10 August, 2023

Snake Pit Challenge a big hit for Caboolture BMX

More than 300 riders and more than 800 spectators packed the Caboolture BMX Club for the annual Snake Pit Challenge on Saturday, July 29.

Harry Schmelzkopf and Oscar Brown fight it out in the 13 years boys division.
Harry Schmelzkopf and Oscar Brown fight it out in the 13 years boys division.

Riders from all around Australia as well as New Zealand took part, while there was a broad age range.

The winning line-up in the Superclass Men’s category came from Moreton Bay, as the Brendale-based TSquared Radio BMX Team had Matt Krasevskis in first place, while Thomas Tucker was second and Kane Gibbons third.

The top-three placegetters in the Superclass Women’s category were Jenna Williams, Isabella Schramm and Kameli Jones.

Caboolture BMX Club spokesperson Celina Urbano said, “This year the club has welcomed so many old members who are back racing with their children, and even grandparents, enjoying a sport that brings many life skills they have learnt and now passing onto others.

“I myself had the privilege of watching my daughter Gemma Sloane making a comeback with her son Elias-Jay racing in 5 years and soon 2-year-old Grace.” Incidentally, Gemma finished first in the Vet Pro Women’s category.

Celina thanked the sponsors as many of them were regular contributors, including long-term sponsor and Member for Morayfield, Mark Ryan.

“Our club at Centenary Lakes is a public track, and a not-for-profit organisation,” Celina said.

“Our committee, volunteers and members work hard to bring in much needed funds to maintain this track as it is a public track that requires daily upkeep.”


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