Largest turnout for series
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.
Chloe Norman rides in the 6-7 Sprocket Girl class.
Drennan Gale, Alan Kurilowski and Josh Azzopardi.