Locals in action at QLD state titles
THE Whitsunday region was well represented at the Queensland Supermoto Titles as many local stars of the Whitsunday Moto Sports Club (WMSC) hit their home track over the weekend.
Georgia Murray, who was competing against the men in the S2 and S3 class, performed extremely well to finish fourth overall in the S3 class.
She shaved three seconds off her personal best lap times and is looking forward to getting back on the track for the Australian Supermoto Titles in June.
Local lads Brodie Oats and Harrison Maxwell both crossed the finished line to take out second place in their respective classes, while Mungo McMurtrie finished fifth overall in the veterans class.
Proserpine’s Sam Crossley was also thrilled to finish third overall in the S3 class on his home turf.
Whitsunday Dirt Rider Kai Orth also got in on the action by helping motorcross stars Michael Kirkness and Georgia Murray in the pits.
He said the quality of racing was phenomenal and was hoping to have a crack at competing in a supermoto event in the future.
WMSC president Andrew Auld thanked all volunteers, officials and club members for making the Queensland Supermoto Titles such a great success.
“Everywhere I looked the spectators had smiles on their faces as they watched the races, there were no major injuries and the weather held off so it couldn’t have gone any bet- ter,” he said. “The top three riders in the juniors were one bike length apart all weekend and it’s great to see that level of commitment to racing in the junior class.”
Auld said plans were already underway for the Australian Supermoto Titles in June and promised the event would be “bigger and better than last year”.
The WMSC will be hosting round 1 of their first club race meet for 2014 at the Whitsunday Raceway on Sunday, April 27.
DIRT TRACK: Whitsunday youngster Brodie Oats performed well at the QLD Supermoto Titles to finish in second place in the S8 class at the Whitsunday Raceway on the weekend.
IN ACTION: Whitsunday Moto Sports Club member Mungo McMurtrie (#261) was biting at the heels of a competitor during a veterans class race of the QLD Supermoto Titles on Sunday.
YOUNG STAR: Harrison Maxwell finished in second place after competing in the S9 class at the Queensland Supermoto Titles on the weekend.