Dozens of Orange’s best skateboarders, scooter and BMX riders were out in force on Sunday for the make-up event from last week’s Bluntside Skate Park Series 2018.
Last week’s event was washed out, and while scooter events were largely completed then, BMX and skateboards had to wait until Sunday for their chance to shine.
Qualifiers for the finals were held all across the Central West, from Blayney to Mudgee to Manildra.
The top three from each division won the right to contest the finals series – which is in Orange – bringing the best skaters from around the region to fight for the chance to head to national events.
Brendan Dittmar took out the BMX opens title ahead of Cam Geddes and Saxon Cole, while Cole had a phenomenal afternoon, also taking out the BMX 12-16 age group and best skate trick.
Mitch King and Back Porter were second and third, while Druzzue Dutton won the under 12s BMX ahead of Chas Logan and Agen Simpson.
Elijah Cole and Morgan Wade were second and third on the best trick counter.
The winners of the finals series, which will be held in January, will be in line to win a chance to compete at the national championships in Mackay next year, while scooters will qualify for the state championships in Sydney.
BMX top three will pick up an all-expenses paid trip to ACTJAM in 2019, which is one of the biggest BMX events in Australia.
Organsier Rick Konza said the events had gone “brilliantly” despite the rain and rescheduling, and encouraged people to get down on January 20 to watch the finals.
“It’s like Cirque du Soleil on skateboards,” he said.
“These guys have unreal talent.”
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