Josh Marsh leading the race.

BMX riders go over the border for shootout

 Josh Marsh leading the race.
Josh Marsh leading the race.


Clarence Valley BMX riders took on some of Queensland’s best BMX riders in the first round in the South East Queensland Shootout Series held at the Beenleigh BMX Track on January 9.
With most riders having a good break away from BMX racing over the Christmas holidays it was time to get back on the bikes as the Australian BMX National Titles at Bathurst are only 6 weeks away, so the Beenleigh Shootout was the perfect opportunity to get back into race mode.
David Landenberger and his son Riley both rode well on the day in all their races with David racing in the 40-44 Men’s Cruiser and Riley in the 9 boys. Tahlia, Josh and Nick Marsh made their mark with Tahlia winning all her races in the 13 girls and so did bigger brother Josh who was just too quick in the 15 boys, while Nick got a couple of wins in the 17 boys and was lucky not to go to ground when a couple of other riders crashed around him. Brendan, Stacey and James Brown all rode in two different classes which does not leave much time for sitting down between races. Brendan placed well in the 13 boys and put in a good effort in the 13-14 Boys cruiser. Stacey was too strong winning all her 14 girls races and when she was put in with the boys in the 13-14 cruiser she didn’t let up and beat the boys in all her races. James Brown rode well in both 20” and cruiser classes and was over the moon with a win in the 17 boys.
The BMX action starts back at the South Grafton BMX track with club racing on January 30. A free Come & Try BMX Day will be held at the Clarence Valley BMX Club on February 6 for anyone interested in giving BMX a go. More information is available on the BMX club’s website and Facebook page.
Greg Brown