Today was no ordinary practice day at the Hornsby Junior Dirtbike Club as we were treated to a very special guest appearance by Jesse Madden & Kane Fischer from KSF ECSTAR SUZUKI Racing Team.
Both Riders took time out of their busy schedule to chat with our members and give them an insight as to what it’s like to be riding at the top level in our sport.
The kids were also lucky enough to complete a few practice laps around the minicross track with the Suzuki riders as both Jesse & Kane took turns at leading the groups out on a specially prepared Suzuki RMZ 250 practice bike.
After the practice session was finished we were all treated to some ‘Hot Laps’ as both riders proceeded to ‘shred’ the minicross track in an effort to ‘out do’ each other on the stopwatch. Our members were in awe as they witness some amazing riding skills by both riders.
The fun didn’t stop there, it was now time for some of our Hornsby riders to go head to head with the Suzuki boys in a demonstration of ‘Ring Return and Orange’...we had some very close heats but in the end it was all good fun and you can check out some of the pics & video’s from the day here.
A very big thankyou goes out to Scott who is the team owner and the boys Jesse & Kane for coming out and treating us to a day our members we will never forget and hopefully we can get you guys to visit our club again in the future.
Go KSF! & Go Hornsby!
“Isn't it a lovely sunny day for the Hornsby Regional” said no one ever!
On Sunday 29th May the heavens opened up once again for the Hornsby Interclub which was held as usual at the JT club at Gwandalan.
Over 180 riders braved the muddy conditions to compete in the planned events for the day. With an early start, bikes were scrutineered, riders were signed on and goggles were wiped (and wiped and wiped)!
After riders briefing the eager riders were led to their event areas and began to negotiate the slippery conditions. There were some close heats and in most classes with only winners going through to the semis and finals riders had to be at their best! Events included, looping, orange, slow, ring return, non-footing clover, accler8 and mini cross.
65cc ‘C’ grade had the largest group with 27 riders and the smallest group was 50cc A grade & 85cc A grade with both only having 4 riders
The nippers were well catered for during the first half of the day as they were able to enjoy a combination of enduro and minikhana events as they split into 2 main groups. The enduro track consisted of a specially marked 1 way loop that had a range of obstacles which were challenging and fun for most riders. They also were given use of an entire event area to practise their skills around the witch hats. After lunch they were also treated to exclusive use of the small minicross which allowed them to fill their appetites for some motocross. I think it was safe to say that the nippers had a pretty big day!
The raffle was drawn throughout the day with the largest prizes being drawn at the end of the day and keeping everyone in suspense. Thanks again to all our sponsors as this day would not be possible without your help.
Congratulations to the podium winners for the day and to all riders. Also Congratulations to Hornsby for coming 3rd out of the 7 clubs. For the full list of results click here.
The Hornsby winners are:
Charlie #23 - 1st 50cc - B Grade
Nathan #11 - 1st Miniwheels - C Grade
Jacob #19 - 3rd Miniwheels - C Grade
Jordan #751 - 1st Miniwheels - B Grade
Keenan #602 - 2nd 85cc SW - C Grade
Byron # 61 - 3rd 85cc SW - C Grade
Max #255 - 1st JBW - C Grade
Dom #224 - 3rd JBW - C Grade
A huge effort was put in by our small club. It was a great team effort from the entire committee and members to organize the day! Also, thanks to JT members for helping set up on the Saturday and for also allowing us to ride at their fantastic club.
Parents were rewarded with some amazing washing at the end of the day!
Check out some cool action shots here courtesy of Julianne at Totem Design who was also one of our trophy sponsors.
We have an exciting motocross practice day coming up this Sunday 6th May as we will have a visit by 2 of the ‘Ecstar’ Suzuki Team riders Jesse Madden and Kane Fischer. Make sure you come along to the club as it’s shaping up to be a day to remember. See you there Go Hornsby!
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