BMX Racing | Mighty 11s

History of the Mighty 11s

The Mighty 11s is an international BMX competition between Australia and New Zealand.

After a rider from Ipswich BMX Club was tragically killed in a car accident, his mother gave the club a trophy to be used in his memory. The Ipswich BMX Club committee at the time, decided to hold an invitational meet for a junior class, as the rider that the trophy honoured was eleven at the time of the accident. When discussing the event options and guidelines, it was reported that one committee member said "it can't be in June, my son will be twelve?" As a result, three (3) ages were put into a hat and one was drawn out, thus was the birth of the "Mighty 11s."

Out of a close friendship between the President of Ipswich BMX Club, Neville Gray, and New Zealand's, Errol Nelson, a Trans-Tasman BMX exchange was developed. Their vision was a cultural exchange trip along with BMX racing. The exchange was timed to happen with the Mighty 11s meeting, which then combined to create a Mighty 11s experience.

The cultural exchange was to give kids a look into differing cultures and environments, to learn and grown their outlooks of the world. The teams are billeted with local families, so parents are not involved in anything other than seeing their kids at the track during racing.

Neville Gray and Errol Nelson
Neville Grey and Errol Nelson

The Mighty 11s Experience

There are two parts to the Mighty 11s experience the:

  • Mighty 11s Test Team
  • Mighty 11s Memorial Class

The Mighty 11s Test team is a cultural exchange with BMX NZ, with a male and a female team from each country competing against each other to win the Toshiba Cup (boys) and Troy Fisher Cup (girls).

The Mighty 11s Memorial Class is for all 11 year old boys and girls to race together, to determine the overall Mighty 11 rider.


2024 Mighty 11s Event Information

  • Date: Thursday 22 & Friday, 23 February 2024
  • Venue: Sleeman BMX Track (QLD)
  • Event: 2024 AusCycling BMX Racing National Series - Round 1 
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Riders wishing to be selected for the Mighty 11s Test Team will need to enter into the Mighty 11s Test Team Qualifiers category by completing the online entry, there will be an option when entering the National round to add the Mighty 11's category if you wish to be a part of this event. 

All riders entered will race their respective 20" category, with times from all races (motos, qualifiers and finals) used to determine the four (4) male and four (4) female riders selected to represent Australia in the Mighty 11s Test Team. A reserve male and female rider will also be selected.

Please Note: the rider must have already completed the online entry form for the 2024 AusCycling BMX Racing National Series -   R1 
Sleeman in their respective 20" category, in order to be included.

  • Date: Saturday 13 April and Sunday 14 April 
  • Venue: Sam Willoughby International BMX Facility 
  • Event: 2024 AusCycling BMX Racing National Series - R2 & R3 
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To be eligible to ride in the Memorial Race, riders must be 11 years of age as at June 30. 

  • Date: Saturday, 6 July 2024
  • Venue: Macarthur BMX (NSW)
  • Event: 2024 AusCycling BMX Racing National Series - R4 Macarthur

Riders wishing to be selected for the Mighty 11s Test Team will need to enter into the Mighty 11s Test Team Qualifiers category by completing the online entry, there will be an option when entering the National round to add the Mighty 11's category if you wish to be a part of this event. 

All riders entered will race their respective 20" category, with times from all races (motos, qualifiers and finals) used to determine the four (4) male and four (4) female riders selected to represent Australia in the Mighty 11s Test Team. A reserve male and female rider will also be selected.

Please Note: the rider must have already completed the online entry form for the 2024 AusCycling BMX Racing National Series -   R4- Macarthur
 in their respective 20" category, in order to be included.

  • Date: 25-27th October 2024
  • Venue: Cambridge BMX Club , Cambridge New Zealand 
  • Event: 2024 BMXNZ North Island Titles 

2024 Mighty 11s Event Information

Mighty 11s Test Team

There are two (2) events each year, one held in Australia and the other in New Zealand at a National level event.

There will be two (2) teams selected, one (1) team will consist of four (4) male riders and the other will consist of four (4) female riders.

Riders for event 1 must be 11 years of age as at June 30 each year.

Riders for event 2 must be 11 years of age as at December 31 each year.

All riders selected in the Mighty 11s Test Team must also compete within the Mighty 11s Memorial Class.

The events used for the Mighty 11s Test Team Selection are outlined in the Event Information section above.

Riders wishing to be selected for the Mighty 11s Test Team will need to enter into the Mighty 11s Test Team Qualifiers category within the relevant selection event. All riders entered will race their respective 20" category, with times from all races (motos, qualifiers and finals) used to determine the four (4) male and four (4) female riders selected to represent Australia in the Mighty 11s Test Team. A reserve male and female rider will also be selected.


Mighty 11s Memorial Class

The Mighty 11s Memorial Class will be held at two (2) events each year, one held in Australia and the other in New Zealand at a National level event.

Riders for event 1 must be 11 years of age as at June 30 each year.

Riders for event 2 must be 11 years of age as at December 31 each year.

The Mighty 11s Memorial Class will be mixed gender.

The Mighty 11s Memorial Class will be five (5) motos, Qualifiers and Finals, run over two (2) days.

Points Overall (including the Final)

NUMBER OF RIDERS IN CLASS 

RACE FORMAT  

8 riders or less 

7motos 

9-16 riders 

  • 5 motos 
  • Top 8 riders on points transfer to finals 
  • Final

17-19 riders 

  • 5 motos  
  • Top 12 Riders on points transfer to semi-finals
  • Top 8 riders points transfer to finals
  • Finals

20 - 32 riders 

  • 5 motos 
  • Top 16 Riders on points transfer to Semi Finals 
  • Top 8 riders points transfer to finals 
  • Finals

33-40 Riders

  • 5 motos
  • Top 20 Riders on points transfer to Quarter Finals
  • Top 16 Riders on points transfer to semi-finals 
  • Top 8 riders points transfer to finals
  • Finals

41-64 Riders

  • 5 motos
  • Top 32 Riders on Points transfer through to Quarter Finals
  • Top 16 Riders on Points transfer through to Semi Finals
  • Top 8 Riders on Points transfer to Finals
  • Finals 
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