Bromley bounces back for World tilt
DION Bromley would know every inch of her home-town Moranbah’s BMX track but that didn’t mean she was completely immune to the occasional fall.
The under-11 world number two is packing her bags for her next shot at a World Championship, this time in Denmark, following a near-perfect run at the North Queensland championships in Moranbah earlier this month.
Bromley crashed out in race six of the 11-12 years Cruiser division, leaving the youngster rattled but seemingly unfazed.
The heavy fall did little to soften her fierce competitive edge and she rebounded to place first in every other final she was in.
Bromley’s winning efforts were matched with an equally impressive performance by the remaining Moranbah contingent, to also take out the Team Trophy. The haul included no fewer than 31 NQ title plates from a total of 147 entries, with six NQ 1 plates, five NQ 2 plates and eight NQ 3 plates.
Moranbah BMX club spokeswoman Tina Daniels said it was a “commendable result for the comparatively small club”.
Riders young and old from the CQ region made the trip south for the Moranbah event, with some from as far away as Sarina in the north.
Daniels said the Moranbah-based championship was a highly lucrative drawcard for riders seeking further representation.
“It’s a ‘must-do’ for riders hoping to gain points toward their entry into the Identified Development squad,” she said.
“From there riders are selected to compete as part of the Queensland BMX team.”