Dirt rid­ers tear up the track at Wood­stock

Whitsunday Times - - MOTORING -

THREE mem­bers of the Whit­sun­day Dirt Rid­ers Club trav­elled to Wood­stock on the weekend to com­pete in the Hay­den Pittman Me­mo­rial Meet.

The meet was hosted by the Townsville Mo­tor­cy­cle Club and was held over two days with Satur­day ded­i­cated to mo­tocross rac­ing fol­lowed by dirt track rac­ing on Sun­day.

Rid­ers could en­ter a sin­gle event or test their skills across the dif­fer­ent ter­rains of both classes.

Points were added to­gether from both days for the over­all re­sults.

Lo­cal rider Ge­or­gia Mur­ray won three from three in the mo­tocross event on Satur­day and achieved sec­ond place in all four races on Sun­day to win the over­all women’s tro­phy.

Af­ter a solid per­for­mance on Satur­day at mo­tocross, Mackay’s Michael Kirk­ness dom­i­nated the dirt track on Sun­day to place sec­ond over­all be­hind Townsville’s Jake Wright.

Young gun Hunter Pen­hal­lurick only took part in Sun­day’s dirt track event but rode ex­tremely well to take out three first’s and one sec­ond on his 65cc and an­other three first’s and one sec­ond on his 85cc.

The event was held to ho- nour the mem­ory of Hay­den Pittman who passed away two years ago from a head in­jury af­ter crash­ing his mo­tor­bike dur­ing prac­tice.

All rid­ers are look­ing for­ward to tak­ing part in the event next year. The Whit­sun­day Dirt Rid­ers Club will be host­ing their sec­ond dirt track event of the year at Dray’s Park on Sun­day, March 30.

For more in­for­ma­tion, like the club’s Face­book page by search­ing WhitDirtRiders.

FIRED UP: Whit­sun­day Dirt Rid­ers Club mem­ber Michael Kirk­ness fin­ished sec­ond over­all be­hind Townsville’s Jake Wright af­ter com­pet­ing in the Hay­den Pittman Me­mo­rial Meet in Townsville.

IN AC­TION: Lo­cal star Ge­or­gia Mur­ray won three from three in the mo­tocross event on Satur­day and achieved sec­ond place in all four dirt track races on Sun­day.

LO­CAL LADY: Ge­or­gia Mur­ray won the women's over­all tro­phy af­ter com­pet­ing in the Hay­den Pittman Me­mo­rial Meet at Wood­stock.

SU­PER STAR: Hunter Pen­hal­lurick took part in Sun­day’s dirt track event at the Townsville Mo­tor­cy­cle Club.

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