Sarah & Lockie's Harvey SQ Report 2012
By Redline Australia on July 08, 2012
Last weekend, We raced the BMX South Queensland Championships which were held at Cooloola BMX Track Gympie. The track was well prepared, but the weather wasn't that great for us. It was pretty much sprinkling & cold the whole time, but we didn't let that get in the way of the racing.
Sarah :- I rode in the Pro Women class. There was two gates of us which meant it would be left to a dead man final. In the heats I placed 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 2nd, 2nd, 1st which put me into the final. In the final I had a really bad start and got boxed in. Coming out of the first corner, I was in 8th place and kept getting stuck with no-where to pass, but I fought back and made a really good move on the second corner and managed to get into 3rd which was where I finished.
Lachlan :- This track was the first track I rode on when I came back after my crash at the start of last year & Friday night was the first time back on it since then.
Saturday was the first race day and I knew I had a big race day because I was doing three classes. Pro, Age (15) and Cruiser (15-16) .
I was a bit nervous because it was my first Pro race that I have ever done.
Cruiser was on points as there were only 8 entries so all the points added up, so I had to try hard every race.
20” was 6 motos 4 on Saturday & 2 on Sunday, then Semi & the main.
In Pro there was 5 gates of riders & 6 motos, then Quarters, semi & main.
So I knew I would have to be on my game to make the main.
I won every race on my 20” beating the current Australian #3, dropped 1 race on my Cruiser on Sunday to try & save some energy for the Pro & Age.
I made it to the Quarters for Pro where I placed 5th so that was it. .
I was very happy with my results as I raced a total of 22 races in 2 days - 14 wins & raced 7 more races than my closest rival or any of the 520 other riders.
It’s great to be back on the bike, I had a lot of fun riding again & can’t wait for the States in Cairns.
Thanks again for all your help & support
Sarah & Lockie
PS Here is a link to my 20” race & a couple of pics of us with trophys.