BMX boys hit the heights at nationals

THREE Tamworth BMX riders returned from the recent 2014 Subaru National BMX Championships in Shepparton, Victoria with plenty of success.

Dan Morris flies in the recent nationals in Shepparton.

Dan Morris flies in the recent nationals in Shepparton.

Tamworth BMX club  legend Mark Stones competed strongly in the men’s 40-44 Cruiser. Jack Davis won 2A and 3A plates in the 11-12 Cruiser and 12 boys 20” while NIAS Lone Star rider Dan Morris rode well in two classes.

Steggles Tamworth Bicycles BMX team member Morris also rode in the pre-title event and a National Series event prior to the nationals that drew 1362 competitors ranging from two-year-old “striders” to 50 plus “oldies who should know better”.

Top riders Sam Willoughby and Caroline Buchanan were also present although the weather for the week was very cold and included showers most days.

Morris showed that all the practice and training was paying off with exceptional results in the pre-titles on the Wednesday and then made the final in the national series on the Thursday night.

On the Saturday he rode the 16 boys 20 inch class where he made the semi finals. Although he got off to a good start and was in a position to progress through to the final, he was pushed off the track by another competitor and just missed making the final.

This only fired him up more for the Cruisers on Sunday and after strong showings in the motos, he won his semi final and progressed to the final. His worst start for the day cost him a bit and he ended up finishing a very solid sixth, earning his first Aussie plate.

Dan thanks sponsors, Steggles, Tamworth Bicycles, Fitness Plus, Lloyd Signco, Buckpitt Accounting and Amigos Car Detailing along with Gunnedah Services and Bowling Club (NIAS Lonestar) for their continued support.