Su­per­cross ac­tion ear­lier

Shuf­fle fits Aussie date

South Waikato News - - NEWS - By MATHEW GROCOTT

Su­per­cross ac­tion in Toko­roa this sum­mer will be held in De­cem­ber, not Jan­uary.

The an­nual day of rac­ing at the South Waikato Mo­tor­cy­cle Club’s Am­is­field track will be held on De­cem­ber 11.

Club su­per­cross co­or­di­na­tor Steve Holden said the event had been held in early Jan­uary for the past 23 years.

The change of dates came af­ter the tim­ing of the na­tional su­per­cross cham­pi­onship was brought for­ward to co­in­cide with rounds of the Aus­tralian cham­pi­onship sched­uled for New Zealand in Novem­ber. The Toko­roa round will be the first event in the na­tional se­ries.

Mr Holden said the change in dates would also hope­fully see more spec­ta­tors at the event as the club felt many Toko­roa res­i­dents were on hol­i­day in Jan­uary.

He ex­pects the event to draw the best com­peti­tors from around the coun­try.

For­mer world mo­tocross cham­pion Ben Town­ley has con­firmed he will com­pete, as will Kayne La­mont, Man­gakino’s win­ner of mul­ti­ple na­tional mo­tocross ti­tles.

The Minicross Un­der Lights event, tra­di­tion­ally held the day be­fore the su­per­cross event, is now ex­pected to be held in De­cem­ber too.

Mr Holden is keen to hear from any­one in­ter­ested in sup­port­ing the su­per­cross event.

Photo: NEL­SON MAIL FILE

COM­ING BACK: For­mer mo­tocross world cham­pion Ben Town­ley has con­firmed he’ll be rac­ing in Toko­roa again this sum­mer.

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