IT WAS a great day for racing on Saturday at the South Grafton BMX track after the strong winds during the week.
Rain is usually an unwanted element at the track, but after the dry days, combined with the wind, the track was in need of some moisture.
And the perfect amount of rain was delivered late in the week. With the track and conditions ideal there was some great racing, with a couple of photo finishes as riders pushed themselves to the limit of their abilities.
There were a couple of new faces on the track at the weekend. Andrew Sharrock, of Townsend, thought he might as well get a bike and start riding, because his three boys already race at the Clarence Valley track most weekends.
The Sharrock boys gave their father a run for his money as they enjoyed their time on the track together.
Wednesday night gate practice is proving to be a big hit, with a good number of riders taking advantage of the cooler temperatures in the evening to practise their gate starts and try new techniques that will improve their riding skills.
For more information about BMX bike racing in Grafton, go the Clarence Valley club's website.