Hed­land young­sters ride to suc­cess

Pilbara News - - Sport - Sophia Con­stan­tine

More than 200 rid­ers and spec­ta­tors from across the Pil­bara en­tered the gates of the Hed­land BMX track last week­end for round 3 of the North West Su­per Se­ries.

The com­pe­ti­tion draws a field of ex­pe­ri­enced and tal­ented ath­letes from New­man, Tom Price, Hed­land and Kar­ratha, who come to­gether in the name of good fun and sports­man­ship.

It was a clean sweep of the podium yet again by Hed­land in the nine boys’ cat­e­gory, with Hed­land rid­ers tak­ing out the top five spots.

James Wal­lace came in first, with Austin Smirke and Hunter Stevens com­ing in shortly af­ter­wards in sec­ond and third.

There were sev­eral star ath­letes from Hed­land in other age groups who placed first, in­clud­ing Bodhi Gregs in the 11 boys’ group and Brailee McCurdy in the 12-13 girls.

Fi­nals were held as the Pil­bara sun was set­ting over the track to end a huge day.

Hed­land BMX Club vi­cepres­i­dent Paul Wal­lace said the event was a huge suc­cess and thanked all par­tic­i­pants who trav­elled to town to sup­port one an­other in friendly com­pe­ti­tion.

“The can­teen was pump­ing out de­li­cious food all day and the many, many vol­un­teers all around the place all had huge smiles on our faces — proud of our club, our mem­bers and our fa­cil­i­ties,” he said.

“The track was in spec­tac­u­lar con­di­tion — a far cry from where we were at in March this year and all the rain that came with it.

“Huge thanks to all our club mem­bers, mums and dads, nanas and pops and all the Pil­bara clubs for making this one of the best events to date.”

Round 4 will be held in Kar­ratha on Satur­day, Au­gust 26. Full re­sults are avail­able at ezevent­ing. com.au/live.php?key=1623.

Pic­tures: Sophia Con­stan­tine

Rid­ers vie for suc­cess in round 3 of the North West Su­per Se­ries at the Hed­land BMX track last week­end.

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