Tamworth riders rip it up in the ACT

SEVEN riders from the Tamworth BMX Club have returned from the ACT State Championships with a few medals and a few bruises after a huge weekend of competition.

Despite a wet track on Saturday there was some great racing with four Tamworth riders getting a result.

Jack Davis qualified to represent Australia in the Mighty Elevens test team after a great qualifying ride.

The team will travel to New Zealand for a trans-Tasman test series in June. 

Dan Morris also blitzed the field to fly past the post first in his Cruiser age group final for the second year in a row.

Morris will now get to sport the No 1 ACT plate on his bike for another year.

Martin Heywood had a great ride to finish fifth in the Cruiser class, despite having to ride in a different age group.

Mason Heywood also rode well in the 7 boys Sprockets.

Sunday saw the sun and a big crowd come out, with the full Tamworth contingent competing well in the 20” classes.

Justin Eunson had a good run in the 10 boys, while Davis returned to the track to finish fifth in the 12 boys final.

Kaitlyn Heywood was unlucky not to get a ride in the 12 girls final. 

After three motos Heywood was on the same points as another rider, but unfortunately missed the final on a countback.

Jayden Eunson was also unlucky to miss out on the final in 15 boys after another rider slid out and brought him down in his last moto.

Morris riding in A Pro made the semi finals of the A Pro class on Sunday but unfortunately got his bars tangled with another rider out of the gate and crashed on the first straight.  The Cruiser champion was still pleased to make the semi in a pro class event at a state title.

Current women’s BMX World Champion Caroline Buchanan was competing in Canberra and was one of the highlights of the meet, with a buzz of excitement going around the stadium every time she hit the track.

Buchanan didn’t disappoint, winning the Women’s Pro event on both days.

The Tamworth BMX Club trains on Tuesday nights with club racing on Thursday nights. 

Anyone is welcome to join the club and have a ride on the Tamworth track.

The next big event for the club is the Coalfield Classic on March 16 in Maitland.

The classic is an open event with a lot more Tamworth members expected to compete.

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