ABOVE AND INSET: Casino club member Jack Everingham crashes in front of fellow club member Dmitri Nommensen in the 11-years boys BMX event at Ipswich last weekend.
ABOVE AND INSET: Casino club member Jack Everingham crashes in front of fellow club member Dmitri Nommensen in the 11-years boys BMX event at Ipswich last weekend.

Call to feel the thrills of racing

CASINO BMX rider Dayna Jordan has raced for almost 10 years and has never broken a bone in her body.

The 16-year-old is just starting what she hopes will be a long professional career in the sport and would love to see more females involved.

"There aren't many girls racing around here locally," Dayna said.

"I hope more get involved because there are heaps of girls on the pro circuit.

"It can be dangerous, but it just depends, I've never broken any bones."

Dayna is a member of the Casino BMX Club and has finished first in the 16-years girls in the opening two rounds of a six-round series in Queensland.

"I want to keep improving and I'm looking towards the ACT titles in March," she said.

The Ipswich event attracted more than 400 riders and is considered one of the toughest tracks in Queensland.

Casino rider Jack Everingham found out first hand how hard the track is when he had a spectacular crash in his second heat.

"It gets a bit extreme and that appeals to some kids," Casino club president Ken Wilkes said.

"It's great for kids because it can be as cheap or expensive as you want it to be."

The first club race day of the year was scheduled for this weekend, but has been postponed to March 3 due to the rain.

The club will hold another sign on day on February 25.



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