En­gines get revving in Mun­dub­bera

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

MO­TOR­SPORTS: For Cen­tral Bur­nett Mo­tor­cy­cle Club pres­i­dent Wayne Spar­row, see­ing promis­ing young rid­ers on his home track gives him hope about the fu­ture of the mo­tocross in the Bur­nett.

“Once they’ve rid­den it once they’ll be back,” Spar­row said.

“We’ve al­ways known we had a good track, it’s all about at­tract­ing the rid­ers in the first place and once you’ve done that, it’s easy sail­ing from there.”

The club held its race day in Mun­dub­bera at the week­end, with scores of rid­ers from across the Wide Bay re­gion and as far afield as the Sun­shine Coast in at­ten­dance.

Spar­row said it was a great event for those who love rid­ing.

“It’s good com­pe­ti­tion with some re­ally fast rid­ers at the MX track,” Spar­row said.

“We have some re­ally good com­pe­ti­tion with Lance Cameron who races na­tion­als and he is a ju­nior un­der-16, Jeremy Sauer is an­other one and some older rid­ers like Jason Clift and Mick Lit­tle to name a few.”

The com­pe­ti­tion in­volved a prac­tice round for 30 min­utes.

Each rider was placed into a group de­pend­ing on the type of mo­tor­cross they had and the skill level they pos­sessed.

The race be­gan with the smaller en­gines of 50cc and worked its way up to 250cc and over; which is usu­ally for the ex­pe­ri­enced rid­ers.

Spar­row said they hoped to have more than 100 rid­ers take part in the com­pe­ti­tion, but due to other sports they fell a lit­tle short.

“We were hop­ing to have around 90 to 100 com­peti­tors but un­for­tu­nately we only got around 75 rid­ers.”

Spar­row said the track had im­proved con­sid­er­ably.

“The track is nice and soft and the con­di­tions were great,” Spar­row said.

MAK­ING TRACKS: Rid­ers braced the tracks for some mo­tor­sports ac­tion at the week­end. PHO­TOS: PHILIPPE CO­QUERAND

A rider show­ing off his tricks at the MX track at the week­end.

An­other young rider takes on a small jump at the MX track.

An­other rider gets some air.

A rider does an im­pres­sive jump at the MX track.

A rider revving it up at the race day at the MX track.

A rider tak­ing a care­ful turn dur­ing the race day event.

A young rider takes on the course at the week­end.

A rider jumps over an­other con­tes­tant in the race.

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