BMX club launches season
PROSERPINE'S BMX riders have started their season with a bang.
The Proserpine BMX Club hit Les Stagg Oval on Saturday afternoon, with a whopping 167 registered riders taking part.
Keen local riders, with varying ages from two to 50-years, took on the might of Townsville, Burdekin, Moranbah, Sarina, Walkerstone and Mackay.
Proserpine riders acquitted themselves gallantly for the first outing of the season, qualifying for finals and bringing home a healthy share of prize money.
Byron Chauntler and William Allan managed a local quinella in the 11-year boys division, with the former triumphing.
Kaelan Gough (13-year boys), Taylor Kerr (14-year girls), Corey Smith (17 to 25-year men) and Peter Little (pro men) were victorious in their respective fields, while honourable mentions must go to Murray Scholz (45 to 49-year men), Kira Allan (pro women), Chloe Chauntler (14-year girls), Kane Von Nida (14-year boys), Tyler Storey (14-year boys), Madison Gough (10-year girls) and Isabella Allan (nine-year girls) who each made podium finishes.
Airlie Frisch, Savanna Allan and Bryn Kehres impressed in the mini wheelers while Axel Stevens, Ryder Kehres, Toby Jenkinson and Jesse Frisch stood out in the sprockets (five to seven-year-olds). The club reminds those interested that it's not too late to join. Training takes place on Monday from 5.30pm while racing is held on Fridays from 6.30pm.
Nine-year boys - Adam Raymant (sixth) and Kaleb Jenkinson (seventh)
Nine-year girls - Isabella Allan (second)
10-year girls - Madison Gough (second)
11-year boys - Byron Chauntler (first) and William Allan (second)
13-year boys - Kaelan Gough (first), Anthony Pendlebury (fifth) and Preston Watts (seventh)
14-year boys - Kane Von Nida (second), Tyler Storey (third) and Macaulay Munroe (fifth)
14-year girls - Taylor Kerr (first) and Chloe Chauntler (second)
17-24-year men - Corey Smith (first)
45-49-year men - Murray Scholz (second) and Vernon Dries (fifth)
Pro women - Kira Allan (third) and Taylor Kerr (sixth)
Pro men - Peter Little (first)