LET'S GET MAD: Back are Connor Fields, Sean Dwight, Max Cairns and Andrew Hughes. The kids are Zach Smith 13, Chayse Ireland 13, Angus Gall 13, Harrison Crow 13, Riley Fowler 11, Brodie Robertson 11, Preston Burridge 9, Hayden Fowler 8, Mitchell Kop 7, Abby Stevens 10, Theo Stevens 4, Zayne Hawkins 4, Mylarnee Hawkins 6, Jaydyn Hawkins 8, Maggie McDougall 5, Paytn Behrendoff 7, Shanai Behrendoff 9, Briana Hillier 8, Payton Stevens 8, Zane Hillier 6, Nate Hennessy 10, Carter Stevens 6, Brock Wilkie 6, Seth Ireland 10.
LET'S GET MAD: Back are Connor Fields, Sean Dwight, Max Cairns and Andrew Hughes. The kids are Zach Smith 13, Chayse Ireland 13, Angus Gall 13, Harrison Crow 13, Riley Fowler 11, Brodie Robertson 11, Preston Burridge 9, Hayden Fowler 8, Mitchell Kop 7, Abby Stevens 10, Theo Stevens 4, Zayne Hawkins 4, Mylarnee Hawkins 6, Jaydyn Hawkins 8, Maggie McDougall 5, Paytn Behrendoff 7, Shanai Behrendoff 9, Briana Hillier 8, Payton Stevens 8, Zane Hillier 6, Nate Hennessy 10, Carter Stevens 6, Brock Wilkie 6, Seth Ireland 10. Nick Kossatch GLA250319BMX

LISTEN: Gladstone young riders could follow champion's lead

BMX: An Olympic gold medal-winning athlete will be among those in March Madness action at the Gladstone Harbour City BMX track on Saturday.

A special VIP at the event will be current Olympic gold medallist Connor Fields from the US who will also conduct a coaching clinic on Sunday with BMX biomechanics expert Josie Griggs, Sean Dwight and Australian BMX riders Max Cairns and Andrew Hughes.

March Madness is also a central Queensland ID round as well as round three of the BMXQ 2019 State Development Series.

Racing will start at 2pm and includes five motos, qualifiers, mini-wheelers, sprockets presentations and then finals.

Women and men Superclass riders will aim to get their hands on a total prize pool of $3000 while there's also plenty of monetary incentives for riders in the Challenge and Cruiser riders.

Fields said he was impressed with the new track.

"It's really good actually and we had a ride here for a couple of hours and it's got all the elements that make the track good," he said.

"It's challenging and not over-the-top difficult."

Fields also praised the set up of the starting gate and the corners.

The American began his BMX journey after his made found a flyer at a bike shop which advertised the Las Vegas BMX track Nellis BMX.

"It kind of all started from there and I raced at national level and so I turned professional when I was 17," Fields said.

"I have been racing on the international circuit, been to two Olympics and my trainer is from Sydney and so I have spent a lot of time in Australia.

"I always enjoy coming here and seeing new part of the world, new places and doing new things and riding new tracks."

Fields' preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has begun.


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