OFF AND RACING: Eight-year-old Brodie Jones burns up the Grafton BMX track during practice this week. Photo: ADAM HOURIGAN.
OFF AND RACING: Eight-year-old Brodie Jones burns up the Grafton BMX track during practice this week. Photo: ADAM HOURIGAN.

Brodie puts pedals to metal

By TONY WHITE twhite@dailyexaminer.com.au

IT'S not often pedal power wins out over motor power, but for young South Grafton lad Brodie Jones the choice has led to competing in an Australian Championships.

The eight-year-old South Grafton Primary student initially wanted to pursue moto-cross but after a visit to the local BMX track decided to stick to pedal power for the time being.

Brodie as taken to the sport with aplomb.

He started competitive BMX racing, which is growing annually in popularity, with the Clarence Valley BMX Club in August 2004 and next Tuesday leaves for South Australia to contest the National Championships in Adelaide.

Recently he finished 9th in his age group at the NSW BMX Titles -"he had a crash at the wrong time," Brodie's mother Tanya said ? and is currently second in the Northern Region 9-years boys division.

Brodie has also finished runner-up in the State Of Origin at Sawtell, 3rd in the Clarence Valley BMX winter competition and 2nd in the Seaside Classic at Sawtell.

"He's really taken to BMX and has done very well," his mother said.

"The trip to South Australia should be a great experience."



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