The world championships are in the rearview mirror and the focus now returns to top class domestic racing and round 3 of the BMXA National Series at Satellite City BMX Club in Darwin.
Main PIC: Pine Rivers’ Kiana Botfield at Frankston via Prolab Projects
Hundreds of riders will descend upon Darwin in the NT this weekend (23-24 June) for the third round of the BMXA National Series at the Satellite City BMX Club.
Unlike the first two rounds of the national series that were UCI sanctioned events, this weekend will be the first of the series’ ‘Superclass’ rounds with competitors aged 14 and over able to race for the superclass title.
Some riders, like Paige Harding, Shannon Petre and Kiana Botfield in the women’s event, along with Oliver Moran and Rory McNamara in the men’s race, will also compete in their respective age group classes.
Of the more than 200 entries, there are some world class riders with two-time Australian elite champion Alex Cameron (that’s him below winning the 2016 Aussie title) headlining the men’s field and 2016 national women’s elite winner Leanna Curtis the favourite in her class alongside reigning national title holder Erin Lockwood and the prodigious Des’Ree Barnes.
Like the first two rounds of the series, day one of the event will see registration open from 1pm to 5pm local time. Saturday June 23 will be the only day riders are able to register, there will be no registration on Sunday June 24.
Practice begins on Saturday at 2pm. Racing is then scheduled to kick off at 6:30pm on Saturday evening.
You can also download the technical guide for the 2018 BMXA National Series HERE.
On top of yet another great weekend for top quality racing, our FREE coaching clinic will once again be available for all those aspiring coaches to improve on their own skills.
Not only is this a great opportunity for level 1 coaches, but also gives you the chance to bring along a rider of your choice to help with the session.
BMXA National Team Manager and 2008 Olympian, Luke Madill (seen above left in Ronald Fritz’s pic at the Frankston NS round coaching clinic), will be there at midday on Saturday April 21 with his team for that session (1200-1330).
There are still a few spots remaining so if you are an accredited coach who has not registered, but would like to attend, please be there on the day and meet Luke under the 8m start hill.