Check out a couple of pictures that tell just a snippet of the story from the weekend, but nonetheless they are some of our favourites!
The weekend just past saw more than 600 riders descend on the Penrith BMX Club for round one of the 2018 BMX Australia National Series. There was plenty of action, and the host club put in a monumental amount of work to have the track and event precinct in tip-top shape.
Here are a couple of pictures that tell just a snippet of the story from the weekend, but nonetheless they are some of our favourites.
1300 Medics were there…And they will be at every event we hold for the rest of the season. They did an awesome job working with our riders, officials and parents. BMX riders, you’re in safe hands in 2018.
Sprocket Coordinator Melissa Chambers…Melissa is the hero to so many of our sprocket riders, and their parents! She’s there to help them on the gate and at the end of their race. Well done Mel, thank you for being there for the stars of the future.
Speaking of sprockets…They gave the weekend a good go and took on a tough track with plenty of gusto!
Sprockets grow up and then race with their parents…Zoe Weatherhead graduated into the 8 Girls racing class in 2018 and finished sixth in her first event ever at the National Series. Mum Letitia scored a win in both 40-44 women and 30+ Masters women.
Plenty of others raced for the first time too…The 8 boys also had some hitting the track in anger for the first time. During the motos Blue Mountains BMX Club rider Eli Schroeder was there or thereabouts, but come the final he finished numero unero.
Winners. Everyone wants to be one…We saw a lot of #1A plates on track this weekend, and plenty of riders chasing them down. We head to Aussies in one month from now, and everyone has their eyes on that #1A prize.
Behind the scenes our officials were flawless…Everyone from registration and scoring to those on track. We also have great admiration for our staging officials, who sort out every rider to ensure they’re in the right place, before they race.
Multiple event entries…riders can enter more than one event this year in the National Series, and Castle Hill BMX Club rider Mick Carruthers raced his age group in 20-inch and cruiser as well as 35+ Masters Open wheel. Participation goals right there.
But Carruthers wasn’t the only one…We definitely saw the colours of Sandy Cameron go flying past us three times in the finals within a short period of time. Awesome job to her, and all our other multiple entrants!
We have some FAST junior men coming through…Izaac Kennedy won, with Nathaniel Rodway second, but this will be a battle that we’re predicting to last their entire careers. Kennedy is off to the USA soon, while Rodway will stick to the Aussie series. We’re stocking up on popcorn for when this battle resumes.
Saya picked up where she left off…She was a winner in junior elite women and that transferred to the elite women. Now she will need to get her elbows up in preparation for racing in Europe, because those riders take no prisoners. Good luck Saya!
The elite men’s final…No comment, watch the video below. Round one was large.