While we continue to think of our friends facing COVID-19 restrictions, BMX racing is resuming in many states with the third round of the NSW State Series at Penrith and the fourth round of the Shootout Series at Nerang boasting some great numbers and cracking competition.
Last weekend saw over 40 events across the country, ranging from local club race nights to state series rounds. This week’s Tales from the Berm highlights two of the bigger events of the weekend, with Nerang BMX Club hosting the fourth round of the Shootout Series and Penrith BMX Club playing host to the third round of the state series.
At Nerang, over 300 riders took to the track and participated across mini wheelers, sprockets, 20inch novice and expert, cruiser and the superclass. Exactly five months since the last round, riders from the majority of Queensland clubs were eager to compete for the first time in a long while.
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The event was headlined by Izaac Kennedy in the men’s superclass ledger and Saya Sakakibara in the women’s superclass event. Both riders had a terrific day out, not dropping a moto and running some seriously quick times in stacked fields.
Speaking after the event, Kennedy was happy to get on the race track for the first time in a few months and was looking forward to more local events.
“I’ve been riding here at Nerang a lot, great for training and in a perfect location on the Gold Coast.” Kennedy said.
“I’ve been training with a lot of these guys, me and Jye (Hombsch) had a good start but lucky I had the inside line going into the first berm. “
With more shootout rounds to come as well as the Queensland state titles on the horizon, it was a perfect test run for lots of riders with a handful of competitors picking up multiple first places finishes.
Penrith BMX Club hosted the third round of the NSW State Series as close to 200 riders partook in a fantastic Sunday of racing in the west of Sydney.
It was a very different event than previous state series rounds with a number of new processes and different racing formats in place to make it a COVID safe event. On top of this it was a wet and windy Sunday in Penrith.
What a weekend!
Thank you to BMXNSW and all of the volunteers, riders and spectators that braced the weather for our…
Alex Cameron of Sydney BMX club took out the men’s superclass ledger ahead of Harrison Craig of Castle Hill and Alex Lloyd of Penrith. Cameron didn’t lose a moto throughout the whole day, saving his best time for the final.
On the women’s superclass side of things, Paige Harding of Castle Hill clean swept the day with a dominant performance.
If you missed the action, check out some of the finals below.
EVENTS ACROSS THE NATION
Friday, August 7
Saturday, August 8
Sunday, August 9