SIXTEEN Hayes Hawks BMX riders flew down to a windy Cyclopark for rounds three and four of the National Series.

With some amazing results across the two days, Hawks have climbed to 12th out of 51 in the club series standings.

Making his A final debut in a national level race was Joel Prichard (male 8), who started strongly with two early moto wins. A fourth in the semi final secured his spot in the final, where he finished his day in fifth.

 Inspired by his success, he came out strong on the Sunday again, with another confident fifth in the final.

Another rider who demonstrated that hard work truly does pay off is Nate Barata (male 15) who doubled up on his first National A final with confident performances across both days.

His best result, of fourth, came on the Saturday and he followed up with an eighth on Sunday.

Coming off back-to-back wins in Manchester, both Cody Coker and Iris Hajda were keen to double up again in Gravesend.

Iris took confident wins on both days, pulling out a strong move in turn one on the Sunday to cement her lead. Cody was pipped on the line and lost his win on the Saturday by three hundredths of a second.

He returned on Sunday with fierce determination and clinched an extremely confident win.

Also determined to secure another win was Tate Kitson, who pulled it out of the bag in his Cruiser final. Sadly, a fall in his 20” semi final on the Saturday left him a bit bruised and he made the decision to pull out of Sunday’s competition.

Another rider who had a nasty fall was 13-year-old Dylan Slatter who took an early ride to A&E on Saturday.

Cruiser riders and friends Johnny Jackson and Dylan Seaman both made the quarter-finals in the 17-29 age category.

Charlie Rough had his best result of the series on Sunday in the 15-16 cruiser category, to achieve 19th out of 32 riders.

Penny Blackburn (11) took a hiatus from the velodrome to mix it up on the BMX track, narrowly missing out on the semis on Saturday.

Youth coach Chay Young got his best-ever result in a national final on Sunday. Swerving the chaos on the last turn, he sailed across the line in second place.

Of the veterans, Michael Baggs had a consistent 10th place across both days and Zoltan Buday a consistent second.