BMXriders collect Australian plates
THERE must be something in the soil through Sawtell's BMX track as it continues to produce amazing results against more fancied riders from the big smoke.
The club has again returned from the recent national titles with a batch of awards as other riders have been left eating their dust.
Most riders in the entire Northern NSW region let alone Sawtell are at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to big events because of the challenges that the amounts of required travel presents but riding on a specially made indoor track for the event, the local riders more than held their own.
The Jubilee Pavillion at Adelaide's Showgrounds was rocking with nearly 1000 competitors there chasing glory.
Young Morgan Peen achieved the best result of the seven club riders who qualified for Adelaide.
The 'Peen Machine' finished third in the 12 years cruiser section as well as finishing fourth overall in his age group.
Amy Buckley collected a plate for her sixth place finish in the 14 years girls while the biggest kid of the lot, Terry Crossland finished fifth in the 45 plus cruiser section.
The racing was hotly contested particularly the rush to the first turn as each rider tried their hardest to be with the leading pack after it.
The high class fields in each section virtually meant that you could kiss your race goodbye if weren't in contention at this early stage of each race.
At least the competition for a good position made for some high quality carnage throughout the five day event.