A wet and stormy morning greeted minikhana competitors for the penultimate round of the Minikhana Interclub Series when the Junior Trials club run their round of the interclub series on Sunday August 23rd.
Overnight rain and light showers on the morning of the event made the complex and event areas testing for all riders. Slippery mud made it difficult to maintain traction and worse, affected braking distances. If you were first into an event area, rest assured everyone else was watching to gauge what the conditions would be like.
Nine Hornsby riders represented the club on the day with some pleasing results attained over the six events held. Members who managed to get on the podium for the day were:
1st 50cc A Grade: Will #693
2nd JBW A Grade: Matt #262
With a small amount of riders but some good podium places, that placed Hornsby in equal 3rd for the day overall.
The final round of the NSW Minikhana Regional Championship will be held at the Sutherland Minibike PCYC Club in Lucas Heights on Sunday 13th Sept. Entries are now open and the supplementary regulations are available on our website through the links page here. This is a great event and is always well run. Please enter soon as this will be the last interclub meet before the State Minikhana Titles to be held in October on the weekend of the 24th and 25th.
Perfect Central Coast weather conditions greeted riders, parents, marshals and officials for the third and final round of the MX Tri-Series between the Junior Trials, Ku-Ring-Gai and Hornsby clubs on Sunday 16th August.
The JT club had gone to an enormous amount of effort to prepare both the small and large Minicross tracks adding some new features testing the riders skills throughout the day. Hornsby would like to say a very big thank you to JT for always putting on a great day and for the effort that all their members have put into their tracks and grounds.
After riders briefing and practice/sighting laps were done, competition proper got underway with the large track getting through 4 races and the small track getting through 8. Hornsby was represented through all classes other than the nipper/demo class and most riders had at least one win for the day.
Consistency paid the dividends at the end of the day and riders who had competed at all three rounds were rewarded for their good riding. Notably were Ben #580 who made 3rd spot on the podium for 50cc A grade and Levi #223 who made 2nd spot on the podium for 65cc C Grade.
Well done to those riders and all the other Hornsby members who supported the series. Check out all the action in our gallery here.
Next weekend will see the JT club run their round of the Minikhana Interclub Series, the penultimate round for 2015, Sun 23rd August. Entries have opened and will close at Midnight 21st August. Don't miss your chance to enter here.
We look forward to seeing lots of members there supporting the series and our club, GO HORNSBY!!!!
Sunday 9th August saw yet another perfect winters day of riding at the club grounds with blue skies and 24 eager riders ready to take advantage of the perfect conditions.
After sign on and riders briefing, the roped events got underway with riders completing Footing & Non Footing clover, Acceler8, Orange, Bending & Ring return all before lunch.
The afternoon kicked off with riders briefing and Minicross got underway. With the track in great condition, it didn't take long for the dust to kick up with some fantastic racing through all the classes. In total 7 events were completed for the day and the results were as follows:
Nippers: Lincoln, Ashlyn,Charlie & Ryan
1st 50cc Auto: Will #693
1st Miniwheels: Mateo #31
1st 65cc: Brad #444
1st 85cc SW: Josh #66
1st 85cc BW: Matt #262
Congratulations to all riders, club officials and marshals that helped make the day possible. The next round of the club championship will be Sun 20th September but make sure to check out the calendar for upcoming events such as Round 3 of the Hornsby/KMW and JT MX day and also upcoming Regional events.
With a beautifully prepared track, riders and parents gathered on Sunday for the keenly awaited Enduro Day at the Hornsby Club grounds. The day kicked off with riders briefing and then some sighting laps.
Riders had the choice of a 2km loop which also had a cut off section for nippers. The track mainly consisted of single track that linked up with sections of the MX track. This provided a variety of terrain and obstacles for the riders to negotiate and practice their enduro skills. Plenty of fun had by all including the sweep riders.
Thankyou to all who made this great day possible including the marshals, parents, officials and thankyou to members who attended the working bee to set up the course with bunting and prepare the grounds for the day.
Everyone knows that Motorcycling is Dangerous. Every ride day during riders briefing, the Clerk of Course stands up in front of all riders and parents and talks about how "Motorcycling is Dangerous, you and your machine may get damaged or worse...", but does everyone understand the importance of this statement.
A number of Hornsby members have this year suffered broken bones during their various competitions and have subsequently had time off from riding whilst they go through the healing process. A local youth group has been studying the importance of youth safety in sports and wanted to share an article with us about bone fractures which you can view here. The article is very interesting and contains some great information about the different types of bone fractures and healing processes.
This is a timely reminder to encourage your riders to wear the appropriate armour at all times, even if your rider says "I'm only going slow" or "it's only minikhana". The link to this article is also on the links page available through the button "The Ouch Factor!".
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