Record field in final race

Sophia ConstantineNorth West Telegraph

Hedland riders competed strongly in the final round of the North West Super Series in Karratha, showcasing some great skills against their local Pilbara rivals.

A record number of competitors travelled from Newman, Tom Price and Hedland to compete in the final event, a testament to the fact BMX is a growing sport in the Pilbara.

Hedland had an unfortunate start to the day, with two riders, Elly McDonogh and Imogen Gregss, crashing during practice and taken to Nikol Hospital, so unable to ride in their class.

However, the incident did not affect the spirits of Hedland riders, who achieved amazing results throughout the day.

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After the same trend as the previous championships with a clean sweep of medals in the nine boys’ category, James Wallace demonstrated his winning touch in emphatic style, placing first.

Hedland riders Hunter Stevens, Austin Smirke, Riley Dul and Charlie Srisukkum took out the other trophies in the same age category.

Jacob Sanderson placed fourth in the 10 boys’ category and Koby Hession followed in fifth place.

The overall points were added up over the competition’s four rounds and riders received a trophy and plate for their bike. Riders from Hedland who received a plate included James Wallace, Smirke, Hunter Stevens, Riley Dul and Srisukkham.

Riders are now preparing for next month’s WA State championships, which will be hosted by Southside BMX club in Perth, which also has a record number of riders registered.

The State championships are held over a three-day period each year, with preliminary events held the previous week.

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