History - BMX Australia 1981

 By 1981, the sport of BMX was now a booming business in Australia. It was expected that retails sales would gross tens of millions of dollars. The price of a BMX bike ranges from $100-1000 depending on components. Sales of BMX bikes now account for more than 50% of all bikes sold in Australia. By 1981, there are more than 39 clubs around the country that have joined as member clubs, with rider memberships now in the thousands.

April 1981

April 3rd: International BMX Federation (IBMXF) officially founded.

The first Official Australian BMX National Championships were held in Ryde, NSW. The ABMXA was officially formed at a meeting in Sydney between representatives of the VBMXA, QBMXA and the NSWBMXA. Peter Howell is the first ABMXA president. This installment of the "National Age Titles" as they were known, is the first to be run by the Australian BMX Association. The ABMXA is now the responsible body for organising the rules and regulations of the sport in Australia.

The Ryde Eastwood BMX club built a brand new track, designed by Colin Spencer (of Sunshine bikes). The land was donated by the local council and the track was built for around $3000.

Major sponsors for the 1981 titles were Malvern Star Cycles and Wang Computers.

Results


Jnr Girls

1. Raylene Wong
2. Selena Kasper
3. Barbara Nielson
4. Sara Cleland
5. Linda Free
6. Elisa Reynolds
7. Lyndal Raymond
8. Peta Delaney

Int. Girls

1. Tracey Kosikowski
2. Karen McPhee
3. Leeza White
4. Alana Madam
5. Jacki Colthup
6. Alison Kelly
7. Heather Russell
8. Melinda Klarenaar

Senior Girls

1. Michelle Thomson
2. Toni Smith
3. Melita Downey
4. Sandra Morrall
5. Gina Regali
6. Lee-Anna Kasper
7. Leanne Rees
8. ?

5 Years (Mixed)

1. Kerry Rochfort
2. Carl Gadson
3. Scott Parkinson
4. Justin Brown
5. Pauline Campbell
6. Kelly Sainsbury
7. Danny Pigott
8. Jeff Hamnet

6 Boys

1. Dean Hartog
2. Chris Rudolf
3. John Jurd
4. Rohan Porter
5. Jason Gill
6. Dean King
7. Matthew Kirk

7 Boys

1. Adam Crisp
2. Shane Treloar
3. Justin Yeo
4. Nigel Coombes
5. Brett Edington
6. Byron Hitchenson
7. Mark Stevens
8. Troy Osbourne

8 Boys

1. Todd Osbourne
2. Shane Prestwidge
3. Steven Toon
4. Lee O'Shea
5. Darren Campbell
6. Shane Pearse
7. Graham Prior
8. Troy Kruger

9 Boys

1. Dean Jurd
2. Scott Petie
3. Damien Coombes
4. Jeff Bennett
5. Andrew Raymond
6. Tyrone Tedman
7. Wade Lazich
8. Jamie Thursby

10 Boys

1. Jason Dale
2. Scott Edington
3. Gary King
4. David Clarke
5. Paul Karenaar
6. Jason Pearse
7. James Teague
8. Jason Nicholson

11 Boys

1. Matt Johnson
2. Aaron Spence
3. John Tape
4. Tony Sparkes
5. Paul Winmill
6. Jay Downey
7. Chris Wilson
8. Carlos Sanchez

12 Boys

1. Paul Addams
2. Damon Bevan
3. Shane O'Donnell
4. Shane McGrath
5. Ken Townsend
6. Felice Sibic
7. Paul Woolams
8. Darren Treloar

13 Boys

1. Gary Winmill
2. Colin Wilson
3. Peter Cheney
4. Shane Robinson
5. Jamie Lambie
6.Ricki Kosikowski
7. Andrew Hassan
8. Mark Lavender

14 Boys

1. Dean Yeo
2. Carl Thebridge
3. Mick Karenaar
4. Ross Smith
5. Troy Gibbons
6. Matthew Weeks
7. Shaun Bell
8. Joe Spelta

15 Boys

1. Stephen Holloway
2. Darren Miller
3. Dean Crisp
4. Terry Glen
5. Brad Eggins
6. Jason Freckleton
7. Bruce Woodward
8. Leon Hompes

16 Boys/Open

1. Jamie Hales
2. Chris James
3. Alistair Johnson
4. Glen Cox
5. Warren Cay
6. Richard Masding
7. Russell Murray
8. Phil King

Cruiser Class

1. Chris James
2. Jamie Hales
3. Matthew Weeks

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December 1981

Coca-Cola / JAG BMX World Championships IV, Indianapolis - Indiana, USA.

A number of Australians made the trek over the USA to compete in the "World Championships". Emerging Aussie superstar Jamie Hales took 2nd in the B Pro Trophy Class, and Michael Baker placed 4th in the 15 class.

B Pro Trophy - Jamie Hales 2nd. Watch video at 14min

15 Experts - Michael Baker, 4th  Watch video

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