Dray’s Park proved worthy of hosting major races
THE BFB Scaffolding Queensland Senior and Junior Long Track Dirt Championships raced into Dray’s Park for an epic weekend of racing.
More than 300 competitors from across the state travelled for the three-day event with local riders stamping themselves as quality opponents.
This was the first time the Whitsunday Dirt Riders hosted a double state champion- ships, having previously held a single dirt track championship in 2011.
Whitsunday Dirt Riders’ secretary Lynda Penhallurick said Dray’s Park continues to prove itself as an excellent track for major state events.
“Everything worked out well, we had our volunteers sweeping starting points and water trucks dampening grounds to ensure all riders had the best racing condi- tions. Riders said the track was great and I think we’ll definitely be hosting more championships, more frequently in the future,” she said.
Ms Penhallurick said the sportsmanship and support shown by riders and volunteers within the Whitusnday team put the club a milestone above the rest.
“To all the volunteers on the day flaggies, canteen helpers, finisher, starter, 5/10, grid marshal, flag marshal, score tower volunteers, commentator and friends we can't thank you enough and of course our sponsors who made this possible,” she said.
The Whitsunday Dirt Riders will now be training for the North Brisbane Cup in December
The Whitsunday Dirt Riders are always seeking volunteers for those who are interested in the sport to assist with the co-ordination of race meets and managing the club’s facilities.
For more information visit www.whitsundaydirtriders.com/ or find the Whitsunday Dirt Riders Club on Facebook.
SHOW STOPPER: Dirt rider Mitch Walker from Mackay wheelies past crowds at the Queensland Senior and Junior Long Track and Dirt Track Championships on Sunday at Dray Park.
NEED FOR SPEED: Local dirt rider Hunter Penhallurick takes the lead in the 85cc 4 / Modified 7-U10yrs long track race on Sunday. Photo by AllOver Photography.