VMX’s speedy start
VMX Whitsunday has entered the new year with its throttle pinned.
Bruce and Gloria Murray made club history recently when they were bestowed the first life membership the motocross club has awarded.
Michael and Simone Hale are enjoying an especially good start to 2016, with the pair set to travel to Phillip Island this weekend after taking out the VMX Whitsunday raffle.
They will get a first-hand look at some of the best in the world doing their thing in the road races.
Meanwhile, Kevin and John Pittman will be taking to their bikes for the club in the United States.
The brothers are finalising their arrangements to head to Texas for Diamond Don’s 14th Annual AHRMA Riverport National Vintage Motocross event.
Kevin is planning to take to the track on an RM250 Suzuki.
Last year’s Diamond Don Art Union winner, Duane Hutley of Townsville, rated the bike as the most powerful and best-handling 250 he’d ridden.
The club has also been given the green light by the big man himself, Diamond Don Rainey, to run Diamond Don No.7 this year.
In other news from the club, VMX Whitsunday recently held its annual general meeting, with a number of changes to the committee.
General secretary Karen Whitworth has stepped down due to work commitments and Tony and Debbie Bellert have stepped up to fill the role.
Competition secretary Bruce Murray decided not to run again this year, leaving the role to Kevin and Leanne Pittman.
Mr Murray will now take over the newly introduced role of membership secretary, assisted by Jacinta Smith.
President Ron Single, vice-president Ken Cullen and treasurer Mick Eyles retained their positions unopposed.