Harriet BURBIDGE-SMITH CELEBRATES BACK-TO-BACK SPEED & STYLE WIN, AND GARETH MECHEM PUTS DOWN RED HOT RUN IN RAZOR CLOSE THRILLER
Garret Mechem once again proved he’s much more than a dirt jump and slopestyle specialist as he blended his effortless style with blistering speed en route to a career best result. After nearly missing the gate after the first jump, “Lil Rojo” kept it fast and loose, but managed to hang on to edge out the reigning King of Crankworx Champion on his final run.
Might be the loosest run of my life, my bar got stuck on my knee, my plan was to not to go for the corky at the bottom, but Bas was ahead so I had to throw it down.”
Sharing the top step with Mechem was back-to-back women’s Speed & Style champion Harriet Burbidge-Smith. The hometown hero celebrated her 27th birthday in true “HAZ-NATION” fashion as she threw down huge, floaty backies and blazed down the hyper-fast 285m track.
Doing flips on my birthday is probably my favourite thing. This was after all, my first birthday doing flips, so yeah, it went pretty good, the course was fast and it got faster and faster. It was a bit slow and inconsistent on some sides (yesterday), but it got faster throughout the day”