Races a plenty across the country on the weekend, with SA and VIC kicking of their respective state series, as well as some fantastic clubbies that hit triple digits in entries. This week in Tales from the Berm, we delve into the BMX South QLD shootout series.

COVER PIC: Courtesy of Ray Watterson

BMX for the new decade is certainly in full flow now with over 30 events across the weekend, ranging from state series’ to valentine’s day clubbies. With just over a month until nationals at Launceston, every rider is making sure they are ready for the big dance.

Victoria and South Australia both kicked off their state series over the weekend, with Victoria pulling 435 riders across round one and South Australia pulling over 250 riders each day. It was a fantastic way to start the state rounds and we are looking forward to reviewing them in the coming months. (Scroll to the bottom to check out all the results from the various events around the country).

This week the first round of the 2020 Oxley Cycles Shootout Series takes centre stage, as Queensland’s premier track, Sleeman Supercross, played host to 480 riders in one of the biggest events on the BMX Queensland calendar.

In the superclass, Victorian Joshua McLean bounced back from third in his first two motos to take out the final by .2 of a second, ahead of Joshua Boyton of Centenary Plains and Matt Krasevskis of Ipswich West Moreton.

Des’ree Barnes continued her stellar start to the new decade, clean sweeping the superclass women’s ledger, pipping Pine Rivers’ Kiana Botfield in second and Tahlia Marsh of Clarence Valley in third.

Joining Barnes in clean sweeping the opposition were the riders below;

Harrison Regan: 9-boy’s (Nerang BMX Club)
Molly Williamson: 10-girl’s (Redlands BMX Club)
Mahalia Choveaux: 11-girl’s (Suncoast Hinterland BMX Club)
Benjamin Schramm: 11-12 boy’s cruiser (Ashmore BMX Club)
Isabel Dauth: 12-girl’s (Nerang BMX Club)
Bailey Willis: 13-boy’s (Pine Rivers BMX Club)
Cheralee White: 13-girl’s (Nerang BMX Club)
Callum Woodbury: 13-14 boy’s cruiser (Ashmore BMX Club)
Charlotte Guy: 13-14 girl’s cruiser (Ashmore BMX Club)
Joel Griggs: 14-boy’s (Ashmore BMX Club)
Courtney Oostendorp: 15 girl’s (Ashmore BMX Club)
Callum Howarth: 15-16 boy’s cruiser (Nerang BMX Club)
Shae McClellan: 15-16 girl’s cruiser (Centenary Plains BMX Club)
Kane Gibbons: 16 boy’s (Nerang BMX Club)
Shontal Cini: 16-girl’s (Nerang BMX Club)
Mitchell Torrens: 17-24 men’s (Redlands BMX Club)
Ashley Willard: 17-24 women’s cruiser (Nerang BMX Club)
Sheridan Flint: 17-24 women’s (Toowoomba BMX Club)
Beaux Highden-Smith: 30-39 men’s cruiser (Redlands BMX Club)
Tom McClellan: 40-49 men’s cruiser (Centenary Plains BMX Club)
Elissa Foreman: 50+ women’s cruiser (Pine Rivers BMX Club)
Jeffrey Williams: 50+ men’s cruiser (Suncoast Hinterland BMX Club)

On top of this, there was close to 60 mini wheelers and sprockets participating in the first shootout of the year and for some of them their first shootout ever.

For a full list of results – CLICK HERE

A special shout out to Bunbury BMX Club for hosting the first round of the BMXWA “Smarter than Smoking” Super Series 2020, some fantastic footage you can check out below. A nice tribute as well to Kai Sakakibara with the number 77 etched into the track. #KaiFight77.

Stay Strong, Kai 🙏

Posted by BMX Sports WA on Saturday, 15 February 2020

Entries are still open for BMX Australia’s events, with the second round of the national series at Nerang coming at the end of the month- entries close 11pm February 24, so enter now – HERE!

For all BMXA events – CLICK HERE.


Friday, February 14
• CBMX Series 1 Round 1, Canberra BMX Club – CLICK HERE
• Clubby, Northern BMX Club – CLICK HERE
• Term 1 Week 2, Eastern Goldfields BMX Club – CLICK HERE
• Friday Club Racing, Red Centre BMX Club – CLICK HERE
• Friday Racing, Maryborough BMX Club – CLICK HERE
• Fun Clubby, Frankston BMX Club – CLICK HERE
• Clubby Number 2, Blue Lake BMX Club Inc – CLICK HERE
• Ipswich Race Night 2, Ipswich & West Moreton BMX Club – CLICK HERE
• Cowmeet, Cowaramup BMX Club – CLICK HERE
• CCBMX Series 1 Round 1, Coffs Coast BMX Club – CLICK HERE
• MBMX Round 1, Maitland Tenambit BMX Club – CLICK HERE
• BMX Night 2, round, Wanneroo BMX Club – CLICK HERE
• Atherton BMX Club Racing, Atherton BMX Club – CLICK HERE
• Sarina Club Racing, Sarina BMX Club – CLICK HERE
• Race 14th February, Wooree Park BMX Club – CLICK HERE

Saturday, February 15
• SCBMX Summer Series Round 3, Southern City BMX – CLICK HERE
• Macarthur Clubby S1 R2, Macarthur BMX Club – CLICK HERE
• LMBMX 2020 S1 R1, Lake Macquarie BMX Club – CLICK HERE
• 2020 Club Series 1 Round 4, Castle Hill BMX Club – CLICK HERE
• Terrigal Round 1 Series 1, Terrigal BMX Club – CLICK HERE
• Cairns Saturday Night Round 1, Cairns BMX Club – CLICK HERE
• 2020 Cheap as Chips, Taupo BMX Club – CLICK HERE
• BMXWA “Smarter than Smoking” Super Series Round 1, Bunbury BMX Club – CLICK HERE
• 2020 BMX South QLD Shootout Series Round 1, Sleeman SX – CLICK HERE
• 2020 BMXSA State Series – Round 1, Happy Valley BMX Club – CLICK HERE

Sunday, February 16
• 2020 BMXSA State Series – Round 2, Happy Valley BMX Club – CLICK HERE
• Victorian State Series Round 1, Sunbury BMX Club – CLICK HERE
• SR Clubby Series 1 R2, San Remo BMX Club – CLICK HERE
• Hawkesbury Clubby Round 3, Hawkesbury Hornets BMX Club – CLICK HERE
• Club Meet, Casino BMX Club – CLICK HERE
• 2020 Series 1 Round 3, Sydney BMX Club – CLICK HERE