Caitlin Wal­lace

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

More dirt will go fly­ing as Am­is­field Mo­tocross Park gets a $50,000 up­grade.

The South Waikato Mo­tor­cy­cle Club re­ceived the grant from the South Waikato District Coun­cil’s $5 mil­lion play fund.

The in­vest­ment was handed out in hopes that more people would utilise the park.

Not only has mo­tocross been recog­nised as a grow­ing sport, the Toko­roa club has proved it is one of the best.

The club en­tered a team into the an­nual Bat­tle of the Clubs event and came out first.

The six-rider team con­sisted of Dion Pi­card (MX1 class), Co­hen Chase (MX2), Nigel Gain­fort (vet­eran), Ben Broad ( ju­nior 250), Wy­att Chase (ju­nior 125) and Ol­lie Ayre (ju­nior 85cc).

Each con­tes­tant rode twice and the two worst re­sults were not counted to­wards the fi­nal tally.

And they were a whop­ping 29 points in front of sec­ond place win­ners the Taranaki Mo­tor­cy­cle Club.

The Taupo event acted as a fundraiser for the Kiwi team to the MXoN event in Latvia.

About $10,000 was raised.

Get set: An an­tic­i­pat­ing start had these rid­ers rear­ing to go when the gates were let down.

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