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Riders back on track for build-up to nationals

BMX SPEEDSTERS: Frontrunners Jordan Fenwick (411) and Claire Ellmers (449) lead Asha McKnight (426, back) and Cory Carpendale (410, obscured) over a rise on the BMX track.Picture supplied


RACING has resumed at the Gisborne BMX Club’s Lytton Road track as the build-up for the nationals continues.


Emily Wells, Seth Hancock and Frankie Fraser had a good evening on their bikes with five good motos.

Six to seven

Jax Nepia-Anderson took on the big kids with new rider Jonny Hancock, who bagged himself a few wins. Arlo Fenwick was hot on his tail, followed by Kaitlyn Wells and Pippa Spence.

Ten to 11

Reef Hillman took the top spot this week with Reave and Asher Nepia-Anderson and Brad O’Connell-Bacon keeping the racing close and exciting. Jade Ellmers and Maz Truuts rounded out the field.

Twelve to 13

Jordan Fenwick was points leader for this group on the day but was made to work for it by a hard-charging Cory Carpendale. Claire Ellmers was right in the mix and Asha McKnight rounded out the field.

Sixteen-plus male

Rockie Ellmers showed that training pays off as he topped the male group, finishing ahead of Tim Smith and JT Nepia. Jason Lasenby mixed it up with the quick guys, ahead of Glenn Wells.


Ruby-Anne Smith topped the women’s racing, narrowly beating Sherilyn Anderson and Kyla Newton. Tina Thompson rode well to round out the group.

Club racing is every Tuesday night from 5.30pm. All updates on racing are found on the Gisborne BMX Facebook page. New riders are always welcome.