SPROCKET WINNER: Little Dean Sneesby, 7, with his medal for participating in the BMX Ipswich Open Day on the weekend.
SPROCKET WINNER: Little Dean Sneesby, 7, with his medal for participating in the BMX Ipswich Open Day on the weekend. Kerrie Anderson

BMX off to a hot start at Ipswich races

THE Casino BMX Bike Club made a hot weekend even hotter, travelling to Ipswich for their open day.

A group of eight riders from the local club - ranging in ages from seven to 40 - enjoyed the chance to ride, with some even making it to the finals.

"Our youngest competitor, Dean Sneesby, is in the Sprockets age group, which is non-competitive," club president Mark Jordan said.

"Each of the kids gets a medallion just for competing."

Mark's daughter Dayna, 18, competed in the 18-plus pro women's group and finished in sixth place overall.

Curt Nommensen also rode well to place sixth in the 15 years boys' division.

Other riders included Jack McNamara (8 years), Adam Anderson (11 years), Dmitri Nommensen (13 years) and Luke Anderson (14 years).

"All of the team rode well and it's a great experience," Jordan said.

"The competition that is up at Ipswich is pretty high.

"That's why I like to take them up there."

Jordan was the oldest rider from the club to take the course in the 40-44 year age group. He placed fourth.

"There weren't many competitors in that field, but I enjoyed it," he said.

The Casino BMX Club is having a club day this weekend on Saturday, November 1.

Sign-on is between 1.30-2pm with racing getting underway at 2.30pm.

Everyone interested in BMX riding is welcome.



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