Identiti Bikes were the key supporters of Braintree Bullets BMX Club as they aimed to make UKBMX history by hosting round 4 of the East Anglian BMX Championships at Lee Valley Velopark based in the 2012 Olympic Park in Stratford, London. This was the first race to be held on the revamped BMX track since the Olympic Games the Identiti Team were there to get involved with the on track battles.
Billy Luckhurst was on point all day long and went into the Superclass A final as joint favourite with Dom Skidmore as neither rider had been beaten all day. Off the gate Billy had the holeshot and lead into the first turn. Jordan Perry had been close but bonked the first jump and slipped back. Through the second straight Billy was flying with Skidmore in pursuit and they danced through the technical third straight down into the last turn. Billy went tight to protect his line as Skidmore went wide to get his Hi-Lo on and they drag raced to the line where Bill was pipped for the win by the width of a Halo MXR tyre knobble.
Shane Redgewell also got involved in the Superclass and at just 15 he put in a great effort to take 4th in the B final. Always up for an extra bit of racing, Shane also rode in the 17-29 Cruiser class and showed the spectators why he was last year’s British Champ as he duked it out at the front of the field with the class national champ Oli Cutmore. Shane looked super comfortable on Krisis MX big rig at styled his way to 2nd.
Two of the teams riders went head to head in the 17-29 class as TM Jools and Joey Gough both hit up the A final. The race was super busy with loads of bar banging action throughout the lap. Jools was ducking and diving in every turn to try and make up places and as they crossed the line he settled for 5th after a three way photo finish with Joey in 7th amongst a group of super fast guys.
The Ogden Racing/Identiti Support team guys were also mixing it up out on track and Lana Redgewell was treated to an extra lap as she had a one on one run off for the last place in the A final. The race was a great watch as the pair were tight all the way round, but Lana was determined and held on to the win to go through and take 8th in the final.
Charlie Giles took a lot of experience form the race as he continued his learning curve in the Superclass where he took 8th in the B final.
The star of the support team was Sydney Allen in the 12s. Still on a bit of rehab following a broken foot, Syd showed that he loved the track and the regular sessions in the spring had paid off. His technical prowess shone through on the tech sections and he put in a confident ride to take 3rd in the A final against a strong field.
Many thanks to all the co-sponsors Halo Wheels, Gusset Bikes, ODI Grips, TSG, Ison Distribution, Decade Europe and support team for keeping the team on track and looking their best.
The team will be at Rounds 4&5 of the British BMX Series in Preston on 24th/25th May. Pop by the team tent and say Hi!!