Strong entries for Manning BMX Club's State series round

Mark and Georgia McGilvrary and Greg Single working on the track.
Mark and Georgia McGilvrary and Greg Single working on the track.

MANNING BMX Club has recieved a massive 683 entries for Sunday's round five of the BMX NSW State series at the Urara Lane track.

Initially the club expected around 500.

The last time the club hosted a State round in 2012 there were 321 entries.

A total of 43 riders from the Manning club have entered for Sunday .

The track was rebuilt late last year and finished January this year in preparation for this event. It is an advanced track for technical riding.

There is also a training jump track and separate pump track, again for training purposes.

"It's a great development track for all levels of skill and all ages,'' a spokeswoman for the club said.

"As a not for profit organisation, we are constantly fundraising to improve our facilities, our next main fundraising efforts will be concentrated on tarring the tracks berms (corners).''

The club will apply to host an event under the auspices of BMX NSW next year, although there are no guarantees.

"However, having great facilities and great track helps with the selection,'' the spokeswoman continued.

This weekend's event is a double header. Round four of the State series is tomorrow in Sawtell with round five in Tareee on Sunday. The two events have attracted 1200 entries, a huge amount for country area BMX tracks.