Welcome to a wrap up of BMX action from across the first weekend of August. Races all around Australia had riders competing for glory, but also for a very special cause. See for yourself!
COVER PIC: Riders flying in the fourth round of the BMXNT Grand Tour at Big Rivers BMX Club. (pic courtesy of BMXNT Facebook page)
Beenleigh BMX Club – Send it Like Trav
It was a very special day at the Beenleigh BMX Club on Saturday as riders from around Australia rode together to remember Travis Kramer.
The club dedicated the day to raise awareness of teen suicide, which is a serious issue in today’s society.
Over 300 riders were out on the Queensland track all riding for one young man. Continuing her fantastic 2018 season was Nerang’s Erin Lockwood in the women’s superclass event. Following the national champion on the podium was home club rider Des’ree Barnes and New Zealand’s Monique Smith.
There were 30 riders in the men’s superclass event and it was Ipswich West Moreton’s Matt Krasevskis who took line honours. Rounding out the competitive podium was Redland’s Jye Homsbch and Pine Rivers’ rider, Kye Affoo.
He may have won the 16 boy’s class, but Nerang’s Kai Angel was much more interested in the reason they were there. Take a look at his Instagram post wrapping up the day.
For a full list of results CLICK HERE
Be sure to take a look at The Dirt on Wednesday night where you’ll find a comprehensive story of the event.
If you are struggling or know of anyone in need of help. Please give Lifeline Australia a ring on 13 11 14, It ain’t weak to speak!
Walkerston One Day Wonder
An 11-hour road trip north of Beenleigh is Walkerston BMX Club and on Saturday they held their “One Day Wonder”. Just over 100 competitors ran riot across the track with some riders never missing the mark all day.
Winning every race they competed in was Paige Akers 9 girl’s (Moranbah BMX Club), Hunter Boschen 10 boy’s + 8-10 boy’s cruiser (Townsville BMX Club), Macin Ebert 13 boy’s (Sarina & District BMX Club), Jackson English 14 boy’s (Mackay Pioneer BMX Club), Conor Lanigan 15 boy’s (Sarina & District BMX Club), Michael Wallin men’s superclass (Walkerston BMX Club), Katie Van Zanden women’s superclass (Sarina & District BMX Club), Brock De Silva 13-14 boy’s cruiser (Mackey Pioneer BMX Club) and Craig Larcombe 40-44 men’s cruiser (Mackey Pioneer BMX Club)
To see a full list of results – CLICK HERE
There were some fantastic finishes from all riders, but Sarina & District BMX Club looked to come away with the trumps. Check out their post on the day below!
Atherton BMX Club
It was clubby mayhem at Atherton BMX Club as 27 riders took to the track on Sunday. Starting with the juniors, it was Jamie Bloomfield who took the top spot winning every race.
Along similar lines was Parker Hamilton in the Ratbags, Matthew Walker in the Drifters and Will Lawrence in the Bandits.
Take a look at the full list of results by CLICKING HERE
BMXNT Grand Tour 2018
Heading to the Top End of Australia and Big Rivers BMX Club held the fourth round of the 2018 BMXNT Grand Tour on Sunday. There were 120 riders competing for glory on a day that provided perfect conditions.
It was a successful day for all clubs, particularly for Jingilli who had nine of its riders come away with a first-place finish. Coming in second on the tally was Satellite City with five and Nhulunbuy with three.
Take a look at the full list of results – HERE
Check out some of the action captured in the photos below.
BMXWA 2018 Super Series Rd8 Rockingham
The eighth round of BMXWA’s Super Series at Rockingham BMX Club was on Sunday. A whopping 412 riders made their way to the track in southern Perth for a day of red hot racing.
After winning the overall men’s elite crown from this year’s National Series UCI rounds, Bradley Game has kept his strong form going as he came away with the top spot in the men’s superclass. Joining the Wanneroo BMX Club rider on the podium was Jamie Gill from the Hills BMX Club and Dylan Rush from Bunbury.
Rachel Gaskin from Southside BMX Club also had a great day at Rockingham winning the women’s superclass. Hot on her tyres was fellow Southside rider, Bianca Campbell and Felicity Mann from the Hills BMX Club.
Having the home track advantage can be incredibly advantageous and for the seven riders from Rockingham, it was their time to shine.
Starting our list of successful home riders is Declan Mcghee in the 8-10 voucher + 10 boy’s expert, world no.1 Jordan Callum (13-15 voucher + 14 boy’s), Neave Knight (8-9 girl’s), Jack Malone (8 boy’s) and Taj Hill (10 boy’s novice).
To see a full list of results from the event CLICK HERE
Red Bull Pump Track World Championships
Across the weekend The Red Bull Pump Track World Championship qualifiers were on in Japan and Canada with two Aussies standing tallest on each podium.
Saya Sakakibara dominated in Japan and Harriet Burbudge-Smith took on a heavily contested Canadian turn out to lift a ticket to the final. Check out Saya’s social below! + Read about our Legend of August – HERE
Social of the weekend!
Froth levels were high as Geelong Thunder BMX Club hosted a clubby day… Not a bad technique!