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Retro racers, turning it on at Knox

Retro BMX racers

Friday night 3rd of March 2017 saw the Knox championship series get under way with round 1, class sponsors Bicycle Works have come on aboard as sponsors of the retro series and if round 1 is any indicator this years Bicycle Works Retro series is going to be a cracker. With the relaxation of the retro rules in Victoria and the removal of the pre 1986 rule that is stifling retro racing in many other states, retro is now going from strength to strength. Other states and the National body should take note on what we are doing and adopt our rules, if they want to see retro BMX racing flourish. Twenty retro racers made their way to the Knox BMX track in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne Australia to race retro BMX for the night, with a few doubling up and riding 2 classes. With this many riders,

Retro racing into the future

Retro racing to date, has been a long time lobbying effort, not only by those that started it all about 8 years ago, but also by the people who revived the class and started laying the ground work, to build the class over the last couple of years to what we have today. It is the people who are racing today that need to push the necessary adjustments and fine tuning so that the class prospers in the years to come and as such here are a few of my personal thoughts of what I would like to see, not only in Victoria but Australia wide. Removal of the pre 1986 rule Australia wide, this one change alone has increased the sizes of the retro fields in Victoria to the point where we regularly see 2 gates of rides at a clubby, full gates at open meets and 48 entries

Victorian State BMX titles

Friday 18th November 2016 marks a big day for Retro racing in Victoria, after much lobbying and building the sport and its participation, the retro class will make it’s debut as a offical part of the Victorian State BMX championships, to be held at the Shepparton BMX club. The entries over the 3 classes are massive and to be honest are a surprise to everybody involved, in particular the 8 to 13 class which boasts 19 riders, just a little under the 30+ retro class which has 22 entries and the 14 to 29 class that has 7 riders, for a massive total of 48 racers, that are bringing out their old school, retro BMX’s. For those that are racing here is some important information about the event. Shepparton BMX track 96 Packham Street Shepparton, Vic, 3630 Registration for all classes begins Thursday 17th, November from 12:30 to 5:30 and