PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: Riders tested themselves on Saturday morning before serious racing began later in the day and on Sunday.
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: Riders tested themselves on Saturday morning before serious racing began later in the day and on Sunday. Matt Taylor GLA160618BMX

GALLERY: Riders loved the event and will be back again

BMX: The fourth round of the Central Queensland Series - Orica Harbour City June Blockbuster - has set the platform for more events moving forward.

Gladstone Harbour City BMX Club president Bruce Crow said the usual club competition would continue and plans were in place for another event once the club got approval on its new track.

"It depends on how we go with our track approval, but we're actually booked down for another open day at the end of the year and that all depends on whether we start our new track,” he said.

"It will be just an open event where we invite everyone around the place to race - same as what we had on the weekend, but it's not crucial for points or anything.”

Crow said the Blockbuster weekend produced some quality racing from the Gladstone contingent.

Paige Guymer finished third in the Superclass Women category with 2008 Olympic High Performance team member Krystal Brezigar successful in her comeback with a fourth.

Her husband Phil was second in the 35-plus Open Wheel.

Angela Potter starred to finish first in the 35-39 Women's Cruiser with fellow Gladstone rider Briony Beales third.

"The racing was really tight and our Gladstone riders performed absolutely exceptional,” Crow said.

He was also a proud dad when son Harrison dominated the 10 Boys to be first.

"The Ryan family rode exceptional as did the Dunphy family and the Superclass riding was really awesome,” he said.

"The Elite classes and our 13, 14 and 15 riders special event was won by Tyson Kenny from the Gold Coast and he's the number one-ranked 14 Boys.

"That was really good racing from those 14-year-old kids.”

Apart from the serious side of competition, Crow said there was also some humour.

"The celebrity race was quite funny, but I'm not going to go into that though,” he joked.

The race featured Crow, Gladstone MP Glenn Butcher√, Counsellor Desley O'Grady√ and Rockhampton BMX club president Dean Hood √but race honours went to Chris McManus√ from Brisbane.



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