SUCCESS: Mitchell Webster, Daniel Chapman, Zac Hutton and Ryan Spratley with their trophies from the 2017 Queensland BMX Championships.
SUCCESS: Mitchell Webster, Daniel Chapman, Zac Hutton and Ryan Spratley with their trophies from the 2017 Queensland BMX Championships. Mike Knott BUN121017BMX1

Quartet's state success in BMX titles

BMX: Bundaberg's Zac Hutton was in the right place at the right time at the state titles in Townsville.

The Queensland representative was one of a handful of Bundaberg BMX riders that made the trek north to compete and he was rewarded with plenty of success.

Hutton, competing in the 16-year boys, finished second in the final, capitalising when those in front of him crashed.

The teenager started in lane eight for the final and was able to work his way to second position at the first corner.

"Fortunately the front two riders came down and I got second from that,” Hutton said.

"I was then a couple of bike lengths from the leader, I tried to push a bit harder to get him, but I didn't.

"I was stoked to get second.”

It completed a great year for Hutton after he co-captained the Queensland Country squad earlier in 2017.

Hutton was joined as a trophy winner by fellow Bundaberg riders Mitchell Webster, Daniel Chapman and Ryan Spratley.

Webster fought plenty of pain to finish sixth in the 10-year boys event.

"In my cruiser I had a crash, so I didn't think I would make the final,” he said.

"I had a really bad knee injury.

"In the final I was nervous so, when I finished over the line in sixth, I was proud of myself.”

Spratley also finished sixth, in the 12-year boys.

"I was in sixth at the first berm (corner) and then I was fourth,” he said.

"I then got swooped into the third berm.

"I came out with sixth in the end.”

Fellow Bundy BMX riders Jack and Sienna Davies finished second in cruiser and third in their age groups respectively.

The news wasn't as good for Connor and Beau Pratt who didn't make the final in Superclass.

"All these kids put in 100%,” Bundy BMX president Shane Davies said.

"It's a great result for the club and to see Beau compete as an international rider was great as well.”

The riders will focus on their next big meet in Maryborough next month.



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