Bohdi Gregs was the star of the show yet again in round 11 of Hedland’s BMX competition at the Port Hedland BMX track on Friday, winning first prize in the 15-and-over age division. Gregs, 15, broke his finger only a week ago, but that did not stop one of Hedland’s premier riders, who strapped the finger up and got back on the bike. He still managed to take first place in his division with a broken digit, all the while setting a new personal best time of 33.1 seconds. Ty Kilmartin, 17, followed in second place. The competition has averaged 80-100 riders each round as riders gear up for the third instalment of the North West Super Series in Newman this Saturday. Koby Hession finished first in the 14 boys’ division while Joel Mclean claimed first place in the 13 boys race, beating Austin Smirke in second. Shanti Atkinson was first past the post in the 13 girls’ race, and Oakley Reynolds snatched victory for the 12 boys. The 10 boys had been one of the most competitive groups all season and Sam Langford needed a personal best to come out on top, while Taj Ward followed him in second place. Bridie Whitney cruised to first place in the 10 girls’ race with a personal best. Hedland BMX coaching co-ordinator Kate McLarty said she was impressed with participation in the lower age groups. “The BMX club has definitely grown with the growth of the community,” she said. “We’re starting to see some bigger fields come through in the lower age divisions, which gives us hope that it will grow in the older divisions as well. “There are some really solid fields in the 10-year-old boys, with an average of seven to 10 riders every week. “The most spectacular riders are Bohdi Gregs and Ty Kilmartin. “The most entertaining division is probably the 10 boys. You have Sam Langford, River Smith and Taj Ward all battling it out at the top end.” Hedland’s riders have suffered a few injuries through the season, such as a broken collarbone, but McLarty said that was just part and parcel of the sport. “There have been lots of bruises and scrapes but that pretty much goes with BMX and it certainly doesn’t stop the kids getting on the bike again,” she said. BMX WA State co-ordinator Jade Mcpherson is set to visit Port Hedland next month to provide coaching and training for locals.