Mo­tor­cross club re­turns to track

Mo­tocross track back to its best

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Philippe Co­querand philippe.co­querand@cnbtimes.com.au

MO­TOCROSS: The Cen­tral Bur­nett Mo­tor­cy­cle Club is back in ac­tion after a month of heavy rain caused sig­nif­i­cant dam­age to the track.

Club president Wayne Spar­row said rid­ers would not recog­nise the track from the con­di­tion it was in more than a month ago.

“We had rem­nants of Cy­clone Deb­bie come through. It caused a bit of dam­age to the track but we were for­tu­nate to get a disaster re­cov­ery grant,” Spar­row said.

“So the boys have come in and fixed the track up, fixed the ir­ri­ga­tion sys­tem, re­paired all the dam­age from that and then we’ve held this prac­tice day.

“As you can see, the track has come up beau­ti­fully. It doesn’t get any bet­ter than this.”

Spar­row said the Mun­dub­bera course had many ob­sta­cles to chal­lenge rid­ers.

“Mun­dub­bera’s typ­i­cally rated as one of the high­est for the nat­u­ral ter­rain track. You may have no­ticed tracks com­ing in from the gully, ob­vi­ously fol­low­ing the nat­u­ral ter­rain and the con­tour land for the track,” Spar­row said.

“It cre­ates ex­cel­lent rid­ing. It’s got some fast speed sec­tions and some slower sec­tions, typ­i­cally a very fast track this one, and it’s en­joy­able.

“It’s for all lev­els. You will no­tice we have four-yearolds and then we have rid­ers who are in their 60s, so we’ve got all ages and ev­ery­thing in be­tween.

“Some stud­ies sug­gest it is the sec­ond most phys­i­cal sport in the world. It’s very mus­cu­lar and car­dio – it works ev­ery mus­cle in the body.”

Sev­eral events are com­ing up for mo­tocross rid­ers.

The Cameron McFar­lane coach­ing course is on June 24 and Au­gust 12 is the Woman on Wheels com­pe­ti­tion, which kicks off from 2pm.

PHOTOS: PHILIPPE CO­QUERAND

GO­ING HARD: One of the rid­ers fly­ing high dur­ing the week­end mo­tocross.

Re­nata Beszka, Den­nis Voss, Brian Hen­der­son and Craig Cruick­shank en­joy some mo­tocross fun at the week­end.

About 50 peo­ple turned up for the prac­tice round of mo­tocross in Mun­dub­bera.

Danny McColm about to go for an­other round of mo­tocross in Mun­dub­bera.

Lawrence Turello, Jesse Buck­ley, Ethan Cox and Ja­son Cox get into the mo­tocross ac­tion.

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