BMX riders fly the flag for Clarence
ON Sunday 14 BMX riders from the Clarence Valley BMX Club travelled to Terrigal's pre-titles in preparation for this year's New South Wales State titles.
The meeting attracted more than 350 riders from throughout the state.
After constant rain on Saturday, the inclement weather disappeared to allow the Valley's six-year-old Sprockets (up to 8 years with no ranking) to enjoy themselves.
Riders George Cole, Jai Jones and Joel Polsen splashed through the mud to show those in attendance that they are champions of the future.
Eight-year-olds Kaleb Daly and Zahn Rodger-Bowles rode some difficult races to come home with fifth and sixth respectively.
Brodie Jones finished fourth in the 8-10-year cruiser and backed this up with sixth in the nine-year boys 20 group.
Jordyn Daly, 10, finished sixth in the 8-10-years cruisers, but missing out on the 10-years boys 20 finals after making his semis by winning a thrilling run-off to qualify.
After winning a tough run-off to qualify for the 11-12-year boys cruisers, Brock Cole finished in eighth position in his cruiser finals, but failed to progress to the 11-years 20 class final.
Josh Polsen, 12, rode well, but failed to make his finals.
Shayla Rodger-Bowles rode in the 12-years girls and scored a well-deserved third place at her first major meeting.
Danielle Cole and Emilie Polsen showed they are going to be major forces in the 13-years girls this year, with both placing well in all their races, finishing third and sixth respectively in an exciting final.
Jessie Curtis-Whiteside came second in the 15-years girls age group and third in the intermediate ladies cruisers.
Troy Rodger had to be content with fourth place in the combined 17-34 cruisers class.
Meanwhile, the Clarence Valley BMX club is seeking sponsors for its Jacaranda BMX race meeting in October.
Businesses interested in supporting the club should contact club president Tom on 66446121, or on the web at www.clarencevalley.bmxnsw.com.au. There will be racing tomorrow at the South Grafton track with a 1.30pm sign-on and racing starting at 2pm. The track is situated in Abbott Street.