Absence of sun fails to spoil the fun

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THE sun may have been absent from the Fun in the Sun meet, but 70 riders tackled challenging conditions at Gisborne BMX Club’s track at the weekend.

MALE CRUISER

Former Gisborne rider Troy Greaves took out the day’s competition, from Bully Halley and David Bacon. Bruno Pfister of Auckland was fourth, from Rob Graham.

FEMALE CRUISER

Ruby-Anne Smith’s younger legs proved too fast for Kyla Newton and Hawke’s Bay’s Kelly McKay.

SPROCKETS BOYS

Brad O’Connell-Bacon, with four wins from five races, led home Walker Wallis, Reilly Kendrick (Hawke’s Bay), Toby Smith, Blake Carpendale and William Johnston Priest. These young riders had some good battles.

SPROCKETS GIRLS

Local rider Reave Nepia-Anderson led the way for these girls, from sister Asher. Lilly Nelson (Tauranga) led home local rider Anna Spence and Brooke McMillan of Hawke’s Bay.

EIGHT- AND NINE-YEAR BOYS

Hawke’s Bay’s Blake Moore rode of for a clean sheet of 5 wins from locals Louie Sanders who was a close second and Liam Spence.

TEN- AND 11-YEAR BOYS

NZ2 Tyler Waite of Hawke’s Bay led this class with World 8 Lily Greenough leading the chase in second place. Cameron McKay was third and Joseph Tane, fourth

NINE-TO-12-YEAR GIRLS

Renae Colman-Savage (Hawke’s Bay) took a one-point class victory over local rider Ruby-Anne Smith. Ella Pollock (Hawke’s Bay) was third, leading home Zara Ranford from nine-year-old Aliyah Lardelli, who took a well-earned fifth place, beating NZ6 Aysha Curtis and Kaitlyn Priest.

TWELVE-YEAR BOYS

World 4 Jack Greenough was too classy for this field, beating home Rotorua’s Caitlin Flavell, Jackson McKay, Thomas Colman-Savage, Bryan Tane (Hawke’s Bay), Cannon Merito (Te Awamutu) and Konrad Troup (Hawke’s Bay).

THIRTEEN-TO-14-YEAR BOYS

Hamilton’s Keegan Calkin won this class, with local riders Hayden Pragnell and Josh Phillips battling for second and third respectively. Michael Ranford rounded out the class.

THIRTEEN-TO-16-YEAR GIRLS

Local rider Krystal Smith had a convincing class win, with Tauranga’s Ava Neilson leading the chase in second place. Cassie King (Tauranga) was a good third, while Mia Troup (Hawke’s Bay) narrowly beat Selina Pfister and Millie Bruce (Hawke’s Bay)

FIFTEEN-TO-24-YEAR MALE

Local speedster Dylan Lardelli won this group with five wins, from Bailey Punter (Rotorua). Ethan Rogers, Joshua Lardelli and James McManus (Tauranga)

THIRTY-PLUS MALE

Rotorua’s Dave Mohi took overall honours, from Gisborne rider Justin Nepia. Phill Gill narrowly beat Bevin Pollock (Hawke’s Bay), who was followed by Jason Waite (Hawke’s Bay), Shane Pragnell (Gisborne), Jason Troup (Hawke’s Bay) and Rob Graham (Gisborne).

Organisers thanked travelling riders and volunteers for their contributions.

The next club night is tonight. Sign-in is from 5.30pm. New and old riders welcome. Check the Gisborne BMX Club Facebook page for updates.

THE sun may have been absent from the Fun in the Sun meet, but 70 riders tackled challenging conditions at Gisborne BMX Club’s track at the weekend.

MALE CRUISER

Former Gisborne rider Troy Greaves took out the day’s competition, from Bully Halley and David Bacon. Bruno Pfister of Auckland was fourth, from Rob Graham.

FEMALE CRUISER

Ruby-Anne Smith’s younger legs proved too fast for Kyla Newton and Hawke’s Bay’s Kelly McKay.

SPROCKETS BOYS

Brad O’Connell-Bacon, with four wins from five races, led home Walker Wallis, Reilly Kendrick (Hawke’s Bay), Toby Smith, Blake Carpendale and William Johnston Priest. These young riders had some good battles.

SPROCKETS GIRLS

Local rider Reave Nepia-Anderson led the way for these girls, from sister Asher. Lilly Nelson (Tauranga) led home local rider Anna Spence and Brooke McMillan of Hawke’s Bay.

EIGHT- AND NINE-YEAR BOYS

Hawke’s Bay’s Blake Moore rode of for a clean sheet of 5 wins from locals Louie Sanders who was a close second and Liam Spence.

TEN- AND 11-YEAR BOYS

NZ2 Tyler Waite of Hawke’s Bay led this class with World 8 Lily Greenough leading the chase in second place. Cameron McKay was third and Joseph Tane, fourth

NINE-TO-12-YEAR GIRLS

Renae Colman-Savage (Hawke’s Bay) took a one-point class victory over local rider Ruby-Anne Smith. Ella Pollock (Hawke’s Bay) was third, leading home Zara Ranford from nine-year-old Aliyah Lardelli, who took a well-earned fifth place, beating NZ6 Aysha Curtis and Kaitlyn Priest.

TWELVE-YEAR BOYS

World 4 Jack Greenough was too classy for this field, beating home Rotorua’s Caitlin Flavell, Jackson McKay, Thomas Colman-Savage, Bryan Tane (Hawke’s Bay), Cannon Merito (Te Awamutu) and Konrad Troup (Hawke’s Bay).

THIRTEEN-TO-14-YEAR BOYS

Hamilton’s Keegan Calkin won this class, with local riders Hayden Pragnell and Josh Phillips battling for second and third respectively. Michael Ranford rounded out the class.

THIRTEEN-TO-16-YEAR GIRLS

Local rider Krystal Smith had a convincing class win, with Tauranga’s Ava Neilson leading the chase in second place. Cassie King (Tauranga) was a good third, while Mia Troup (Hawke’s Bay) narrowly beat Selina Pfister and Millie Bruce (Hawke’s Bay)

FIFTEEN-TO-24-YEAR MALE

Local speedster Dylan Lardelli won this group with five wins, from Bailey Punter (Rotorua). Ethan Rogers, Joshua Lardelli and James McManus (Tauranga)

THIRTY-PLUS MALE

Rotorua’s Dave Mohi took overall honours, from Gisborne rider Justin Nepia. Phill Gill narrowly beat Bevin Pollock (Hawke’s Bay), who was followed by Jason Waite (Hawke’s Bay), Shane Pragnell (Gisborne), Jason Troup (Hawke’s Bay) and Rob Graham (Gisborne).

Organisers thanked travelling riders and volunteers for their contributions.

The next club night is tonight. Sign-in is from 5.30pm. New and old riders welcome. Check the Gisborne BMX Club Facebook page for updates.

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