Sights set on fourth round of the BMXA Bad Boy National Series

Local speedster Dylan Rush will be among the exciting talents flying down the start ramp when the gates drop on the Darwin round of the BMXA Bad Boy National Series this weekend.

The South West Academy of Sport athlete will contest his third race in the seven-stage series when he joins the country’s best at Satellite City on Saturday for a day of thrilling, dirt-flying racing action.

The UCI event is the fourth instalment in the national series, with riders to be put to the test by an eight metre hill and top-class track.

Competitors will be aiming to blast across the finish line in the fastest time to score a podium finish and collect series points.

Rush is up for the challenge, most recently excelling in motos and placing fifth in the semi-final in the junior elite category at last month’s BMX Australia Bad Boy National Championships at Shepparton.

“I beat all the guys who were on the podium but I was just unlucky in my semi-final and got pushed out and couldn’t really come back from it,” Rush said.

Rush, who has twice flown the flag for Australia at world championships, is in the SWAS Individual Athlete Support Program and is a member of the Bunbury BMX Club.