DownUnderGround round 2 took place back in Bridport Tasmania. It was in 2011 that the last DownUnderGround contest was held in the sea side town of Bridport. It was good to see the riders travelling from around Australia to attend. The weekend was filled with good times starting with the bus ride out from Launceston to Bridport with most of the riders in the bus.
The contest took place at the Bridport Aerodrome thanks to Flinders Island Aviation, a very unique location for sure. The spectator turnout was great with many people in Bridport coming out to watch. Semi retired flatland rider Damon Fox was there with his crazy weird bike for lots of people to ride which was a great opportunity to get people active. The riding was crazy and the results were very tight, with consistency being one of the main deciding factors in the judging criteria. At the after contest drink at the local pub we were treated to Matt Wootton playing an acoustic guitar set, something we all could not believe on how good he is. The whole weekend was great with it being like a road trip than a contest. Big thanks to Matt Wootton for getting the set up sorted in Bridport. Thanks to Andrew Lightbody for taking all the snaps at the contest.
Plans are underway for the possible return for 2018 to Bridport with round 3 the finals of this series, series 9 scheduled for Melbourne on the 25th November. Hope to see you there. Contest supported by Freestyle Now, Colony BMX and GAIN Protection, Solid Signs, Flinders Island Aviation. More photos can be found on the facebook page here
DownUnderGround – Round 2 Series 9 – Bridport Tasmania 10th June 2017 – official results
Open Class – 1st – Paul Chamberlain – 128 points, 2nd – Simon O’Brien – 127 points, 3rd – Lee Kirkman – 124 points, 4th – M Aristyo Rahadiyan (AIS)
Expert class – 1st – Thore Saggau – 132 points, 2nd – Shaun Jarvis – 117 points, 3rd – Jason Parker – 110 points, 4th – Matt Wootton – 107 points, 5th – Chris Letchford – 100 points
Beginner class – 1st – Rusty Eylward-Piko – 117 points, 2nd – David Rooney – 112 points, 3rd – Kit McKenna – 73 points, 4th – Jo Hilis – 43 points, 5th – Jerome Boyd – 37 points
Check out the road trippin video of the contest we compiled
M Aristyo Rahadiyan