Thrills, spills as QPYC hosts motocross series
On Saturday, the Queenstown Power and Yacht Club (QPYC) held its annual Opening of the Season event in which boats took to the water and a motocross series was hosted.
The day saw 38 motocross riders from Komani, Gqeberha and East London in action.
Member Ryan Hoffman said the event was part of the 10-race Wetherd Series, four of which are hosted in Komani.
“The numbers of riders are down but we are trying to bring the sport back to life and put Komani and the QPYC back on the map as a preferred venue.
“We would like to get back to the point where we can host regionals and national events in town again,” Hoffman said.
About 80 spectators enjoyed the action on display, and Hoffman said the club hoped to attract a bigger entry with more fans in future.
“The current economic times does affect our sport as it is costly to maintain the bikes and the travel costs and overnight accommodation also play a role.” The Komani riders also take part in the East London Border race and the Rover events in Gqeberha.
The final of the Wetherd Series is set to take place in Komani on November 26.
In the 50cc novice class, first place went to Komani’s Bradley McDonald, with second to Jack Stone and third to Rouke Walker, both from East London.
In the 50cc pro class, first spot went to Riley Geldenhuys, second to Aiden Fisher, and third to Quade Walker, all from East London.
First in the 65cc class was Connor Johnson, second was Ashton Rawlins, and third Connor Rawlins, all from East London.
In the C stream class, Komani’s Dylan Love came first, with East London’s Anton Bezuidenhout second, and Komani’s Jayden Holtzhauzen third.
In the B stream class, Komani’s Ian Wood came first
and Gqeberha’s Bradley Rehse second.
In the A stream class, first place went to Jono Webster.