With a clear but very chilly morning competitors were all geared up for round three of the 2015 Minikhana Regional Interclub series at Penrith Minibike Club last Sunday 29th May. Although it was a very cold start to the morning, by around 9 am conditions started to warm up and we were treated to near perfect riding weather for the rest of the day. The track was dry and competitors found the conditions slightly slippery however they enjoyed Penrith’s exclusive events; Acceler8 and Start and Park involving riders having to not only show their skills on the bike but having to race to the finish line on foot, not as easy as it looks in motorbike boots! The kids were also treated to some ‘half time entertainment’ watching the flat track riders whom were also hosting an event at the Nepean raceway.
Congratulations to all our riders especially the nippers that attended the day and got to experience the Penrith track for the first time.
At the end of the day, Hornsby congratulated the following riders for their podium positions:
50cc B Grade - 2nd Charlize #56
50cc A Grade - 2nd Ben #580
MW C Grade - 3rd Jack #7
65cc A Grade - 3rd Will #693
85cc SW B Grade - 3rd Will #48
JBW B Grade - 3rd Oli #628
Overall for the day Hornsby came 4th out of the seven clubs, which is a great effort with only a few riders attending the day. Hornsby would also like to thank all the members for their help in marshalling for the day and helping Penrith Club on their day which was conducted in lovely Autumn Weather.
The next Regional event is scheduled for June 19th which is the Ku-Ring-Gai Miniwheels Regional. This is a Trials event and is to be held at Junior Trials Gwandalan. Click here for more details.
Last Sunday 15th May saw some of our HJDBC members race in the first MX Tri-Series which was held at the Gwandalan track hosted by JT. It was a change for the Hornsby riders to see a dry track after a recent wet event at Gwandalan however they all appeared to enjoy the sunshine, riding well and enjoying some outstanding results on the day.
All the riders were a credit to the club both on and off the track. It was great to see them cheering each other on from the pits. We had 8 boys on the main track and Lucy, our only HJDBC representative on the mini track.
No final results for this event as there are obviously two rounds to go. Well done team
Hornsby would like to say thank you to JT for putting on another great days riding and for the effort that all their members have put into their tracks and grounds.
Next weekend will see the Penrith club run their round of the Minikhana Interclub Series, Sun 29th May. Entries have opened and will close at Midnight 25th
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Last weekend marked that time of year again when Hornsby hosted our regional Minikhana event. This event was held at the home of the JT club, Gwandalan. A huge thank you to the JT committee for their time and efforts in ensuring the track was in good condition for our event.
Some may remember the torrential weather during last year’s event. This year’s conditions looked as though they were going to be much better however at 6am on Sunday morning the heavens opened and once again during set up and sign on everyone was drenched. Fortunately as the morning progressed the rain eventually cleared and allowed all riders to participate and enjoy a great day of competition.
With 145 riders and 7 events planned for the day it was all systems go! After a wet but successful scrutineering and riders briefing, events got underway with some events a little slipperier than others. One of our largest groups, the 65cc C graders were first to head out on the Motocross track testing out the slippery conditions. Other groups simultaneously battled to take out their event titles in footing clover, accelerate and brake, ring return, slow, orange and bending.
With such smooth running of events by the committee members and marshalls on the day some groups completed all but 2 events by lunchtime. All riders stopped to refuel their bodies and were eager to get back on the track after lunch. Good sportsmanship was evident in the afternoon session when some groups finished earlier than others. These riders cheered on their other club mates as they finished their last few events for the day.
The day ended with fantastic prizes being drawn in the raffle and trophies presented.
Overall the Hornsby Club finished 3rd behind the Penrith club and congratulations to JT who finished in first place. Well done to these Hornsby riders that earned themselves a place on the podium:
50cc C Grade - Charlize O'Sullivan 1st
50cc B Grade - Jack Roberts 2nd
MW C Grade - Jack Radocay 3rd
65cc B Grade - Will Parker Doney 1st
65cc C Grade - Liam Collins 2nd
85cc C Grade - Will Downey 2nd
JBW B/C Grade - Oliver Philpott 3rd
A big pat on the back to all Hornsby riders for their outstanding achievement in muddy conditions. A very big thank you to all Hornsby members for your help and commitment in running another superb regional event. Without the dedication and input from all involved, our regional event would never be a success. Hornsby JDBC would like to thank all of our sponsors for their ongoing and valuable support of the club.
The next event on our calendar is round one of the Hornsby, KMW and JT Tri-Series MX which is to be held at the JT grounds again on the central coast on the 15th May. Consult the JT website here for more details.
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