Michael Branch.
Michael Branch.

Mad times had on the BMX track

A Weekend of Madness turned out to be just the trick for Moranbah rider Dion Bromley on her home track.

The champion sprinter took out first-place in the 12-years girls division at the annual racing carnival late last month, which attracted a $2000 prize pool for the senior division events.

In the Men’s Pro Open, Bundaberg rider Kurt Grambower proved too strong, taking the first-place cheque and Walkerston rider Natalia Elms won the Pro Open Women’s title.

Riders in the Sprockets, or Just for Fun category, didn’t go home emptyhanded either, with a trophy and prizes awarded to the sport’s junior stars of tomorrow.

Moranbah club president Paul Powter spoke warmly of the army of volunteers who helped assemble the BMX showpiece weekend.

The club’s next big meet will be the North Queensland Zone Championship Titles on July 16-17.

While riders slogged it out in the north, Emerald BMX rider Cobie Simmons was battling away in the south of the state.

The Emerald competitor continued to rake in the titles, with yet another first placing at last weekend’s Queensland Country Championships in Maryborough.

A seasoned veteran of multiple state and national championship, Cobie said he couldn’t wait for his next crack at the title.

Mum Mandy said the modest competitor didn’t say too much from his top result other than he was just happy he won.

The fast-pedalling 13-year-old is planning to stay on for competition scheduled this weekend in Bundaberg.

Cobie will need to be on top of his game with talent scouts also using the competition to select riders to represent higher.

With entry open by invitation only, Mandy said competitors were required to achieve a set target of competition placings to qualify for the special round in Bundaberg.


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