First Motorbike: Yamaha PeeWee 50
Current Bike: KTM 65 SX
If you could have any car or bike: KTM 450
When did you start riding a motorbike: When I was 4
First race: Sutherland Regional 2017, the day after I turned 7 and was able to go to 50cc
Biggest crash: Sutherland Regional 2019, at the start of the Minicross race
Favourite food: Pasta
Favourite snack: Cucumber
3 fav things: soccer, dirt bike riding and mountain bike riding
Favourite Drink: Coke
3 fav minikhana events: orange, slow and footed clover
Hobbies: soccer, dirt bike riding and mountain bike riding
What do you want to be when you grow up: A soccer player
Who do you admire: Siblings
What are you most proud of: My dirt bike riding
Favourite holiday place: Shoalhaven
What scares you: The dark & spiders
Fav sports person: Pele
Favourite movie or t v show: The Incredibles 1 and 2
What do you like best about motorbike riding: racing
Fav track: Louee
If you could change one thing in the world what would it be: NO HOMEWORK!
The calm before the storm! A record was set today as 47 (the most riders ever in one day) attended Round 4 of Series 2 to complete the competition rounds for 2019. The afternoon storm predicted kept away until after all the riding was done but created a very hot and steamy day for the events.
The day began with the Annual General Meeting when the 2019 committee was dissolved, and the 2020 committee was voted in. Congratulations to all outgoing, continuing and new committee members. A special mention to the Brandes, Pezzuto and Johnson families who were recognized as life members for their outstanding contributions to the club over many years.
The events run for the day to complete the series were; orange, looping, slow, ring return, accelerate and brake, footed clover and minicross. Every event was dry and dusty with the minicross after lunch particularly hard to navigate with the amount of dust created. Of course our skilled riders didn't skip a beat and “got on with the show” putting on a great day of riding and socializing.
During the morning AGM some of the club achievements for 2019 were presented, there were many. The most significant was probably the number of riders who have joined the club this year. Hornsby have a knack for welcoming new families and all riders were acknowledged for the amount they have improved throughout the year.
Congratulations to all riders, parents, grandparents and friends who make our club a fabulous one. You can check out some of the action shots here.
Results for the day were:
50cc - 1st #32
MW - 1st #17
65cc - 1st #150
85cc - 1st #61
JBW - 1st #04
A full list of the days results can be found here.
Our final event for 2019 season is coming up on the weekend of 22nd - 24th Nov and it will be held at Louee MX & Enduro complex. We will also be holding our presentation on the Sat night. Hope to see a great turn out again this year to help celebrate what a great year 2019 has been for our club! Go Hornsby!!!!!
The heat was on for the Minikhana State Cup on Saturday the 19th and Sunday 20th October. As representatives from Penrith, JT, Baulkham Hills, Sutherland, Blacktown and Hornsby came together, the friendly rivalry between the clubs began.
It was Hornsby's turn to run the event this year and what an amazing job the committee did. With all hands on deck the two days ran smoothly, like a well-oiled machine. A huge thanks to Penrith Miniclub for allowing Hornsby to use their track for the event.
The conditions were hot and dry this year which made some events quite slippery, just to add an extra challenge in! Riders competed in 6 events each day which covered all the Minikhana events and giving the riders an opportunity to do Minicross both days. Our demo riders had lots of opportunity to ride with some event areas set up especially for them and the small Minicross made available for them after lunch. Our 65cc and Miniwheel classes were all big, competitive groups as were our 85cc SW & BW classes.
The usual riders briefing, scrutineering and sign-on got underway each morning (not to mention the essential coffee) but the big attraction this year was the raffle of a Kawasaki KLX 110 motorbike as the major prize. Everyone had their “eyes on the prize.” Well done to the lucky Blacktown rider who won this at the end of the Sunday, as well as all the other prize winners. HJDBC appreciates the support of all who took their chance at a win and bought tickets over the weekend.
As usual the last event of the weekend was the 85cc BW Minicross providing entertainment and inspiration for all the younger riders and parents and for the many marshals who had been busy all weekend. The riders showed great skill and sportsmanship as they negotiated the dry track and the extra numbers on the start line!
A highlight for the Hornsby club at the end of Sunday’s competition was the announcement that they were the overall winners of the 2019 Interclub series finishing on the top step 2 years in a row!
In total Hornsby had 45 riders attend the day which was a great turn out for such a small club.
Congratulations to all the riders for attending and well done to the riders making the podium.
Hornsby riders competed well all weekend with the following riders taking out a podium places. Congratulations to:
JBW A grade - Kye #04 - 2nd
85 C grade - Jett #37 - 1st
85 B grade - Samual #106 - 2nd
65 A grade - Beau #98 - 3rd
65 C grade - Justin #415 - 2nd
65 C grade - Joshua #116 - 3rd
MW A grade - Chad #17 - 1st
MW C grade - Lorenzo #611 - 3rd
And also a big congrats to our state title winners:
JBW A grade - Declan #91 - 1st
65cc A Grade - Sam #150 - 2nd
65cc A Grade - Beau #98 - 3rd
MW A Grade - Chad #17 - 2nd
This event was a huge weekend for our club and one that our committee and all it's members can be proud of. A huge thanks to all involved, but especially to our riders for their support of each other and to the parents & families that help get the kids to the competition week in and week out, you are what makes this club a great club.
Also a big thankyou to Steve Jackson our unofficial Hornsby photographer. Steve was out amongst all the action on both days taking some amazing photos all of which can be seen here:
Rider Number: #42
First Motorbike: Piwi 50
Current Bike: TTR50
If you could have any car or bike...Mustang
When did you first start riding a motorbike..1 year ago
Biggest crash...HJDBC Minicross
Favourite snack food..Tiny Teddies
3 favourite things..Motorbike, World Cup ball and Garlic
3 favourite minikhana events.slow, minicross and ring return
Hobbies..riding my bike, building slot car tracks, lego
What do you want to be when you grow up..electrician
Who do you admire..Dad
What are you most proud of..I have a motorbike
Favourite holiday place..Anna Bay
What scares you..scary movies
Fav sports person..Modric
Favourite movie or t v show...Alvin and The Chipmunks and Bluey
What do you like best about motorbike riding..getting to ride
If you could change one thing in the world what would it be..change the bush in my backyard to a Motorcross track
Sunday 22nd September saw 39 Hornsby riders meet for Round 3 of Series 2 which was the second last opportunity to add points to their Series 2 total for the year. Just a week after the Sutherland regional boys and girls were keen to get on the home track for more riding, racing and friendly rivalry.
5 x Nippers practiced their skills
4 x 50cc riders competed in all events as heat finals
8 x 65cc kids battled out each event sharing placings each time, keeping everyone in suspense to the final day’s outcome
7 x Mini-wheel participants balanced their way through all events
7 x 85 competitors raced until their hearts were content putting in 100% all day
7 x JBW young men and 1 young lady strived to do their best both on and off the track.
Today’s events included: footed clover, bending, orange, ring return, slow, looping and mini-cross.
As the weather is increasing, so is the number of sand flies so the insect spray was put to good use! The track was in good condition after a bit of rain with some parts of the track being widened to cater for the larger number of bikes on the start grid.
The level of riding improves week in, week out. Well done to all the kids and adults involved. A great day was had by all.
The podiums for the day were:
1st - #32 2nd - #25 3rd - #5
1st - #45 2nd - #17 3rd - #8
1st - #150 2nd - #62 3rd - #751
1st - #11 2nd - #61 3rd - #106
1st - #91 2nd - #255 3rd - #191
There is one more practice day at home (13th October) before the big end of year grand finale, Minikhana State Cup to be hosted by HJDBC at the Penrith track 19th and 20th of October.
First Motorbike: Honda XR 80
Current Bike: Honda CR 80
If you could have any car or bike: Toyota LandCruiser
When did you start riding a motorbike: 8 years of age
First race: Today JT Enduro
Biggest crash: In Golburn...major hospital injury
Favourite food: Sushi
Favourite snack: Frost Fruits
3 fav things: Motorbikes, Mountain bikes and friends
Favourite Drink: Gatorade
3 fav minikhana events: Clover, Accelr8, Slow
Hobbies: Mountain bike riding
What do you want to be when you grow up: Bike mechanic
Who do you admire: My brother
What are you most proud of: My family treating me well
Favourite holiday place: Pilliga
What scares you: The dark
Fav sports person: Jonathon Thurston
Favourite movie or t v show: Red Dog
What do you like best about motorbike riding: Having fun
Fav track: Louee
If you could change one thing in the world what would it be: Mucking up more
“Happy Birthday Mr President”
Where else would our club president be on his birthday? Sunny Sutherland was definitely the place to be last Sunday for the last Minikhana Interclub before the State Titles. 30 Hornsby riders joined their friendly rivals from the other Sydney clubs to see who had the will and the skill to win each event on the day.
The six events run on the day were Acceler8, footed clover, ring return, orange, bending and minicross.
The temperature was hot both on and off the track as riders attempted each event with eagerness and drive. Competition was close and the Hornsby support was evident as riders and their families enjoyed yet another day of fun and friendship.
Congratulations to all riders that attended the day and well done to our podium winners which included:
50cc A grade - #5 Jamie - 2nd
50cc B grade - #25 Tyla - 3rd
MW A Grade - #17 Chad - 1st
MW A Grade - #45 Joel - 2nd
65cc A Grade - #150 Sam - 1st
85cc C Grade - #94 Dylan - 2nd
JBW B Grade - #414 Luke - 3rd
JBW C Grade - #167 Jackson - 1st
JBW C Grade - #271 Jamie - 3rd
A full list of the scores will be posted to the website soon.
Thanks to the Sutherland club for hosting yet another great regional event & also a big thanks to all volunteers, marshals & officials to help make this day possible.
First Motorbike: Yamaha PW50
Current Bike: KTM 65 SX
If you could have any car or bike: Porsche
When did you start riding a motorbike: Not long after my brother
First race: HJDBC March 2015
Biggest crash: Table Top jump at Junior Trials
Favourite food: Pasta
Favourite snack: Hot chips
3 fav things: Dirt Bike Riding, Bush walking, Soccer
Favourite Drink: Water
3 fav minikhana events: Orange, Mini Cross & Ring Return
Hobbies: Reading, Drawing & riding push bike
What do you want to be when you grow up: I want to be happy
Who do you admire: Mum & Dad
What are you most proud of: My Dirtbike riding & being school captain
Favourite holiday place: QLD & Shoalhaven
What scares you: Tuna
Fav sports person: Ricky Carmichael
Favourite movie or t v show: The Hunger Games
What do you like best about motorbike riding: Everything
Fav track: All tracks at Louee
If you could change one thing in the world what would it be: Kids could ride their motorbikes on the streets
First Motorbike: Yamaha TTR 90
Current Bike: Yamaha TTR 90
If you could have any car or bike: KTM 65 SX
First race: Hornsby Interclub 2019
Biggest crash: Hornsby Series 2 Rnd 1 falling off at Ring Return I hurt my wrist
Favourite food: Donuts
3 fav things: 1 dance, 2 dirt bikes 3 netball
Favourite Drink: Hot chocolate with marshmallows that my dad makes me
3 fav minikhana events: Orange, Figure 8, Ring Return
Hobbies: Performing Arts
What do you want to be when you grow up: A professional performer dancer, singer, actor
Who do you admire: Deborah Krizak, she’s everything in a performer that I want to be.
What are you most proud of: Placing first in my first solo dance competition
Favourite holiday place: Gold Coast
What scares you: Spiders
Fav sports person: Maddie Proud - Centre of Swifts Netball Team
Favourite movie or t v show: Full House / Fuller House
What do you like best about motorbike riding: that you can ride fast with out getting in trouble from my parents
Fav track: Louee
If you could change one thing in the world what would it be: Stop climate change and global warming and for everywhere to have world peace
Pleasant, peaceful Penrith was populated with patient, playful people last Sunday the 18th August. The Sydney Minikhana clubs came together, once again this calendar year to compete rider to rider, club to club at the Penrith Interclub.
The day was forecast to be warm and sunny however the morning chill was evident as bikes were unloaded from trailers and pushed down the narrow car park to warm up for the day. Red Frogs were handed out at sign on which kept all the kids (and parents) going for the day.
Riders gathered in the pits and awaited their event area designations. This is always a good opportunity to socialize with friends and meet new ones.
Events competed in across the day included; accelerate & brake, slow, bending, orange, minicross, ring return and footed clover. Riders competed within their grade with some riders competing in a new grade after placing at the last interclub.
Hornsby were well represented and as always “had each other's backs” by supporting one another both on and off the track. A full list of the points can be found here.
Podium places for Hornsby included:
50cc B Grade - #32 Sienna - 2nd
MW A Grade - #17 Chad - 1st
MW B Grade - #45 Joel - 1st
65cc A Grade - #150 Sam - 2nd
65cc B Grade - #751 Jordan - 3rd
65cc C Grade - #23 Charlie - 2nd
85cc C Grade - #125 Nicholas - 1st.
85cc C Grade - #106 Sam - 2nd
JBW A Grade - #91 Declan - 2nd
JBW A Grade - #04 Kye - 3rd
JBW B Grade - #255 Max - 1st
JBW C Grade - #414 Luke - 1st
JBW C Grade - #167 Jackson - 3rd
Thankyou to the Penrith club for hosting yet another great event and thanks to all the parents, marshals, officials & volunteers to help make this day possible.
Big thanks to our photographer Steve for another great selection of pics from the day which can be found here.
We have Race Pace coaching coming to the club on Saturday 31st August. Head coach Michel Constantinou has been coming to the club for a number of years now and his coaching classes are not to be missed. Please contact Race Pace direct to book your spot or Click here.
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