BRAINTREE Bullets BMX Club have opened their account in the HSBC National BMX Series.

They clocked up points in rounds one and two, finishing sixth out of 52 clubs after the opening rounds of the series at the Cyclopark, in Kent.

The 23-rider strong squad saw ten Bullets make their way to the main finals to get the national race season underway.

Adam Gilbert was the top points scorer for the club as he doubled up the wins in the 15-15 cruiser class with two flawless days racing.

Club-mate Cam Parrish shadowed him throughout the weekend and chased Gilbert down in second place with Joseph Harris claiming eight and seventh.

Gilbert also had strong second-place finishes in the 16s BMX Class after narrowly missing out on the win on day one.

Harris also made his first A final on the second days racing and rode a great lap to sixth.

Molly Nice had an awesome weekend's racing with a dominant show to take second in the 17-29 ladies cruiser class.

She backed that up with a fourth and a sixth in the 17+ girls BMX class to round out a great weekend.

Keeping the podiums coming for the Bullets was Freia Challis who is amongst only a handful of girls taking on the boy’s classes at national level.

Challis worked through the rounds to take her place in the finals both days where she finished third on day one and fifth on day two.

Another podium finish came from Heath Thomas in the 11 year olds.

Thomas has been working hard over the lockdowns and the work paid off as he rode to fifth on day one, but came on stronger during the second days racing to take his first podium finish in third.

In the girls' class, Caitlin Yeo had a great weekend as she claimed seventh on day one and fifth on day two.

The final podium came from Josh Butson in the super competitive 17-24 class.

Butson looked to be among the favourites all weekend, but had a mechanical issue on the gate on day one and had to settle for seventh.

Undeterred, he came back for ore on day two and worked his on track magic to claim third on the line.

Josh Wallis also made the finals in the class on day one with a superb sixth-place finish.

Bullets lead coach Julian Allen showed the youngsters that he doesn’t just talk the talk as he finished off the weekend with a sixth-place finish in the Veterans class.

That put him in seventh place in the overall standings.

The Bullets Summer series will continues on Wednesday evenings from May-August.

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