Before action gets underway, read up on what happened last round during our 2018 National Series.
With the second round of our 2018 BMX Nationals Series kicking off today at Frankston BMX Club, we thought we would give you a quick recap on what went down at our first round at Penrith BMX Club on February 17-18.
Headlining the weekend were the Sakakibara siblings of Kai and Saya from Southlake/Illawarra BMX Club who both won their respective classes in the men’s and women’s elite.
Saya was completely flawless all day never missing the mark in her motos before pulling out all the stop in the final. Check out the video below!
It was a different turn of events for Kai who was up against the strong competition of Max Cairns from Park Orchards BMX Club and Bradley Game from Wanneroo BMX Club.
Coming first in only one of his moto’s and managing a second place in the semi-final, Kai needed to pull something out of his helmet and he did just that. Take a look at the men’s elite final below – THIS IS A MUST WATCH!
Both Kai and Saya will not be attending the second round of the National Series due to them embarking on their European Tour. This leaves the top spot open for the taking. Who will take the opportunity?
The men’s junior elite class always produces exciting racing and the rising stars of BMX in Australia didn’t disappoint in Penrith. Logan City BMX Academy club rider, Izaac Kennedy and Lake Macquarie’s Nathanial Rodway were the pick of the riders and both produced flawless moto’s and semi-finals to make their way to the concluding race.
It was Kennedy who came out on top though with Rodway following less than a second behind him. Kennedy will not be racing at Frankston this weekend which means that Rodway will be the favourite heading in. Watch the final race at Penrith below!
There is always a large contingent of international riders who attend our national series and the junior women elite seem to be the most popular class.
New Zealand’s Jessie Smith and Bayley Luttrell are very fierce competitors and that was on display at Penrith with Smith taking first place and Luttrell taking third.
Newly titled national champion, Ashlee Miller from Castle Hill BMX Club will be the spearhead leading the Aussie attack who placed second during round one.
Lutrell may not be attending Frankston but Smith will be there to try and go back-to-back. Watch the highlights from Round 1 below.
Another event that is a must watch throughout the series is the 16-boys class. In Penrith, it was another New Zealand show with Tasman Wakelin dominating the day winning all his motos and finals. Keeping up with his success was Oliver Moran from Manning Valley BMX Club who finished second in the final.
Third and fourth place of the 16-boys included the talented duo of Jack Davis from Tamworth BMX Club and Corey Taylor from Woorree BMX Club. With Moran missing this round, it is down to Davis and Taylor to overthrow Wakelin and take the points in this seven round series.
Similar to the 16-boys were the 16-girls event which had a heap of future stars of the sport producing outstanding racing. Shining from Pine Rivers BMX Club is Kiana Botfield who battled it out all day alongside Vanessa Gooden (Knox BMX Club), Jazz Bailey (Bunbury BMX Club) and Phoebe Wallen from Knox BMX Club. The girls will be doing the same this weekend, so check out the final from round one below!
To see all the amazing races that occurred during our round one at Penrith BMX Club – CLICK HERE!
For all the results which came from round one of the 2018 BMX National Series – CLICK HERE!
To see the standings after round one check out the links below.
Championship Classes – CLICK HERE
Challenge Classes – CLICK HERE