Su­per Se­ries round draws large field

Pilbara News - - Sport - Kate Tay­lor

The sec­ond round of the North West Su­per Se­ries took place in Tom Price this month in per­fect rid­ing con­di­tions.

The Tom Price track is in a pic­turesque lo­ca­tion at the bot­tom of Mt Name­less with tow­er­ing red cliffs and beau­ti­ful shady trees.

With sim­i­lar num­bers to those seen in round 1, the event at­tracted 209 riders from across the Pil­bara.

Sixty-five of the riders were en­thu­si­as­tic mini-wheel­ers and sprocket rock­ets tak­ing to the track in the un­der-8s par­tic­i­pa­tion classes.

All were re­warded with a medal and a Rio Tinto pen­cil pack as they crossed the fin­ish line.

Close to 60 Kar­ratha BMX riders made the trip in­land to rep­re­sent the club, from mini­wheel­ers to pro men and ev­ery­thing in be­tween.

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

In the 11 boys’ age class Kar­ratha was rep­re­sented by five riders.

This group had a rough start to the day with a spec­tac­u­lar pile-up on the third straight.

Kar­ratha rider Aaron Jef­fery hit the decks hard but was thank­fully un­in­jured and got back on his bike to fin­ish the race.

All the Kar­ratha boys in this group made it through to the A fi­nal, with Aaron com­ing away with third place.

In the Cruiser classes, Kar­ratha claimed five out of the nine medals on of­fer, tak­ing gold in both the 14+ women’s and se­nior men’s classes.

Un­for­tu­nately, Kar­ratha could not quite pull off the podium tri­fecta in any class this round, but did have two Kar­ratha riders on the podium in nine classes.

Kar­ratha riders brought home eight gold, seven sil­ver and seven bronze medals from the event.

With the Tom Price round done and well and truly dusted in pin­dan, riders now turn their at­ten­tion to round 3 in Hed­land on Satur­day, July 22.

Pic­ture: Kate Tay­lor

10 Boys class riders Kingston Crut­ten­den, Jace Robin­son, James Tay­lor and Kalani Porch.

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