Brock Cole made a return to BMX racing on the weekend by competing in the Sawtell Seaside Classic at the Toormina BMX track. The Classic was Round 3 of the BMX NSW State series and was one of the biggest race meetings the local area has seen for a few years.
Cole raced in the 17 – 34 Men’s 24 inch Cruiser class and despite only having a few practice races under his belt after having a few years away from the sport, showed the large cheering crowd that he still has the skills and talent to be very competitive by taking out second place in the final. Cole’s younger brother George has been riding for over 10 years and still continues to be right up there with the top riders going around, and not to be out done by the boys Britney Cole has burst onto the BMX scene and is improving all the time.
The Sawtell BMX Classic attracted 509 rider entries, which made for an action packed day of racing for all the Clarence Valley BMX Club riders who took on the best BMX riders from NSW and QLD at Sawtell BMX track with its big asphalt berm corners and downhill track. This was the first major event for a few riders like Harley Fowler in the 5 Boys and Jett Chapman in the 7 Boys Sprockets. Darcy Fowler stepped up from the Sprocket class this year to the 8 Boys, while Marnie Brighton was rubbing elbows with the other riders in the 30 – 34 Women’s 24 inch Cruiser class and was pumped when she made it into the final where she took out second place. All the Clarence Valley riders rode well and held their own in all ages while a number of the riders made it into the finals and onto the podium. If the Sawtell Seaside Classic is anything to go by the Clarence Valley BMX Carnival in July which will include Round 5 of the BMX NSW States series should not be missed. Spectator entry will be free so everyone should go along in July to the South Grafton BMX track to see the best BMX riders pump and jump their way around the track. More details are available on the Clarence Valley BMX Club facebook page.