Last weekend saw a host of riders get in some last minute race preparation for round 3 of the BMXA national series at Satellite City in Darwin this coming weekend with events in Sydney, Gladstone and Moranbah. Check out our wrap from the Penrith Open, Harbour City June Blockbuster and Moranbah BMX Club Weekend of Madness!
Cover pic courtesy: BMX NSW Inc. Facebook page
The freezing cold temperatures in Sydney didn’t deter hundreds of riders from taking to the start gates at Penrith BMX Club yesterday for BMXNSW’s Penrith Open.
While the red line on the thermometer was headed south, the action on the track was hot, with some thrills, spills and plenty of skills in the superclass events.
In a carnage ravaged men’s final, LMX Bicycle Supercross club rider Andy Hughes got away to a brilliant start and was never headed to claim victory from evergreen two-time Australian elite champion Alex Cameron (Sydney BMX Club) and local Penrith star Kyle Jaehne.
Here’s a post from the BMX NSW Facebook page that can take you to Mick Carruthers’ awesome YouTube playlist from the event. First up you’ll see the men’s superclass final. Enjoy!
The Penrith Pro Straight delivers the carnage action in the Superclass final again…..- Replay all the finals from…
In the women’s superclass event, Southlake / Illawarra Bmx Club’s Leanna Curtis continued her comeback from injury with a stellar undefeated day, taking the win in the final from rising star Paige Harding (Castle Hill) and her clubmate Gemma-Lee Thomas.
Many of those in action at Penrith, led by a host of the superclass riders, will now head to Darwin and the third round of the BMX National Series at Satellite City this weekend.
For info about that event, click here.
For the schedule for round 3 of the national series, click here.
Other riders to go through the day unbeaten across motos and their classification final included:
One of the absolute highlights from the day at Penrith were the 53 sprockets who hit the track, making up almost 20% of the 268 competitors on the day.
A special mention must go to Tony Wright for traveling all the way from Manning Valley, to help out as an official, even though he had no rider at the event. That, right there, is what the BMXA family is all about.
Good onya Tony. You’re our star of the weekend!
PIC via Jham Bar’s Facebook page (they provided awesome coffee for the weekend too!)
Gladstone and the Harbour City BMX Club turned it on all weekend for the Harbour City Blockbuster, with 157 riders and 203 entries hitting the track.
The celebrity race featuring a host of local personalities, including the Member for Gladstone Glenn Butcher and Councillor Desley O’Grady from Gladstone Regional Council, was a hoot with the commentary a highlight.
In the serious racing department there were some outstanding performances from the host club’s riders with Charley Ryan (9yrs girl’s), Ben Dunphy (11yrs boy’s), Graeme Riggs (30 & over men’s) and Angela Potter (30-39yrs women’s cruiser) all going through the weekend undefeated in their respective classes.
Visitors with a perfect weekend included Jade Davies (Rockhampton) in the 14yrs girl’s, Lincon Botfield (Pine Rivers) in the 11-12yrs boy’s cruiser, Jacob Marshall (Bundaberg) in the 30-34yrs men’s cruiser and his clubmate Chris Pratt in the 40+ men’s cruiser.
Pine Rivers’ Kiana Botfield also won every moto in the women’s superclass event, where she beat her sister Tenniele and local Paige Guymer.
Caboolture BMX Club’s two-time national elite champion Corey Frieswyk took out a hotly contested men’s superclass final from Joel Clark (Nerang) and Josh Boyton (Centenary Plains).
Perhaps the star of the day though was Marborough BMX Club’s Campbell Allan, who was unbeaten in the 13yrs boy’s event. Newly crowned 10yrs world champion Tama Onekawa, racing three years up, put in a stunning performance to finish in second place on the day.
Campbell’s proud Mum Donna posted this video of him powering to win his last moto to ensure a weekend clean sweep.
Campbell didn’t drop a moto all weekend weekend in Gladstone this is his final.
Posted by Donna Allan on Sunday, June 17, 2018
Harbour City BMX Club President Bruce Crow, who’s son Harrison went within a wheel of clean sweeping the 10yrs boy’s event, said the two days were a resounding success.
“It was an awesome weekend,” Crow told BMXA.
“We attracted some really good quality riders from South East Queensland, especially in the superclass events like Corey Frieswyk, Tristyn Kronk, Jye Hombsch and Josh Boyton.
“The Botfield family from Pine Rivers came and did really well and overall there was some really strong riding.
“One race that stood out was the special 13-14-15 years boy’s event we put on with the sponsorship from Tristyn Kronk and BMX Tracks Australia. Tyson Kenny from Nerang won it and it was a very stong race.
“From all reports, everyone that came had a ball and we are very happy with the weekend.”
Madness at Moranbah
Pic via Helen Rivers’ Facebook page
Almost 150 riders made their way to the mining town of Moranbah for the Weekend of Madness and plenty of them showed ‘mad skills’.
Leading the way were ten riders who won all of the motos they contested, including:
In the women’s superclass Van Zanden beat home Taylor Kerr from Proserpine and Jessica Doring, while in the corresponding men’s event, Proserpine’s Byron Chauntler was too good for Sarina & District’s pair Conor Lanigan and Kaelen Gough.
Importantly for the future of the sport in the region there were 26 sprockets and nine mini wheelers having the time of their young lives.
PIC via Dan Longmore’s Facebook page