The Lilydale Bmx club have been in the rebuilding phase for some time now, completely bulldozing their track and starting from scratch. The 7th of October was the clubs first open meet on their new track, and it brought riders from all over the state of Victoria to race. There were 28 riders in the A Pro field, which saw them all ride 4 qualifying motos to determine who would transfer through to the semi finals. After the first 3 rounds I finished with a 3,2,3 and due to a staging error, I missed the fourth round. I had done enough to qualify through. In the semi I got allocated gate 7, which was not ideal but after a great snap, I was able to secure the 1 spot into the first corner where I remained till the finish. In the final, I was last to have the lane draw and all the was left was lane 8. Once again got a great snap and led into the first corner. I was able to hold the field off till the end for the win.
The Frankston Hell Track was held on the 14th of October and would be a twilight meet. Once again, a big A Pro field with 29 riders all battling for a slice of the $800 prize pool. There were only 3 qualifying rounds at this event, where I finished 4,3,3 to make the semi final, but after a mistimed snap I was left playing catchup. All I could manage was a 5th, which put me out of the final. Now with under 2 weeks till the Grand Nationals in Tulsa I’m feeling in good form and ready to take on some of the best riders the USA has to offer. Thanks to Dugga McLean for the images.