BMX club celebrates

Te Awamutu riders made regular trips to the podium in Dunedin

The Te Awamutu BMX club returned from racing in the South Island Titles BMX event with five champions.

Darci Dumbell, 8 year old girls, Baiden Prescott, 9 year old boys, Leon Dumbell, 11 year old boys, Sophie Penny, 12 year old girls, and Brooke Penny in the junior women’s competition were best in their class in Dunedin.

The event attracted more than 300 competitors.

“None of the 10 riders from Te Awamutu had raced on the Dunedin track before so had to make the most of their practice laps to figure out race lines and the right places to jump and pass other riders,” club president Rodney Prescott said .

The club finished with five winners, two seconds –  Tate Burdon, 9 year old boys and Luca Penny, 12 year old girls, a fourth, Molly Inia in the 14-16 year girls, a sixth to Kaea Te Moana, 15 year old boys, and a 12th to Eli Saseve in the 9 year old boys

“This was a massive result from our club,” Prescott said.

The club’s focus is now on the two day Te Awamutu Grand Prix on February 18-19 then the nationals in Tauranga in March.

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