Young riders know place in world
Clarence Valley BMX riders who competed in last weekend's Pan Pacific Championships returned home on Sunday knowing exactly where they stood in the world.
Five riders from the Grafton-based club traveled to Lake Macquarie BMX track at Newcastle to compete in the 2006 Pan Pacific Continental Championships on Saturday, followed by the Freak Industries Challenge on the Sunday.
The Pan Pacific Continental Championships carried rankings of World 31 to World 38 for all classes which allowed New Zealand and Japanese riders to attend.
This ranking placed the Pan Pacific Championships between World Titles and Australian Titles.
Six-year-old George Cole competed in seven-year-old finishing third allowing him to display #World 33.
Six-year-old Jai Jones competed in seven-year-old finishing 6th allowing him to display #World 36.
Nine year old Brodie Jones finishing equal 8th providing him with #World 38. Eleven-year-old Brock Cole competed in both 11-year-old boys finishing 7th and 6th in 14-year-and-under Cruiser allowing him to display #World 37 and #World 36 on his Cruiser.
Thirteen-year-old Danielle Cole raced up in 14-year-old girls' finishing 8th allowing her to display #World 38.
Following the fine performance all riders picked up sponsorship.
On Sunday at the Freak Industries Challenge they again all rode hard with George Cole and Jai Jones reverting back to Sprocket Rockets and still placing well.
Brodie Jones finished 6th in 9 boys.Eleven-year-old Brock Cole missed out on the finals finishing 14th, but finished 5th in 11 to 12 years Cruiser.
Danielle Cole came home with 4th in 13 year girls and 3rd in Junior Ladies Cruisers.
Clarence Valley BMX Club will race at its track in Abbott St, South Grafton on Saturday from 2pm. For more information visit http:clarencevalley.bmxnsw