Rid­ers hit the track

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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.

PHO­TOS: ALIS­TAIR BRIGHTMAN

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.

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