The first weekend of August held over 22 race meets, with one in particular getting riders around the country together to celebrate the life of Travis Kramer.
COVER PIC: Courtesy of LUXBMX/RACE
This week’s Tales from the Berm by BAD BOY had many notable events all equally able to grab the spotlight. This included Rd 8 of BMXNSW’s Super Series at Southlake Illawarra, the Central QLD Zone Championships at Harbour City and the Mildura Storm Open.
But it is hard to go past the second instalment of the Send it Like Trav Memorial at Beenleigh on Saturday, August 3.
It’s a day to remember the life of a special individual as well as the opportunity to raise funds and awareness for LIVIN, an organisation who is breaking the stigma of mental health. #itaintweaktospeak.
The event had over 300 riders from Queensland and beyond come together for a spectacular day, which consisted of a jump competition as well as racing for participatory and competitive riders.
After the resounding success the event had last year in its first edition – READ THAT HERE – the Queensland club didn’t hesitate to hold it again and the day will be one to remember.
Coming out of the gate first in this week’s wrap are the 2036 Olympic hopefuls, as 60 riders participated across five sprocket classes and the one mini wheeler category. We can’t wait to watch these shredders grow into competitive racing.
Coming hot off their success at the 2019 UCI BMX World Championships in Zolder was a trio of Aussie riders who were back on their whips and found the top of their respective podiums.
Leading the way was 9-time world champion Thomas Tucker from Pine Rivers, who competed in both the 14-boy’s and 13-14 boy’s cruiser. With a #W1 on both of his bars, Tucker clean swept both categories, never missing the beat all day and continuing to impress onlookers.
Coming home from Belgium with a #W8 in the 40 & over women’s cruiser class was Bayside’s Letitia Weatherhead, who was more than eager to get on the bike again, clean sweeping the 30+ women’s masters.
The third TeamAUSBMX member to find the top of the podium at Beenleigh was Clarence Valley’s Kai McGregor. The 8-boy’s rider was knocked out in the 1/8 finals at worlds, but the youngster used the experience to clean sweep the same class at Beenleigh.
The trio weren’t the only riders to clean sweep their respective classes on the weekend and can be seen below.
The superclass categories are always eye catching and over the weekend it was no different. Returning from a long stint off the bike after a significant shoulder injury was Shannon Petre.
The former Cairns rider, now Pine Rivers shredder, was back in action as she continues to progress along her road to recovery and it looks to be going well as she found the top of the podium in the women’s superclass.
Clean sweeping Petre finished first with Beenleigh’s Jennalyn Butler in second and Ipswich’s Chloe Jackson in third.
The men’s contingent also played its part on the day as 20 competitors battled it out. Geelong’s Brandon Te Hiko, the 2018 elite men’s national champion, won the day clean sweeping every race while his fierce competitors could only watch.
Following Te Hiko on the podium was Redland’s Jye Hombsch and Knox’s Joshua McLean.
For a full list of results – CLICK HERE
Take a look at some of the images taken from LUXBMX/Race below.
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