Hundreds of riders battle for titles

Sophia ConstantineNorth West Telegraph
Ty Kilmartin, 12, takes on a jump.
Camera IconTy Kilmartin, 12, takes on a jump. Credit: Bridget Marlow.

The first round of the North West Super Series was a success, with more than 230 riders from across the Pilbara in attendance.

Competition was fierce between riders from the four Pilbara clubs — Hedland, East Pilbara, Tom Price and Karratha — in Newman on Saturday, May 13.

Hedland BMX spokeswoman Bridget Marlow said Hedland riders had a successful day with a clean sweep in the nine-year-old boys’ category, with Hunter Stevens, Austin Smirke and James Wallace taking first, second, and third place.

The riders at the North West Super Series.
Camera IconThe riders at the North West Super Series. Credit: Monique Manson — Capture This Photography

James Wise placed third in the 14-and-over pro men’s category and Jasmin Kilmartin took first place in the 14-and-over women’s category, coming in just ahead of her sister Chelsea.

Ty Kilmartin placed first in the 12-year-old boys’ category, Bohdi Gregs came second in 11-year-old boys, and Imogen Gregs placed third in her class 12-13-year-old girls. Rani Ramsey came third in the 10-11-year girls’ age group and Ethan Smith won the 15-17-year-old boys’ category.

“The club is extremely proud of the achievements of their riders, as with very little practice due to the track being closed from rain damage, the riders gave tremendous effort in their rider classes,” Marlow said.

East Pilbara BMX Club president Michael Collins said it was great to see the display of sportsmanship by all riders. “The club is very proud with how the weekend went,” he said.

“We offered camping trackside, there was a great range of food to select in the canteen, there were multiple great raffles and the track looked awesome. It was also a highlight to see so many spectators there just for the day cheering on the Newman riders and seeing the thrills that BMX has to offer.

“There was a great family atmosphere which is what it’s all about.” Round 2 of the NorthWest Super Series will be held in Tom Price on June 17.

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