Vet­eran rid­ers are ready for cham­pi­onships

Whitsunday Times - - MOTORING -

LO­CAL mo­tor­bike rid­ers Ron Draper and Kev Warren are com­pet­ing in the 2013 Aus­tralian Clas­sic and Post Clas­sic Pre 1985 Dirt Track Cham­pi­onships at the Wood­lands Speed­way in Temora, New South Wales this week­end.

They join a huge en­try list of rid­ers from right across Aus­tralia at the meet, which is an op­por­tu­nity for older dirt track mo­tor cy­cle rid­ers to fire up their old ma­chines and chase cham­pi­onship glory.

The cham­pi­onships cater for ma­chines that rolled off the pro­duc­tion line last cen­tury – split into seven cat­e­gories from pre-1960 through to the newer old ma­chines.

Rid­ers com­pete in five sep­a­rate age groups from the un­der-30s through to the over-60s. There is one spe­cial class for pre-1975 ma­chines of any ca­pac­ity with the rid­ers over 70 years of age. The su­per se­nior class had three com­peti­tors last year.

At last count over 100 rid­ers had en­tered a to­tal of 171 ma­chines and will con­test 198 events over the course of Satur­day and Sun­day.

Over 20 Aus­tralian champions will be crowned, and per­haps a few more if some late en­tries can be added to some fields.

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