IN THE AIR: Jackson Elliott on the BMX track in Proserpine on Saturday.
IN THE AIR: Jackson Elliott on the BMX track in Proserpine on Saturday. Jacob Wilson

BMX riders back on track

BMX: Cyclone Debbie "destroyed” the Proserpine BMX track five months ago, but thanks to a dedicated team effort it was restored to prime condition to host the annual BMX carnival on Saturday.

The facilities had come a long way from the condition they were in after the cyclone hit, which led to the replacement of the canteen building.

The Rumble for Ronald McDonald carnival attracted 128 nominations from areas including Moranbah, Sarina, Walkerston, Rockhampton, Mackay, Ayr and Brisbane.

The first race was contested within the 10-11- year age group, featuring 13 riders.

Lincoln Botfield claimed victory, with Jackson Elliott in second and Harrison Midgley third.

Whitsunday entrants had their fair share of success across the varying age divisions.

Among the under-eight age group, Joseph Dray took out 6th, Ryder Kehres 10th, Benjamin Dalling 11th and Levi Morris 12th.

Jason Morgan came fourth in the under-nine age group, while Toby Jenkinson came fifth and Hayden Milliken seventh.

In the under-10 boys age group Ryan Linneweber put in a good effort to place fifth while Hannah Spratt claimed fourth in the girls category.

Kayla Milliken and Isabella Allan came third in the under 11 and 12 categories respectively and Kaleb Jenkinson came fifth in the under 12 boys competition.

Taylor Kerr put in a strong effort in the over-14 girls competition winning third.

In the over 14-men's group William Allan came third, Byron Chauntler fifth, Connor Knight sixth and Anthony Pendlebury seventh.

Murray Scholz came close to victory, placing second in the 30-34 men's group while Chloe Chauntler came fourth and Jacky Oosen seventh in the 30-34 women's cruiser event.

It was in the over-50 men's cruiser competition Murray Scholz won first place and Vernon Dries trailed in second.

BMX Proserpine secretary Sharon Jenkinson congratulated the Whitsunday talent on show over the weekend.

"A couple of riders are going to state titles in September...everyone rode very well and we are very proud of them,” Jenkinson said.


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