Casino hosts regional BMX series
By STEVE SPINKS
CASINO'S Dan Elworthy kept his chances of claiming the Northern Regional BMX Series alive when he clinched first place in the third round of the Open A Division at Casino's Crawford Square track at the weekend.
Elworthy proved too strong for fellow Casino rider Bryce Jordan, who finished second.
It's been a busy time for Jordan, who recently competed at the Australian Titles in Cairns.
The powerful teenager finished second in the Under-17s boys after being pipped on the post.
There were plenty of other top finishes from Casino riders during the two days of competition at Crawford Square.
Adam Trustum (Under-12s), Marcus Cusack (Under-14s) and Nathan Creighton (Under-15s) were other locals to win their age divisions.
Kirra Wilkes, Hayden Wilkes, Brad Baskerville, Jake Baskerville, Darian Ruttley, Josh Maroney, Adam McDonald, Luke Patch and Ben Pittman also competed.
Much of the attention on the day was devoted to the sprockets (Under-3s to 7s), and the locals Rory Steven, Utah Chilcott, Kurt Nommensen, Harrison Cusack, Zoe Maroney, Adam Garson and Zac McDonald did their best.
Special mention must be made of the Jordon clan.
Dayna Jordon (Under-11 girls), Majella Jordon (senior lady cruisers), Cameron Jordon (Under-11 boys) and Marlene Jordon (senior lady cruisers) all competed strongly on the day in their various categories.
The final round of the Northern Regional Series will be held in Tamworth on May 14 and 15.
The following weekend, the Casino BMX Club will be holding an open day at the Crawford Square track.
For further information contact Cheryl Wilkes on 6662 4992.