Riders put to the test at QLD champs
FOUR Whitsunday motocross enthusiasts travelled to Coolum on the Sunshine Coast to compete in the 2014 Queensland State Motocross Championships on the weekend.
All riders made the most of a practice event on Friday before being contested over two days of highly competitive racing on Saturday and Sunday.
Local star Georgia Murray had a very successful weekend finishing eighth in the state in the women’s unlimited class. She was racing against Sarah Guthrie, who has recently returned from competing in Europe, and Patrice Hearne and Lauren Jones who finished first and second respectively at the last year’s event.
Nicki Murray, who was supporting her daughter Georgia at the event, said riders competing on their home track in Coolum had a major advantage as the conditions were nothing like the motocross track of Dray’s Park in the Whitsundays.
“The track was really deep and very hard going for our local riders who were not used to those conditions,” she said.
Georgia crashed twice in both of her last two races which unfortunately dropped her ranking at the event. She said the track was “very demanding and challenging”.
Three other locals also travelled to compete in Coolum with Wilson Norman placing fifth overall in the junior light (13 – 14 years) four stroke class.
Ashley Norman and Riley Norman were the other local lads rounding out the Whitsunday representation competing at the event.
Many Whitsunday riders will be travelling to Moranbah this weekend to compete in round two of the Central Queensland Motocross series.
TRACK CHALLENGE: Whitsunday resident Georgia Murray finished eighth in the state after competing at the 2014 QLD Supermoto Championship in Coolum on the weekend.