57 win­ners for fi­nal race

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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.

Pic­ture: Sup­plied

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.

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