VMX’s speedy start

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

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.

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