A weekend full of BMX racing… perfect.

COVER PIC: The Eastfield BMX Club in all its glory. (pic courtesy of Sam Steinlauf)

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Tales from the Berm by BAD BOY as another weekend of BMX racing is wrapped.

The spotlight this week was shared between the first round of the 2019 Oxley Cycles Shootout Series at Ipswich West Moreton BMX Club, as well as round one and two of the 2019 Track Attack in Melbourne.

Starting with one of the biggest BMX competitions in Queensland, the Oxley Cycles Shootout got off to an incredible start, with close to 500 riders eager to get points on the board and to simply race BMX.

Leading the way with the pure reason of getting out on their bikes, were the participation classes. Over 60 sprockets rockets and mini-wheelers got their weekend fix of BMX, reassuring spectators that the sport is continuing to grow and thrive. Joining them were 42 novice riders living and loving BMX.

The competitive classes (20-inch and cruiser) at Ipswich, were also providing the goods for onlookers, with many riders having a stellar day winning every single race they competed in.

They were:

  • Kai McGregor: 8-boy’s (Clarence Valley BMX Club)
  • Penni Allen: 8-girl’s (Redlands BMX Club)
  • Molly Williamson: 9-girl’s (Redlands BMX Club)
  • Holyee-Ann Jackson: 10-girl’s (Ipswich West Moreton BMX Club)
  • Max Castle: 8-10 cruiser boy’s (Ashmore BMX Club)
  • Beau Switzer: 11-boy’s (Caboolture BMX Club)
  • Vada Botfield: 11-girl’s (Pine Rivers BMX Club)
  • Bailey Mills: 11-12 cruiser boy’s (Bayside BMX Club)
  • Charlotte Guy: 11-12 cruiser girl’s (Ashmore BMX Club)
  • Kaylee Timperley: 13-girl’s (Ipswich West Moreton BMX Club)
  • Flynn Sweeney: 14-boy’s (Nerang BMX Club)
  • Shae McClellan: 14-girl’s (Centenary Plains BMX Club)
  • Callum Howarth: 13-14 cruiser boy’s (Nerang BMX Club)
  • Sacha Mills: 13-14 cruiser girl’s (Bayside BMX Club)
  • Callum Wooler: 15-boy’s (Suncoast Hinterland BMX Club)
  • Shontal Cini: 15-girl’s (Nerang BMX Club)
  • Chloe Jackson: 16-girl’s (Ipswich West Moreton BMX Club)
  • Tegan McClellan: 17-24 women (Centenary Plains BMX Club)
  • Tobias Kollmann: 17-24 cruiser men (Ashmore BMX Club)
  • Stacey Brown: 17-24 cruiser women (Clarence Valley Bmx Club)
  • Dirk Winter: 25-29 men (Suncoast Hinterland BMX Club)
  • Letitia Weatherhead: 25-29 women (Bayside BMX Club)
  • Glen Swain: 30-34 cruiser men (Clarence Valley BMX Club)
  • Kelly Lewis: 35-39 cruiser women (Clarence Valley BMX Club)
  • Beaux HIghden-Smith: 35-39 cruiser men (Redlands BMX Club)
  • Dean Vella: 40-44 men (Pine Rivers BMX Club)
  • David Schramm: 40-44 cruiser men (Ashmore BMX Club)
  • David Woolard: 45-49 men (Logan City BMX Academy)
  • Tom McClellan: 45-49 cruiser men (Centenary Plains BMX Club)
  • Jeffrey Williams: 50+ cruiser men (Suncoast Hinterland BMX Club)

Wrapping up the day were the male and female superclass riders who threw everything they had into the track to make sure that they got their series off to the best possible start.

Continuing her successful start to the year was Beenleigh’s Des’ree Barnes. The 16-year old had a spectacular day leaving her competitors behind her as she won every race.

The men’s field was slightly different, with a number of competitors getting their taste of the one-spot. Although the competition was fierce, Matt Krasevskis came out on top with Joshua Boyton and Corey Frieswyk rounding out the podium.

To see the full list of results – CLICK HERE.

Take a look at some cracking photos from Jeremy Murphy.

Track Attack 2019 – Rounds 1 and 2

The six-round saga in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs commenced at the Eastfield BMX Club on Saturday with over 400 riders getting their 2019 off to a belter.

Seizing the day were many riders and every race had a cheering crowd on their feet. Leading the cheers were the men’s superclass as top tier riders from the state and beyond battled it out.

Taking the top spot on the podium was Shepparton’s Hayden Fletcher, who crossed the line first to beat home The Cove’s Shane Rosa, and Bendigo’s Matthew White.

Emily Fotiniotis from the Knox BMX Club had a great day on track as she won the women’s superclass. Joining her on the podium was Terrigal’s Clare McNamara and Bendigo’s Jaclyn Wilson.

Of course, they weren’t the only riders to have the spectators on their feet. Below are the successful shredders who had a comprehensive day winning every race after round 1 of the 2019 Track Attack.

  • Cooper Drew: 8-boy’s (Red Centre BMX Club, NT)
  • Gracie Piergrosse: 8-girl’s (Portland BMX Club)
  • Harvey Brooks: 9-boy’s (Knox BMX Club)
  • Mitchell Frost: 8-9 novice (Park Orchards BMX Club)
  • Samuel Ivas: 11-boy’s (Cross Keys BMX Club)
  • Ava Lazaridis: 11-girl’s (Wyndham Warriors BMX Club)
  • Fletcher Klepiak: 12-boy’s (Border BMX Club)
  • Brody Verrico: 12-13 novice (Sunbury BMX Club)
  • Connor Fallon: 14-boy’s (Lilydale BMX Club)
  • Ryan Lacy: 15-boy’s (Knox BMX Club)
  • Zane Van Anholt: 16-boy’s (Southern City BMX Club, TAS)
  • Rebecca Smith: 17-29 men (Tea Tree Gully BMX Club)
  • Brett Creswell: 30-39 men’s open wheel (Geelong BMX Club)
  • Caroline Sobotka: 40-49 women’s open wheel (South Eastern BMX Club)
  • Craig Walczuk: 50+ men’s open wheel (Geelong BMX Club)

To see a full list of results – CLICK HERE

You know it’s a good weekend when you have not one, but two rounds of a series going back-to-back on Saturday and Sunday. For the 2019 Track Attack, this was the case.

The Lilydale BMX Club had over 400 riders descend on its track, as riders were eager to produce stronger results from the previous day or have a clean sweeping weekend.

For the men’s superclass, Shane Rosa looked to find better results from his second place at Eastfield and he did just that, beating home Hayden Fletcher and home dirt hero Joshua Callan to find the top spot on the podium.

It was a similar story for Leah Hearne from Batemans Bay who, after coming eighth in round one, produced a fantastic day to win ahead of Lilydale’s Julie Urben Di Giaimo and Bendigo’s Jacyln Wilson in the women’s superclass.

Never missing the beat across a weekend is a remarkable achievement and for the following riders, a first place was the only option on the cards for them.

The winning streakers from the weekend were:

  • Gracie Piergrosse: 8-girl’s (Portland BMX Club)
  • Harvey Drew: 9-boy’s (Knox BMX Club)
  • Samuel Ivas: 11-boy’s (Cross Key BMX Club)
  • Ava Lazaridis: 11-girl’s (Wyndham Warriors BMX Club)
  • Fletcher Klepiak: 12-boy’s (Border BMX Club)
  • Zane Van Anholt: 16-boy’s (Southern City BMX Club)

    For a full list of results – CLICK HERE 

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