Local BMX riders in hot form

THE DUST was certainly flying as Gladstone riders dominated at the Harbour City March Madness BMX competition last Saturday.

84 riders from as far away as Maryborough, Bundaberg, Mackay and Rockhampton made the trip to Gladstone, but left disappointed with the local riders in red-hot form.

The absence of rising young stars Krystal Cranfield and Caitlyn Ward due to racing commitments in Canberra was barely noticed.

Competition was fierce right throughout all the grades with plenty of top-class racing.

Peter Cowper and Daniel Wallace made it a Gladstone one-two in the AA Open class with Cowper taking home the top prize. It was a local trifecta in the A Open class with Alex Nesevski getting the better of club-mates Graeme Riggs and Jeremy Cosgrove.

Timothy Rigby beat a red-hot field to win the Men's Cruisers event, while Iris-May Cosgrove was the Ladies winner. Local riders also dominated at junior levels with six class winners.

Graeme Riggs enhanced his fine reputation with a win in the 15 years and under boys ahead of Brendan Cranfield, while Emma-Rebecca Baldwin was smiling after her win in the girls competition.

Other local grade winners were Casey Riggs, Nathan Ward, Ashley Baldwin and Robert Baldwin.

A sidebar to the event was the Sprockets Class for all kids under seven years which proved highly popular with competitors and spectators alike.

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