Young Shepparton BMX Club rider Tayla Robinson has left her rivals in her wake at the ACT Championships.OLIVER CAFFREY March 6, 2014 4:05am
Shepparton BMX Club members Andre Renato, Mikala Littlejohn, Chad Littlejohn, Tayla Robinson and Asha Rees are gearing up for the Australian titles after a major event in Canberra.
The future looks bright at Shepparton BMX Club.
Several young guns put in impressive performances during the ACT Championships at Canberra BMX’s track in Melba at the weekend.
Tayla Robinson, who only joined the club last year, blitzed the field to win her eight-year-old girls’ section by more than four seconds.
Her weekend was topped off by a meeting with five-time world champion and Olympic finalist Caroline Buchanan.
Shepparton BMX Club representative Levi Collins said although Robinson was young, she was showing plenty of potential.
‘‘It was a good confidence booster for her, I’ve definitely seen heaps of improvement from her since she’s come to the club — she’s always here at training and every race night, like a lot of the other people,’’ Collins said.
Collins said there were some high quality races during the event, with several professionals competing in the open categories.
‘‘There were probably around 500 riders, so all the classes were jam-packed with lots of guys having semi and quarter-final races,’’ Collins said.
‘‘Everyone who is anyone was there because we all use it as a lead-up to the Australian titles to see where they’re all at.’’
Other riders to compete were Mikala Littlejohn, who finished third behind Robinson, while Asha Rees placed eighth in the same final.
Chad Littlejohn put in a solid performance in his Cruiser final to place eighth, while Jayden Rees and Cooper Bromley narrowly missed out on progresssing from the semi-finals.
Andre Renato raced to sixth in the eight-year-old boys’ event.
Shaun Cuthbert and Collins also made finals in their senior races, with the latter finishing fifth in the AA men.
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