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.

COVER PIC: Courtesy of Scott Sheppeard

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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Posted by Nerang BMX Club on Saturday, 8 August 2020

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.

  • Riley Cooper: 10 boy’s & 8 – 10 boy’s cruiser (Bundaberg BMX Club)
  • Phoneix Stevis: 12 boy’s & 11 – 12 boy’s cruiser (Nerang BMX Club)
  • Cheralee White: 13 girl’s & Top Gun women 14+ (Nerang BMX Club)
  • Callum Woodbury: 14 boy’s & 14 – 14 boy’s cruiser (Ashmore BMX Club)
  • Flynn Sweeney: Top Gun Men 14+ & 15 – 16 boy’s cruiser (Nerang BMX Club)

Check out all the results HERE and you can check out the finals as well as the post race interviews HERE. 

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…

Posted by Penrith BMX Club on Monday, 10 August 2020

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.


Friday, August 7

  • Westside Race Night, Westside BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • BMX Round 2, Night 3, Wanneroo BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Trophy Race, Satellite City BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Race Night, Byford BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Headland Round 4, Headland BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Friday Night Round 7, Castle Hill BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Cairns Friday Night, Cairns BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Clubby, Blue Lake BMX Club Inc – CLICK HERE
  • Championship Series – Round 2, Karratha BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Club Night, Southern Districts BMX Raceway – CLICK HERE

Saturday, August 8

  • 2020 Shootout Series Round 5, Block A, Nerang BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • 2020 Shootout Series Round 5, Block B, Nerang BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Tom Price Round 8, Tom Price BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Southside Clubby, Southside BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Round 5, East Pilbara BMX Club – CLICK HERE

Sunday, August 9

  • NSW State Series Round 3, Block 1, Penrith BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • NSW State Series Round 3, Block 2, Penrith BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Term 3 Week 3, Eastern Goldfields BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Sunday Term 3 Race 3, Bayside BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Hawkesbury Clubby Round 7, Hawkesbury Hornets BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Club Racing, Southern City BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Club Event, Nhulunbuy BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Break Free Series Round 4, Gawler BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Jingili Sunday Gates, Jingili BMX Club – CLICK HERE