Tom Price holds round two of BMX champs
After riding in the FeNaCLNG float parade the weekend before, riders from the Karratha BMX Club had an opportunity to show off their skills during round two of the 2011 BMX North West Championships last weekend.
Round two was hosted by the Tom Price BMX Club on the weekend of August 6 and 7, and 135 riders travelled from around the State to compete.
With good prize money on offer a bus load of Elite riders from Perth made the trip to try their luck on the North West track and two full gates of Elites competed over the weekend.
The Elites may have provided some of the closest and fastest racing but the other classes also were tough competition and there was excellent racing by all riders.
There were spills a plenty and riders learnt how hard the Pilbara ground could be as they pushed as hard as they could to finish in front; thankfully though no one was seriously injured over the weekend.
The cold weather on Friday night could not dampen spirits as riders who had arrived early made the most of the four motos to get a feel for the track.
Friday night saw a number of riders style it up as they worked out the best race lines and determined if they could clear jumps or if they were better off pumping through the rhythm sections.
A number of riders made the most of the practice to get a feel for the Tom Price start gate and then rolled the rest of the track.
Saturday afternoon saw approximately 50 riders from the Karratha BMX Club compete in round two of the 2011 BMX North West Championships in an attempt to get enough points to claim the Title of North West Champion 2011 at the end of the three round series.
The Karratha riders proved their hard work and training is paying off with a number of Karratha riders finishing in the top eight and the Karratha Club filling the podium in a number of classes.
With only one round to go and a number of classes only separated by a few points, round three, which will be hosted by the Port Hedland BMX Club on the weekend of September 4 and 5, is sure to see some action-packed racing.
Riders only have a few weeks to check their bikes and get in the last little bit of training in the hope of claiming the number one NW plate for 2011.
Racing at the Karratha BMX track is back to normal again after the school holidays and FeNaCLNG weekend.
For anyone who is interested in coming down and watching some BMX action the Karratha BMX Club is located behind the caravan park on Rosemary Rd and racing is held every Friday night with the gate dropping for the first moto at around 7.30 pm.
For further information on the Karratha BMX Club see the Club website Karratha.bmxa.com.au or email email@example.com