Mandurah BMX riders shine at state championships

A handful of Mandurah BMX Club riders returned home from the 2017 BMX Sports WA State Championships with a bundle of new silverware over the weekend.

The club fielded a large contingent as 30 of their riders hit the track at Southside BMX Club, with eight of them winning their way to state plate trophies with a brilliant display of riding.

Kara Harrison put in a terrific performance to become a state plate holder in both the 12 under cruiser girls and the 12 girls categories, while Eli Pantalone took out the 10 boys.

Lillyrose Harrison (15 girls), Chayse Armitage (10 girls) and Jackson Condo (15 boys) also impressed in their junior categories.

In the seniors, it was Michelle Newport (30-plus women), and Jai Barker (30-34 men) who won their way to podium finishes for the Mandurah club.

Newport said the club was thrilled to have so many riders hitting the track for the state-wide competition.

“We have some amazing riders of all ages who competed at states and the level of racing and sportsmanship was incredible,” she said.

“It’s such an individual sport in a team environment … the atmosphere was crazy.

“We’re very proud to have our riders compete at state level and to come home with some state plates also.”

Mandurah riders will now be training hard to attend the BMX National Championships in Bunbury next year.

The Mandurah BMX Club races Saturday mornings at 10am. For full details, visit their Facebook page.