57 winners for final race
THE final round of the motorbike KTM FNQ Development MX Series did not disappoint fans with quality racing and raising money for charity.
The event was held in Mareeba last weekend and had 87 riders competing in 12 different classes with two groups within the classes which saw 57 winners announced.
Most improved rider in the series was Townsville’s Jacob Allan with runner-up Ryder Casey and rider’s choice trophy was taken by Cairns Taylor Heslewood.
In the lead up to the last race, a mystery auction was held every day for the Golden Octopus Foundation. With professional motorbike rider Mitch Evans auctioning his side plate last week and the money from the mystrey auction a total of $1689 was donated .
Mr Evans also auctioned off a signed jersey and goggles raising $830 for the Cairns club to help recoup funds lost by washed out races.
KTM FNQ Development MX Series race secretary Noela Matthews said this was her last year running the series but had enjoyed her time running the series.
“It was a very emotional series for me as it was my last one,” she said.
“The series started by a few officials chatting around a camp fire and I was told to run with the idea and put my own twist on it.
“It has developed into more than I could ever imagine and it is with a heavy heart I say farewell, it is up to someone else to take on the series and make it their own.”
She said MACA Coaching with Glen Macdonald was another huge success with his passion and dedication to the series over the four years was incredible.
Ms Matthews said she wanted to thank all the clubs.
KTM FNQ Development MX Series race secretary Noela Matthews with Riders Choice winner from Cairns Taylor Heslewood, 8 whose trophy was nearly as big as her.
Brothers Kadyn, 7 and Byron McDermid, 5 with Glenn Macdonald of MACA Coaching.