Riders hit the track
HERVEY Bay’s motocross track roared into life on Sunday, with close to 190 riders taking to the sand circuit.
Sunday was the first race meet of the local club’s season.
The club had anticipated a big turnout at the meet, ahead of next month’s first round of the Shell Advance Sunshine State series, which is being held at Dundowran Park.
“We were expecting about 150 riders but ended up with close to 190, which was great to see,” the club’s spokeswoman said.
“We had a large number of new riders join on the day and many had come from all over the state.
“There was a lot of great battles on the track in most of the classes.
“This was a great opportunity for our local riders to ride with some of the state’s best.”
Many of those state riders will be back to tackle the track for the Shell series on March 12–13.
The club is also hosting a round of the Go Girls Australia series on April 2–3. It was also confirmed last week the club has secured the last round of the Queensland titles on September 3–4 (not August 13–14 as previously stated).
“The club has a lot of work to do between now and then but it will be great for not only the club and its members but the whole region,” the spokeswoman said.
The track is now closed for the next month as the club is making track improvements before the Shell series.
For more information about the Hervey Bay Motocross Club see its Facebook page.
OFF AND RACING: Start of the Senior Lites race was hectic on Sunday at Hervey Bay.
Bundaberg rider Zak Small dominates in the Senior Lites.
Will Kennedy on the charge in the 65cc 10-12-year-olds.
Nathan Searle had to take his goggles off to finish the race in the Clubman Lites.
Blake Walton gets off to a flying start in the Clubman Lites race.
Steel Adams rides the berm in the Clubman Lites race on Sunday.
Trae Kuehn kicks up some sand.