Largest turnout for se­ries

Pilbara News - - Sport - Kate Tay­lor and Tom Zaun­mayr

Kar­ratha had a strong show­ing at what was re­port­edly the largest North West BMX com­pe­ti­tion round in the event’s his­tory in Port Hed­land last month.

About 50 rid­ers made the twohour drive up the road and were greeted with a re­prieve from the rain, al­low­ing time for main­te­nance work by the Hed­land track crew to get the event up and run­ning with min­i­mal de­lay.

Round 2 did not dis­ap­point and of­fered a fan­tas­tic dis­play of rac­ing, from the two to three-year-old mini wheel­ers and the bal­ance bikes to the pro male and fe­male rid­ers. BMX is a unique sport in which it is not un­com­mon for sev­eral or all fam­ily mem­bers to take part, pro­vid­ing a fam­ily-friendly en­vi­ron­ment.

The Kirk­wood fam­ily, rep­re­sented by mum Kylie and Cal­lum, Brady, Dil­lan and ju­nior rider Bren­nan, had a hugely suc­cess­ful meet, with Kylie pick­ing up third, Cal­lum first in the Pro Men’s class and Brady and Dil­lan third and sec­ond in their re­spec­tive age classes.

An­other Kar­ratha BMX fam­ily tast­ing suc­cess were the Az­zopar­dis, with dad Josh and sons Ri­ley and Caleb fin­ish­ing with third plac­ings. Other Kar­ratha BMX Club medal win­ners in­cluded So­phie Tay­lor, Kalani Porch, Jack­son Tatham, Alan Kurilowski and Joshua Swiatek.

Con­rad Thom­son, Will Gethin, Sa­man­tha Davis-Thom­son and Ash­lyn Keremele­vich took home sil­ver medals.

Kayla Salta, Jace Robinson, Jack Glover, Sasha Jef­fry, Tea­gan Singer and Bai­ley King rounded out Kar­ratha’s medal haul with third plac­ings.

Round 3 of the se­ries, hosted by the Kar­ratha BMX Club, is on Satur­day, July 23.

Pic­ture: Brid­get Mar­low

Chloe Nor­man rides in the 6-7 Sprocket Girl class.

Pic­ture: Kate Tay­lor

Dren­nan Gale, Alan Kurilowski and Josh Az­zopardi.

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