READY: Paige Guymer, 14, warms up during a closed session on the pump track ahead of today's February Blockbuster at the Harbour City BMX Club's track.
READY: Paige Guymer, 14, warms up during a closed session on the pump track ahead of today's February Blockbuster at the Harbour City BMX Club's track. Paul Braven GLA170217BMX

Professional Paige on track to stardom

BMX: Gladstone sensation Paige Guymer fine-tuned her skills during yesterday afternoon's closed-off session at the Pump Track ahead of the February Blockbuster, starting today from 2pm.

The 14-year-old Tannum Sands High School student has graduated to professional rankings and will be the one to watch at the Harbour City BMX Club track at Sun Valley.

"This track is so well designed and this is more for technical riding rather than endurance," Paige said.

She currently sits in second in the Southern Zone Shootout Series after three rounds. "I have won most of my motos but have dropped a few," she said.

Harbour City club president Bruce Crow said the pump track complemented the Sun Valley track well.

The two-day event consists of more than 20 different classes, ranging from Sprocket 5-and-under through to PRO Open men and women.

Mother and daughter Angela and Ava Potter will ride in the 40 year and over and 10 years categories.

Ava, 10, is the more experienced of the pair. "I will have really good competition to ride against and (I'm) hoping to better my times," Ava said. Her mum laughed she hoped to just remain upright.

"Ava gives me a touch up when we practice," Angela said.

The pump track will be closed today from 8-10am.



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