The second round of BMX Australia’s national series kicks off this Saturday with close to 400 riders heading to Nerang BMX Club, including over 80 riders from the Gold Coast area.
One month on from the first national series round in Shepparton, Nerang plays host to what is shaping as a thrilling day of racing littered with world and Australian champions.
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The men’s superclass event is loaded with talent as Izaac Kennedy, the current men’s elite national champion, leads the field in his home state against the likes of former national champions Alex Cameron and Brandon Te Hiko.
Kennedy, fresh of a podium at last month’s world cup in Shepparton, will be looking to replicate his sizzling form at Nerang, a track which previously has been a happy hunting ground for him, taking the win last time the national series was at Nerang, grabbing first place in the men’s junior elite in 2018.
On the women’s ledger, Des’ree Barnes will be looking to maintain her 2020 form, after taking the win in the first round of the national series. It’ll be tough ask with Nerang local and former national champion Erin Lockwood competing, alongside former world age group champion Kira Hill.
Lockwood will be looking to go one better than the last time the national series was at Nerang, when she placed second behind Tokyo Olympic hopeful Saya Sakakibara in 2018, whilst Hill has took out the 14 years girls round home two years ago.
A host of other Aussie and world champions from a variety of age groups will be racing with current junior men’s elite world silver medallist Oliver Moran, current 13yrs boy’s world bronze medallist Noah Elton and loads of local talent on show. There are over 50 riders from Nerang, 35 from Ashmore and 10 from Beenleigh all competing in the heart off the Gold Coast.
The second round of the national series begins on Saturday February 28 at Nerang BMX Club. Practice begins at 10:30 and racing starts at 1:30, with finals starting at 4:00PM.
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