This will be a familiar scene this weekend.
This will be a familiar scene this weekend. Mike Richards GLA160416HBMX

Stars and celebrities are main attraction at Sun Valley Oval

BMX: Get ready for two days of great action this weekend.

The fourth round of the Central Queensland Series - called the Orica Harbour City June Blockbuster - starts this Saturday and continues into Sunday.

Some of Australia's best BMX riders will test the Gladstone Harbour City BMX Club track near Sun Valley Oval.

Club president Bruce Crow said while the main action was on Saturday and Sunday, riders would converge on the track earlier.

"On Friday evening we've got practice for the riders called gate practice from 6 to 8pm and it's for anyone who wants to come down and watch the guns at practice," Crow said.

"Then on Saturday racing starts at 2pm and on Saturday morning we're doing a training camp for the junior riders from 8 to 10am."

Racing resumes on Sunday with a celebrity race at 9am which includes the president of Rockhampton BMX Club, Dean Hood,

Crow said there would be some friendly rivalry between the two clubs.

"There's been a little bit of too-ing and fro-ing between him and I these last few weeks, as you can imagine between the clubs," he said.

The series racing starts at 9.30am and will have one moto, then semi-finals then finals.

Crow said one Gladstone riderto keep an eye out for was Paige Guymer in the 15-year-girls and PRO.

Promising junior riders in a family affair, Ben and Toby Dunphy, Jack Ryan, Darcy Ryan, Mackenzie Ryan and Charlie Ryan - to name just a few - will fly the flag for Gladstone.

HC BMX secretary/registrar Louise Hannan said: "We know that we have some southern riders from Brisbane and Nerang and we do have quite a few Superclass Men coming."

Competitor nominations are still open and conclude today at 11pm. These can via done via the BMX Australia website.



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