Australia’s top BMX riders have jumped at the chance to contest a final round of a major championship at Logan’s new $900,000 facility.
Centenary Plains riders Luke Marsh, David Potter, Josh Boyton, Tom McClellan, Shae McClellan, Savannah McCormick and Kenny Easter who are at the top of their game will be competing for top place in their class.
Acting Logan Mayor Cherie Dalley said the city was looking forward to welcoming riders this Saturday (April 27) to the Oxley Cycles Shootout round at the Waller Park BMX track at Browns Plains.
“Some of South-East Queensland’s top riders will demonstrate how talented they are at this final round of the competition series alongside world, Australian and Queensland title holders,” Cr Dalley said.
“We look forward to seeing some top racing take place over the championship weekend.”
Riders aged from two to more than 70-years will be competing in categories ranging from mini wheelers to elite riders.
The shootout is hosted by Centenary Plains BMX Club and the regional governing body BMX South Queensland.
Racing is scheduled to start at 10.30am.
City Lifestyle and Community Committee Chairperson Councillor Steve Swenson said the Waller Park track was renowned in BMX circles.
“This event is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the new clubrooms and canteen which opened last October with almost 2000 people expected to attend the championship round,” he said.
The $900,000 project is the result of collaborative funding between Council ($575,000), Centenary Plains BMX ($25,000) and the Queensland State Government ($300,000) which provided funding through the Get Playing Plus program.
“It will be great to see the new facilities put to good use by South-East Queensland’s BMX clubs,” Cr Swenson said.
The Oxley Cycles Shootout consisted of seven rounds hosted at different South-East Queensland clubs over a four month period.
Previous rounds were held at Ipswich, Bayside, Toowoomba, Ashmore and Hinterland BMX Clubs.
The April 27 round at Waller Park will conclude with a prize presentation ceremony.
Spectators are welcome to attend the championships for free but as no seating is provided organisers advise anyone attending to bring their own chairs and shade.