Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Close, but Still Champs; Maryborough Club Pips Bundy to Retain CQ Title

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Close, but Still Champs; Maryborough Club Pips Bundy to Retain CQ Title

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Griffith Thomas

Sports Editor

AFTER two action-packed days of racing, Maryborough BMX Club retained the Zone Challenge Award by the askin of its teetha.

The host club beat Bundaberg by a mere three points in what was one of the closest Central Queensland Championships in recent years.

aA lot of the other clubs have stepped up by implementing coaching programs and changing their tracks,a Maryborough BMX Club president Jason Rufus said.

aMaryborough is leading the way, but they are now following us because they see our success and are starting to catch us.a

Despite that, Rufus said it was a remarkable effort by their riders to win back the crown.

aIt means a lot because we are still one of the smaller clubs,a he said.

aRockhampton has over 250 members and Bundaberg usually dominated this up until the last two years.

aTo claim it by the skin of our teeth this year, weare really proud of it.a

More than 300 riders from five clubs tore up the Tinana track as part of this yearas championship, with Maryborough finishing the weekend with 42 plates and 10 age champions. …

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