Friday’s Block 2 at the 2019 BMXA BAD BOY National Championships saw 13 Aussie titles decided in front of a big crowd at the Shepparton BMX Club that got what they bargained for….and more!
South Australians Imogen Healy and Shae Archbold upstaged a pair of world championships medallists to grab a three-peat of national titles – a feat emulated by Sandy Cameron, while another veteran trumped them all by taking out his fourth in a row.
Healy was sensational in the 12 years girl’s event, going undefeated throughout the day as she stormed to victory from current world 11yrs girl’s champion Portia Eden. The win was Healy’s third Australian title in as many years.
Moments later, fellow South Australian Archbold mirrored the performance of her state-mate by going through the day undefeated and winning a third straight national crown with a great performance in the 13yrs girl’s final.
Archbold led the race early and fought off a second straight challenge from W3 Teya Rufus to win a tight finish.
Dean Patch was a very convincing winner of the 45-49yrs event, making it the Victorian’s fourth consecutive national title and third in that class.
Cameron won the 50+ women’s event, a national 20 inch title for the third year in a row, complimenting her cruiser win on Thursday.
Another to star was Victorian Jaclyn Wilson, who incredibly won her third national title in 24 hours when she claimed the 40-44yrs women’s event, to go with the 30+ masters open wheel title she took out earlier today and yesterday’s cruiser victory.
Veteran Kamahl Lord, who won the national men’s elite title way back in 1995, backed up his earlier cruiser win with a thrilling photo finish triumph over Robert Slatter in the 40-44yrs men’s final.
It was a second straight national 20 inch title for Lord, while Slatter fell inches short of a back to back crown after winning the 35-39yrs event in Bunbury.
In other Block 2 events today:
For all today’s Block 2 RESULTS, click HERE.
Saturday’s final day gets underway at 10am and features the older challenge classes and the championship events, where the elite women’s and men’s events will highlight proceedings.
*Please note all of the above times are strictly a guide only and are subject to change at short notice *