Connor Pratt shows his skills during the BMX CQ Zone Championships at the Sun Valley BMX track.
Connor Pratt shows his skills during the BMX CQ Zone Championships at the Sun Valley BMX track.

Pratt, 15, stars at BMX titles against older competitors

HARBOUR City BMX Club reigned supreme on its home turf on the weekend, with Daniel Wallace taking out the Pro men's event at the CQ Zone Titles.

Fifteen-year-old Connor Pratt, from Bundaberg, claimed third place in the Pro men and took victory in the under-16s age group.

The results were promising for the state representative, who said he had tried to work his way into the weekend's meet.

"I guess you have to ease your way in and then go hard in the final," Pratt said.

Consistency was the key in the zone titles, with five heats leading into the final meaning riders needed to consistently be in the top three or four just to qualify for the final.

Pratt said he was feeling more confident in his recovery from injury after the weekend's hit-out.

"I was a little bit tentative but after a few races I was fine," he said.

Pleased with his efforts in his age group, Pratt, who turns 16 in July, said he thrived when it came to racing against older competitors.

"It's good to mix it with the older people and get a bit more competition," he said.

Winners:

  •  Pro men: Daniel Wallace
  •  Pro women: Erin Rook
  •  16 years boys: Connor Pratt


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