The season of state titles has arrived as both Queensland and South Australia host their state championships with both events attracting huge numbers for two of the most unique state championships in recent memory. 

COVER PIC: Courtesy of BMX Queensland

The BMXSA 2020 HutSix State Championships and 2020 BMX QLD State Championships kicked off a busy month of state championships with both WA and NT state championships on the horizon.

Queensland’s premier track, Sleeman Supercross, played host to over 500 riders across three days whilst Blue Lake BMX club hosted just under 300 riders on the weekend.

These state championships for both states were extremely different compared to previous years, with lots of work and effort gone into making sure both respective events went off without a hitch and that they were a Covid safe event.

A huge congratulations to both events on running their state championships in a safe and successful manner under unique circumstances.

2020 BMX QLD State Championships

In the men’s superclass, a plethora of talent was on show however it was Queensland local Izaac Kennedy who came out on top, taking out all four motos in a dominant display. Matt Krasevskis of Ipswich West Moreton and Joshua Boyton of Centenary Plains rounded out the podium.

Saya Sakakibara continued her stellar form up in Queensland, clean sweeping the superclass women’s ledger, besting Beenleigh’s Des’Ree Barnes in second and Erin Lockwood of Nerang in third.

That’s a wrap for the 2020 QLD State Titles! Congrats to all our riders who competed in an awesome weekend of racing. And of course a massive congrats to our finalists and podium winners.

Posted by Bmx Queensland on Saturday, 26 September 2020

While the superclass headlined the weekend, they weren’t the only ones to hit the stunning Sleeman track.

Joining Kennedy and Sakakibara in clean sweeping the opposition were the riders below;

  • Brandon Williamson: 8 boy’s (Townsville BMX Club)
  • Dusty Schroder: 8 girl’s (Toowoomba BMX Club)
  • Toby Hatfield: 9 boy’s (Bundaberg BMX Club)
  • Penni Allen: 9 girl’s (Redlands BMX Club)
  • Molly Williamson: 10 girl’s (Redlands BMX Club)
  • Matilda Guy: 8 – 10 cruiser girl’s (Ashmore BMX Club)
  • Fraser Vaughan: 11 boy’s (Pine Rivers BMX Club)
  • Jasmine Standish: 12 girl’s (Suncoast Hinterland BMX Club)
  • Nate Argent: 12 boy’s (Ipswich West Moreton BMX Club)
  • Fraser Vaughan: 11-12 cruiser boy’s (Pine Rivers BMX Club)
  • Cheralee White: 13 girl’s (Nerang BMX Club)
  • Bailey Willis: 13 -14 cruiser boy’s (Pine Rivers BMX Club)
  • Teya Rufus: 13-14 cruiser girl’s (Maryborough BMX Club)
  • Flynn Sweeney: 15-16 cruiser boy’s (Nerang BMX Club)
  • Zac Hutton: 17-24 men’s (Bundaberg BMX Club)
  • Zac Hutton: 17-24 cruiser men’s (Bundaberg BMX Club)
  • Matthew Carmody: 25-29 men’s (Bundaberg BMX Club)
  • Nicholas Vonhoff: 30-39 men’s (Toowoomba BMX Club)
  • Luke Driver: 30-39 men’s cruiser (Toowoomba BMX Club)
  • Brad Silsby: 30+ Masters 20 Inch (Harbour City BMX Club)
  • Ceilidh O’Sullivan: 30+ Masters Open (Suncoast Hinterland BMX Club)
  • Tom Mcclellan: 40-49 men’s cruiser (Centenary Plains BMX Club)
  • Angela Potter: 40-49 women’s (Harbour City BMX Club)
  • Angela Potter: 40-49 women’s cruiser (Harbour City BMX Club)
  • Steve Ewart: 50+ men’s (Pine Rivers BMX Club)
  • Steve Ewart: 50+ cruiser men’s (Pine Rivers BMX Club)

On top of this, there was over 75 mini wheelers and sprockets participating from over 10 different clubs. For some of the riders, it was their first ever state championships!

Posted by JDT Photography. on Saturday, 26 September 2020

Congratulations to all riders who competed, we hope you took to the time to stop and say thank you to the event organisers, the officials and of course – parents!

For a full list of results – CLICK HERE

Check out some of the best snaps from a thrilling three days of racing and head to the BMX Queensland Facebook page to see the replays of every race from the weekend.

Posted by JDT Photography. on Friday, 25 September 2020

QLD state titles day 3, Staging and gate.
to tired to edit, feel free to download and edit yourself.

Posted by Launch BMX Photography on Saturday, 26 September 2020

BMXSA 2020 HutSix State Championships

In the men’s superclass, Matty Tidswell of The Cove left it till the last moto to grab his first win of the day, charging home in a tight fourth moto. Shane Rosa had a brilliant day, picking up the fastest time of the day with a time of 34.337, however did not start the final moto, meaning he would finish third overall. Joel Marsh of Happy Valley grabbed the silver medal.

Over on the women’s ledger, Georgia Potter of Happy Valley picked up first place and the fastest time of the day, clocking a 41.027 at the Blue Lake track.

It was a photo finish for second and third place in the final moto between Annaeliese Rokov of the Cove and Mercedes Scott of Blue Lake, 0.003 splitting the two in the final moto, with Rokov narrowly grabbing second overall ahead of Scott.

Similar to the Queensland State championships, the sprockets and mini wheelers turnout was fantastic with close to 60 participants across the board!

Club pics from March Past:

Posted by South Australia BMX on Friday, 25 September 2020

The 8 boy’s and 9 boy’s race had over 20 riders in each race, the biggest races of the day. Jack Rootes of the Cove clean swept the 8 boy’s in his first competitive state championships whilst Aidan Ashcroft of Tea Tree Gully dominated the 9 boy’s field.

Greg Clift of Cross Keys not only clean swept the 30-39 men’s cruiser, but also grabbed the masterclass male event on the Sunday.

Joining Clift in grabbing multiple events were the below riders;

  • Samuel Ivas: 12 boy’s & 11-12 boy’s cruiser (Cross Keys BMX Club)
  • Charlotte Tidswell: 17+ women’s & women’s cruiser (The Cove BMX Club)
  • Brayden Porter: 17-29 men’s & men’s cruiser (Cross Keys BMX Club)
  • Brett Harvey: 25-29 men’s & men’s cruiser (Gawler BMX Club)
  • Ben McDonald: 40 + men’s & 40+ retro (Coffs Coast BMX Club)
  • Rebecca Smith: 40-49 women’s& 40-49 women’s cruiser (Tea Tree Gully BMX Club)
  • Steve Ewart: 50+ cruiser men’s (Pine Rivers BMX Club)

You can check out the full results HERE.