BMX National Series Round Two Results
Action from Round Two of the BMX National Series (Images: Fifteen BMX)
The second round of the BMX National series took place on Sunday, 21st May, with what proved to be another spectacular day of racing.
After Round One experienced high entries at Lucan BMX Club, riders from clubs all over Ireland made the trip to Lisburn BMX Club determined to keep the good flow of racing going and eager to get a podium.
The Male 7-8 group, 9-10 group and 11-12 group had yet again the biggest numbers of the day that saw some hugely competitive action.
The Male 7-8 group also had some new riders in action as they battled to get those important points to get to the final race. Eoghan Linehan, Mark Antal and Carter Madine battled well again and got the same results on podiums as Round One.
The Male 9-10 provided very exciting racing as Jacob Jamison from Belfast City BMX Club dialed it up with wins all day to seal an impressive win overall and his first national win.
Cian Linehan and Eoghan Stevens came in 2nd and 3rd overall also and not far on their heels was an impressive Samia Hughes, who stepped her game this year and left the girls groups to race alongside the boys. She finished in 4th place overall in an impressive age group of riders.
The Female 7-10 group had a full gate of riders with Amelia Martin from Belfast City BMX Club playing a stormer taking first position all day long and an overall victory.
The Male 11-12 group also had great numbers but some tough competition from some of Ireland's up and coming talented riders, with brothers Lukas and Calvin Kennedy topping the results all day with a very impressive first and second place podiums taken home.
The Male 13-14 group was also a fascinating watch for spectators, with riders battling hard to get those podium positions. Overall, Evan Bartley took the win with Jamie Harron in second and Alex Neville completed the podium in third.
After the third round of motos, a break in racing before the semi-finals kicked of allowed the smallest riders of the day, the Balance bike riders, to take centre stage. The sport's stars of the future put on great display as they displayed their growing skills and enjoyed themselves in the fun race.
The Masters 30+ also brought some new faces to this group as well as some experienced riders, the new mix of riders provided some brilliant racing for those in attendance to watch from the side-lines.
Once again, the 15-29 group provided some spectacular racing, getting faster with every round, from the first moto to the A Final, the racing was brought to the finish line with milliseconds between Josh Whitley Halvey and Brandon Mallon for first place.
Commissaires had to rely on the riders' transponders for the result and Josh took first on podium with Brandon second, Donncha O’Hagan came in third.
The Cycling Ireland BMX Commission would like to send a thank you to all the volunteers, marshals and commissaires who, without their hard work in organising the event and running it on the day, we wouldn’t be able to run such fantastic events.
Next up will see riders travelling south to Cork BMX Club for the biggest weekend of the BMX calendar, as the club will not only host Round Three of the National Series on Saturday, 1st July, but will also host the Irish National Championships on Sunday, 2nd July.
Mixed U6 – Archie Portis
Male 7-8 – Eoghan Linehan
Male 9-10 – Jacob Jamison
Male 11-12 – Lukas Kennedy
Male 13-14 – Evan Bartley
Female 7-10 – Amelia Martin
Female 11-14 (competed in Male 13-14 race) – Lucy McClintock
Male 15-29 – Josh Whitley Halvey
Masters 30+ - Geronimo Roa
Female 30+ - Anna Szmyt
Superclass – Oscar Herrara Otero
All results from Round Two can be found here.