Rid­ers recog­nised in an­nual club awards

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

MORE than 20 rid­ers from Townsville, Mackay, Glad­stone and the Whit­sun­days con­verged on the Whit­sun­day Race­way for the Whit­sun­day Mo­to­sports Club prac­tice and club awards day on Sun­day.

Rid­ers took to the cus­tom built track for the fi­nal prac­tice event of the year with all in at­ten­dance per­fom­ing well in the hot, windy con­di­tions to cel­e­brate Na­tional Su­per­moto Ride Day.

Many lo­cal rid­ers were thrilled to gain some track time next to the Troy Bayliss Clas­sic 2013 win­ner, Michael Kirk­ness, who trav­elled from Mackay to ride in the prac­tice ses­sion.

Club pres­i­dent An­drew Auld thanked all mem­bers for sup­port­ing the club through­out the year.

“Our great­est suc­cess this year was host­ing the Aus­tralian Su­per­moto Cham­pi­onships in Septem­ber and I am pleased to an­nounce that we will be host­ing the event again next year,” he said.

“We have al­ready started plan­ning and prom­ise it will be big­ger and bet­ter than be­fore.”

In the club awards, Ash­ley Wheeler tasted vic­tory in For­mula Road Race and For­mula 3 af­ter tak­ing out first place in both di­vi­sions.

Steve Dar­manin fol­lowed suit and was pre­sented with first place in the Se­nior Su­per­moto and Se­nior Mo­tard classes.

Club sec­re­tary Mungo McMur­trie was also recog­nised for his in­valu­able con­tri­bu­tions to the club through­out the year.

An­other high­light of the day was the pre­sen­ta­tion of the most im­proved ju­nior award to new­comer Jett Og­den.

Other ju­niors who achieved awards were Broadie Oats, Harry Maxwell and Con­nor Auld.

Whit­sun­day Mo­to­sports Club will be hold­ing a work­ing bee at the Whit­sun­day Race­way to clean up the track this Satur­day morn­ing and all rid­ers are en­cour­aged to at­tend.

The club will also be hold­ing their Christ­mas party at the Reef Gate­way Ho­tel from 6pm on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 20.

ROAD RACE: Shaun Wei­d­mann was pre­sented with sec­ond place in the for­mula road race class with Ash­ley Wheeler in first and Mungo McMur­trie in third at the Whit­sun­day Mo­to­sports Club pre­sen­ta­tions on the week­end.

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