Four-hour trek worth ef­fort for mo­tocross team

Matamata Chronicle - - Sport - By ABBY BROWN

The four-hour drive to Taranaki was worth it for Mata­mata Col­lege’s mo­tocross team, team cap­tain Dy­lan Ryan says. The team placed first over­all out of all the North Is­land schools at the North Is­land Sec­ondary School Mo­tocross Cham­pi­onships on May 23.

Ryan came first in the year 12 sec­tion; team-mate Tay­lor Nater came sec­ond in that sec­tion. The rest of team placed well. Carl Tiddy came fifth and Cameron Colville eighth in the year 13 sec­tion; Tyler Lang was ninth in the year 11 sec­tion.

Ryan said the con­di­tions were good but cold and only got bet­ter as the rac­ing went on with rain hold­ing off un­til rac­ing was done for the day.

‘‘The track got chal­leng­ing by the end of the day with large ruts and bumps form­ing.’’ He said the rac­ing was close and very in­tense in all classes, which were based on year level.

The team would like to thank every­body who helped them get their match­ing team shirts.

The event was orig­i­nally planned for May 16 but was post­poned be­cause of some less than de­sir­able weather.

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