Sunday 14th May was the Blacktown Regional Minikhana which had been re-scheduled due to the heavy soaking of rain we had back in March. This time however the conditions were much more favourable and not unlike the Hornsby Regional there were a huge number of riders ready to test their skills once again. Approx 170 riders attended which is a huge effort by all especially since it was Mothers Day.
Hornsby had 17 riders competing on the day with 3 riders making it onto the podium:
50cc B Grade - 3rd Sean #27
85cc C Grade - 3rd Sam #279
JBW B Grade - 2nd Oli #628
Once again a big congratulations to those that made the podium and all those who attended as the competion is huge and also big congrats to all the Motomums out there that were able to attend.
Sunday 7th May saw the first round of the MX twin series between HJDBC and Mt Kuringai hosted by the Hornsby club. The Hornsby grounds were looking as good as ever thanks to the previous days working bee and also the track maintenance by Aron and his trusty bobcat. To top things off we had a sprinkle of rain the night before to help settle the dust atleast for the first part of the day.
After bbq breaky and riders briefing kids were ready and raring to go and enjoy some friendly rivalry out on the minicross track. The nippers got the day underway first as they tested the freshly groomed track, this was closely followed by the 50cc autos showing some great skill at the start line. Next up were the Mini-wheel racers with 5 keen competitors. Once again the largest group of the day, the 65cc's enjoyed the competitive nature of mini-cross but showed great companionship cheering each other on and sharing encouraging words on and off the track. The 85's concluded the event and as always put on a good show with their riding experience evident.
Each class squeezed 5 races in for the day stopping for another bbq at lunchtime (Thanks again to the chefs!).
With 3 lap heats and sandy conditions the racing was kept very close and a number of riders got caught out as the track conditions were constantly changing. All in all it was an action packed day and great entertainment for the spectators.
Hornsby riders were good enough to accumulate enough points to win outright on the day. Let’s see if we can keep the momentum going for Rnd 2 which is coming up later in September.
Presentations followed and the following Hornsby riders made it onto the podium:
Nippers: Sienna, Summer, Danny,
1st 50cc Auto – Beau #798
3rd 50cc Auto – Charlie #23
1st Miniwheels – Kai #04
2nd Miniwheels – Jacob #19
3rd Miniwheels – Lucy #34
1st 65cc - Noah #936
2nd 65cc – Jack #170
3rd 65cc – Ben #580
2nd 85cc SW – Liam #86
3rd 85cc SW – Sam #279
1st 85cc BW - Ella #855
2nd 85cc BW – Brad #25
3rd 85cc BW – Oliver #628
As always a day like this doesn't just happen. Lots of hard work from the Hornsby club committee members went into preparing the day and this was evident by the success of the day.
Also a special thanks to all our key officials on the day as well as all marshalls and parents for making the day a success. Details for our next event are Blacktown Regional Sunday 14th May…..Check Out the action pics HERE!
Hornsby hosted an amazing regional last weekend with 177 riders and 7 clubs represented. A huge thank you to the JT committee for the use of their track and for their time and efforts in ensuring the track was in great condition for our event. It was great that we could all share in the use of the new facilities.
It was the first time in a few years the Hornsby Regional was rain free. The weather conditions were perfect for all riders and spectators to enjoy. Many riders and their families camped at the grounds overnight to ensure they were ready for the early start on Sunday morning.
With 7 events planned for the day it was all systems go! Sign on, scrutineering and riders briefing were all completed by 9.30am and all riders eagerly entered the pit area to prepare for the events. Our largest group, the demo riders began practising their minikhana events before heading off into the endure area while other groups simultaneously battled it out to excel in their event titles including footing clover, accelerat8, ring return, orange, looping, bending and minicross.
The day was so well organised and all hands were on deck which meant smooth sailing for the morning. All riders stopped to refuel their bodies and were eager to get back on the track after lunch. Good sportsmanship was evident throughout the day as many riders were seen to encourage each other, even between clubs.
A 45 prize draw raffle was held throughout the day with the major prize, a BMX bike, being won at the end of the day. All events, raffle and presentation were complete by 4.30pm, a big achievement by all.
Overall the Hornsby Club finished equal 3rd. Congratulations to JT who once again finished in first place. Well done to these Hornsby riders that earned themselves a place on the podium:
50cc C Grade - Sean #27 3rd
MW C Grade - Kai # 1st
65cc A Grade - Will #693 2nd
65cc A Grade - Noah #936 1st
85cc C Grade - Liam #86 1st
BW C Grade - Ewan #220 2nd
BW B Grade - Will #48 2nd
It goes without saying that all committee members, officials, marshalls and other helpers need to be thanked. Without the dedication and input from all involved, our regional event would never be a success. Hornsby JDBC would also like to thank all of our sponsors for their ongoing and valuable support of the club.
The next event on our calendar is the Hornsby/ KMW Twin Series MX day which will be held at the Hornsby club grounds. Entries can be found on the home page...Go Hornsby!
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