ALEX Cameron calls it “the best” track he rides on and given the success the multiple national and state champion has enjoyed at Bathurst, it is easy to see why.
It was at the Bathurst BMX track in 2016 that he was crowned Australia’s elite men’s national champion and on Sunday at the same venue, he took out the men’s superclass division in third round of the BMX NSW State Series.
“It’s the best. I love coming out here and try to get out here when I can. It’s a little bit difficult coming from Sydney so we can’t do it all the time, but when we do, it’s real good,” Cameron, who represented the Sydney BMX Club, said.
“It felt super comfortable out there … it all comes back real quick.
“We ride the same amount of tracks over and over and over, so you learn them. But they’ve put a lot of work into this track, given how it is now and the state it was in beforehand, they’ve done a great job.”
Through the three motos staged on Sunday before the superclass final, Cameron’s main rival was Southlake-Illawarra rider Cody Fox.
Fox placed second to Cameron in two of the motos and clocked the fastest lap heading in the final when winning the other – a 37.068.
In the decider both men began well, but Cameron won the holeshot and led into the switchback. From there he went on to claim the spoils.
He crossed the line in 35.802 seconds with Fox (36.801) second and Maitland’s Bowen Muncaster (39.345) third.
“Cody is quick, a young, quick kid. I knew I had to pick the inside and once we hit that first turn, I was pretty confident I could hold him out from there,” Cameron said.
“I felt like I was getting that second straight real smooth all day and I just got it super smooth in the final, I was super happy with it.
“I think that bumps me up a few spots in the ranking, so it’s good, it will help me to try and get that overall win. I’m pretty happy with that.”
It was Cameron’s first state series round win of the year, having placed fourth in the Maitland final and second at Macarthur.
The next round of the series will be held on July 1.