The Speedline Parts/Supercross BMX Australia team were well represented at the Australian Championships last week. David Elms, Peter Little, Paul Tomkinson, and Madie Guyers joined team newbie Ethan Zrna in the quest for a title at the Mount Gambier track.
Madie is the only female rider on the team, and she’s probably the most determined. Although Madie didn’t make it out of the motos she is showing great improvement against a tough 14 girls field.
David has been a national championships finalist for the past couple of years. He went into Mount Gambier quietly confident the only problem was the classes he was racing were amongst the hardest at the event. In the 40-44 mens class David missed the cut for the semis. In the 40-44 cruiser class David had a much better run, qualifying through the motos and the quarter finals but had to settle for a seventh in the semi.
After finishing second at last year’s Australian Championships Ethan Zrna had his eyes firmly set on the number one spot in the 9 Boys class at Mount Gambier. Ethan was well on the way when he did the clean sweep of the motos, but it all went horribly wrong in his quarter final. While out in front and looking to qualify comfortably Ethan went down. A heart breaking end to a nationals campaign, but Ethan has a lot of years in him and is a talented rider, he’ll bounce back and be faster than ever.
Paul was in the 30+ Masters field where he’s seen success and made the finals at the national championships before. Paul made the cut for the main. In a small but tough field he held his own. He finished in fifth, not a bad day out for Paul.
Peter took to the Mount Gambier track like a duck to water. He was looking great in the 16 boys 20″ class. He made it through to the final effortlessly, winning his motos and quarter final and placing second in the semi. Peter finished up with a third place in the main. And to prove that wasn’t a fluke he followed it up with a second in the 15-16 boys cruiser.
It was an awesome effort by the team. Congratulations to all for doing a great job representing Speedline and Supercross on and off the track.
The Speedline Parts/Supercross BMX Australia team is proudly supported by Speedline Parts, Supercross BMX, Dirt Designs, bmxultra.com and TECH.