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Adelaide produced testing conditions for the riders competing at the fifth stage of the 2019 BMXA BAD BOY National Series, with a chilling wind and non-stop racing on the menu for a packed trackside crowd.

COVER PIC: Joel Marsh competing at the 2019 BMXA BAD BOY National Series at The Cove BMX Club (pic courtesy of Get Snapt).

Capturing the spotlight on a spectacular day was Rio Olympic finalist, Anthony Dean, who competed in the superclass category and came away with another win under his belt. To read about that – CLICK HERE

Grabbing their own share of the stage were the 300-odd challenge riders who took to the track as another bout for national series points was on the line.

Showing their true colours in their home state were eight South Australians who were adamant about not allowing a visiting competitor to get the better of them on the podium.

Leading the pack was 15-boy’s rider Joel Marsh from Happy Valley. With the ‘3A’ on his plate, Marsh was on a mission as he clean-swept his category and was a standout in a heavily contested class.

Other Happy Valley clean sweepers included Winston Richards in the 10-boy’s and Preston Murray in the 12-boy’s. The final Happy Valley winner was 8-girl’s rider Maya Wellman.

Tea Tree Gully had two of their riders find a top spot on the podium with their 12-girl’s national champion Imogen Healy and 45-49 men’s cruiser rider Rudy Perressoni winning line honours.

Healy dominated her class and in the final got the job done with ease while her twin sister Fenella finished in second.

The sole winning rider from Gawler BMX Club was Emma McDermott. The 9-girl’s competitor had a great day out coming third in her first moto before going on to take the win in the final.

Last but not least were the home dirt heroes, Riley Lawrence and Shae Archbold. The pair were looking very comfortable on familiar ground as Lawrence picked up the top spot on the 9-boy’s podium, while Archbold continued her string of strong performances with a clean sweeping day in the 13 girl’s.

While the South Australian contingent had a handful of riders clean sweep their classes, they weren’t the only ones to do so.

Travelling to Adelaide and coming away with a dominating performance were:

  • Harley Bradshaw: 8-boy’s (Sydney BMX Club)
  • Cameron Gatt: 11-boy’s AND 11-12 boy’s cruiser (Geelong BMX Club)
  • Vada Botfield: 11-girl’s (Pine Rivers BMX Club)
  • Sienna Richmond: 11-12 girl’s cruiser (Ballarat Sebastopol CC BMX Club)
  • Joshua Jolly: 13-boy’s (Knox BMX Club)
  • Zoe Johnston: 15-girl’s (Knox BMX Club)
  • Jayden Keogh: 16-boy’s (Southside BMX Club)
  • Timothy Moylan: 35-39 men’s (Penrith BMX Club)
  • Brett Barnes: 45-49 men’s (Hawkesbury Hornets BMX Club)

For a full list of results – CLICK HERE

Be sure to keep an eye out for more highlights from the day’s action as every single final is uploaded onto YouTube.