Fun and fast action hit track
The much-anticipated round 3 of the BMX North West Super Series was held at the Karratha BMX Club at the weekend.
After a year of intensive infrastructure development and maintenance, the club was looking its best with a new canteen, a widened and sealed third corner, a meticulously maintained track, a remodelled marshalling area, a raised viewing platform and a family-friendly grassed seating area.
The weekend began with a nonscoring fun night on Friday when riders from other clubs could familiarise themselves with the track, practise their skills and meet fellow competitors.
Along with riders from Port Hedland, Newman and Tom Price, some BMXers even made the trip north from Perth.
With 103 Karratha entrants, the club was well-represented across the board, from mini-wheelers through to the pro classes.
In a vastly male-dominated sport, it was good to see so many women participating, with 22 Karratha girls representing the club, including four who rode dual classes. The girls dominated on their home track, with Karratha riders taking out the top honours in the 8-9, 10-11, 12-13 and 13-andunder mixed cruiser classes.
To conclude the night, the promen put on an amazing show, with many touting it the best race ever seen on the Karratha BMX track.
In a nailbiting race, Wanneroobased Dylan Bennetts took out first place in front of Karratha locals Callum Kirkwood and Ryley Hinchcliffe.
Kirkwood recorded the event’s fastest track time of 31.841sec.
Kasper Godfrey happily rides down a hill.
Joseph Gemmola leads William Gethin in junior men’s.
Mini-wheeler Karalee McLean.
Oliver Scheffler in the six-year-old sprocket boys’ event.
Alan Kurilowski leads the senior cruisers.