January is always a big month on the Australian BMX racing calendar. Kicking off with the Nerang Nationals on the Gold Coast and quickly followed up by Track Attack in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs and the coolest little BMX race in the country, BSX.
Max Cairns would rather forget the opening rounds of the Champbikx series, but pulled it all together for the A Pro class on the Sunday and finished with a strong third.
For Track Attack Max stepped up into the AA Pro class, and while showing signs that he has everything it takes to be competitive in that class he didn’t have a whole lot of luck, but still it’s not a bad effort from the 15 year old.
At BSX though, in the open men’s class, Max qualified in 11th place of a field of 61. He progressed nicely through the eliminations knocking Josh Rose and fifth ranked Steven Gedye out on his way to the round of 8 where his day ended.
Jade McPherson was balancing his racing with some coaching duties.
At Track Attack Jade had a few years on the competition and in the two rounds he competed in he was in the mix, making both mains and finishing with a 5th and a 6th place.
AT BSX Jade posted the second fastest time in the 30+ Open Wheel and took straight wins through the elimination rounds to go head to head with Simon Anderson, five times winner of the event. Jade gave it his best shot, but had to settle for second place a repeat of his last attempt at BSX in 2008.
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