’s Noah Elton had an impressive 2018 winning the nationals in Bunbury, before taking on the world championships and coming away with a #W6 plate. His week has gotten off to a strong start with a great win in the 13-boy’s class.
Age is but a number in BMX and Penrith’s Sandy Cameron is a testament to that. The 50+ women’s cruiser national champion not only one her cruiser category, but also won the 20-inch over the weekend as well!
We look forward to seeing the flying electrician in action this week.
Ashlee Miller, the junior elite women’s national champion, may have only raced against two other riders in her class. But she will be happy with her win before her title defence commences on Saturday.
Looking forward to nationals is Knox BMX Club’s #2A Stephanie Alexander. The 11-girl’s rider finished second last year in Bunbury and is eager to find the top spot on the podium this year after her win in her class on Sunday.
The other winning riders from the Welcome to Victoria event are below.
The junior elite and elite men’s riders were also getting their taste of the track before they battle for their national titles. The Cove’s Matthew Tidswell continued his strong 2019 national series form with a clean run in the junior elite men’s final.
Joining him on the podium was New Zealand’s Tasman Wakelin in second and Woorree Park’s Corey Taylor in third.
In the elite men’s, home state rider William Lees from the Wyndham Warriors BMX Club crossed the finish line first in the final, with Jamie Gill from the Hills in second and Tyson Cobby from Cross Keys in third.
For a full list of results – CLICK HERE
Below is just a taste of the national championship atmosphere. Don’t forget to tag #BMXANats19.
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Clubby, Bathurst BMX Club – HERE
Gates Night, Sydney BMX Club – HERE
MBMX Rd8, Maitland Tenambit BMX Club – HERE
Sunbury Clubby, Sunbury BMX Club – HERE
Club Racing, Southern City BMX Club – HERE
Hawkesbury BMX Series 1, Hawkesbury Hornets BMX Club – HERE
Race Day, Satellite City BMX Club – HERE
Series 1, Canberra BMX Club – HERE
Round 6, Series 1, Sydney BMX Club – HERE
SLBMX 2019 Series 1, Round 9, Southlake Illawarra BMX Club – HERE
SR Clubby, San Remo BMX Club – HERE
Terrigal BMXC Rnd 7, Series 1, Terrigal BMX Club – HERE