PEDAL POWER: A swag of Clarence Valley riders swamp the field in the first heat of the sprockets.
PEDAL POWER: A swag of Clarence Valley riders swamp the field in the first heat of the sprockets.

BMX rivals clash

By TONY WHITE

ACTION was fast and furious at the BMX Northern Region Championships at the Clarence Valley BMX track, South Grafton, over the weekend.

On Saturday 85 riders competed in various divisions and on Sunday 100 riders faced the starters' grid in rounds three and four of the Championship hosted by the Clarence Valley BMX Club.

More than 200 spectators attended the meeting.

"We had great weather and a fantastic track made for a great weekend of racing," club president Brad Clarke said. "The locals performed exceptionally well."

Local riders figured in many divisions.

One of the major highlights was the clash between local stars Tim Doman and Ryan Hunter in the Pro class.

The pair dominated their visiting rivals staging some tremendous races.

Hunter topped the point score over the weekend with a series of wins.

Doman was in great form and had a couple of wins, but a crash in one of the final races of cost him dearly.

Locals Karen Burgland and Natalie Cowley had their supporters cheering loudly as they battled for honours in the Senior Ladies Cruiser class, going neck and neck in many races.

Clarence Valley Sprockets (7yrs and under) enjoyed some great racing with the stand out riders all coming from the Clarence Valley club.

The girls classes were also well represented in all age groups.

"I must say thanks to all the volunteers and the Maclean SES and a special thanks to our supporters, Bakers Delight and Grafton Truck and Trailer repairs," Clarke said.



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