A scorching day at the Shepparton BMX Club set the scene for the first round of the 2020 BMXA National Series.
The action took place in the early evening on Friday and due to the farcical weather, the start time was pushed back twice and the motos cut from three to two.
It was one of the crazier starts in recent history for the national series, however that did not halt a fantastic day of racing.
Over 300 racers ventured to Shepparton to compete on the slick, quick track that looks world class ahead of the world cup rounds.
In the superclass Des’ree Barnes of Beenleigh looked red hot, smashing through her two motos before taking out the final in style. On the men’s ledger, Corey Frieswyk of Caboolture created a fresh memory of Shepparton by taking out first place ahead of Hayden Fletcher and Alex Cameron.
Here’s a taste of the sizzling action from Shepparton. The weather and subsequent delays has put us under the pump too and we might be a bit slower than usual getting the rest of our videos out
Stay tuned tomorrow for more of today’s action
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Posted by BMX Australia on Friday, 31 January 2020
Turning over to the challenge classes, the shortened event meant motos were more intense than usual, which led to some fantastic racing.
Riders such as Cameron Gatt (Geelong), Imogen Healy (Tea Tree Gully), Isla Basa Macarthur), Joel Marsh (Happy Valley) and Timothy Moylan (Penrith) all continued their scintillating 2019 form with wins in their respective class.
Gatt, who claimed the 11 years boy’s national series and national championships last year started well in not only the 12yrs boys but the 11-12yrs cruisers as well.
One of the finals of the day came at the very end with Dean Patch narrowly triumphing in the 40-49yrs men, just edging out Jade McPherson and Craig Graham in a nail biter finish. It was the closest race of the day as less than a second split the top three riders.
Macarthur’s Brody Willmott produced a stunning display in his first national series outside of sprockets. Wilmott clean swept the 8yrs boy’s class and improved on his time each lap in one of the highlights of the evening.
It was a successful but dramatic round one event with all riders now looking forward to round two in Nerang at the end of February.
For a full lust of results, CLICK HERE.