Black gold was shining at the Southern Series Interclub in Kaitangata last Sunday following on from the BMX nationals on March 18 and 19.

The local track hosted competitors from Invercargill, Cromwell, Alexandra and Dunedin.

Several local riders taking part on Sunday had competed at this year’s post-Covid national championships in Tauranga.

It was the biggest nationals in three years, with 620 riders taking part.

Shaun McKinlay finished 13th in the men’s 40-44 years.

Cooper Harvey gained the NZ 7 plate in the boys/13 final, and Blake Glover was 14th in the boys/12 semifinal.

Both boys were selected in the Mainland South Regional Race Team, having had a strong season gaining South Island plates, Glover SI 6 and Harvey SI 4.

All riders rode with determination against New Zealand’s best in a combination of co-ordination and anaerobic endurance and the team said they were thankful for the support of Kaitangata Black Gold BMX Club and were looking forward to their next season.

Adrenaline seekers . . . Kaitangata BMX club members (from left) Shaun McKinlay, Cooper Harvey (13) and Blake Glover (12) took part at the recent BMX nationals in Tauranga. PHOTO: SUPPLIED