Bumper field put tal­ent on dis­play in Su­per Se­ries

Pilbara News - - Sport - Kate Tay­lor

The North West Su­per Se­ries be­gan in style at the East Pil­bara BMX track in New­man on May 13, with per­fect weather and a well­pre­pared track.

The event at­tracted 210 rid­ers from across the Pil­bara, with a few even mak­ing the trip north from Perth.

A to­tal of 55 rid­ers from the Kar­ratha BMX Club made the 12-hour round trip in­land.

The club was rep­re­sented in all classes with three mini-wheel­ers (2-4-year-olds), 10 sprock­ets (4-7year-olds) and 42 age class rid­ers, while 10 Kar­ratha rid­ers also en­tered dual classes com­pet­ing in the 20-inch and Cruiser classes.

Kar­ratha rid­ers com­peted strongly across the board, with some great skills on dis­play out on the track.

Some eight-year-old rid­ers, com­pet­ing in the age classes for the first time, put on a great show and per­formed ex­tremely well in large fields.

Bren­nan and Tahj Kirk­wood took out sec­ond and third place re­spec­tively in a field of 15 eightyear-old boys, and Chloe Nor­man took first place in a com­bined class of 13 eight and nine-year-old girls — a great ef­fort from our younger rid­ers.

Kar­ratha rid­ers also dom­i­nated in the 10-year-old boys’ class, tak­ing a clean sweep of the medals.

It was won­der­ful to see such great club spirit, with rid­ers sup­port­ing and en­cour­ag­ing each other through­out the day.

Sev­eral new Kar­ratha BMX fam­i­lies par­tic­i­pated in the North West com­pe­ti­tion for the first time, with the more ex­pe­ri­enced North Westers hap­pily show­ing them the ropes.

It was great to see so many rid­ers record­ing faster times through­out the day and work­ing to­wards their own per­sonal goals.

Kar­ratha rid­ers graced the podium across the classes, bring­ing home 25 medals from the event — 10 gold, six sil­ver and nine bronze. With the East Pil­bara round done and dusted, rid­ers now turn their at­ten­tion to round 2 in Tom Price on June 17, which will no doubt pro­vide an­other great day of ac­tion-packed rac­ing.

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