One of the biggest names in the world of BMX is racing at our National Series in Frankston!
USA’s Rio Olympic gold medallist Connor Fields is making his way to Frankston BMX Club in Melbourne for the second round of the 2018 BMX Australia National Series this weekend, April 21-22.
Alongside Fields, Australia’s premier BMX series will also see over 600 riders all lining up at the start gate for a taste of the action.
There will be 23 Australian male elite riders taking on the Olympic champion in the most competitive class on the day which includes two-time Australian champion Alex Cameron, Bradley Game, Matt Krasevskis and Tristyn Kronk to name a few.
Coming from Queensland, Fields has arrived in Victoria excited about taking on some Australia’s best BMX riders.
“I’m definitely looking forward to racing down here in Australia,” Fields said.
“It’s always fun to race somewhere new and I always feel really welcomed from the Aussies!”
There will be a large contingent of national champions racing at Frankston including women’s elite rider Erin Lockwood, men’s junior elite Nathaniel Rodway, women’s junior elite Ashlee Miller and 16-boy’s Jack Davis.
“My preparation for Frankston has been pretty good,” Lockwood said.
“I’ve rested up and I’m really looking forward to riding on the track. From what I’ve seen from photos, the track looks a bit technical but also really fun at the same time.”
Rodway has similar feelings about Frankston and is looking forward to adding more great results to his already successful 2018 season.
“The last couple of weeks have been unreal,” Rodway exclaimed.
“Winning the nationals and Oceanias is a massive confidence booster for Frankston and I can’t wait to race there.”
Fields won’t be only the only international rider racing for a podium finish in Victoria with a handful of New Zealand riders as well as solo Japanese rider Masuda Yuichi in the men’s junior elite.
Riders aged five and under, right though to 50-plus will be lining up across the weekend, emphasising BMX as one of Australia’s most inclusive sporting activities for people of all ages.
In total there will be seven rounds of the 2018 BMXA National Series with Frankston followed by Darwin in June and the Gold Coast in July. From there racing will head to Adelaide in August, Canberra in September and finish in Launceston in October.
Across the weekend, highlights of all racing will be available online at the BMX Australia website and social media channels, with a VNR available to media on both Saturday and Sunday after racing.
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