Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October saw the running of the 2015 NSW Minikhana State Titles at the Ian Packer Junior Motorcycle Training Complex at Horsley Park.
Dry and Dusty Conditions greeted a committed 17 Hornsby Club members for two days as they competed in 11 events for the State Minikhana Title, the culmination of many riders efforts for the 2015 season.
Blacktown Minibike Club hosted the event and was able to get through the scheduled six events for Saturday relatively quickly, opening up the opportunity to push some of the classes through some extra events in order to have a more relaxed day two of competition. This meant some classes would ride a massive eight events on day one, with only three left for day two.
As with State Titles and all the points on offer, fortunes can change very quickly throughout the weekend and this became apparent towards the end of day two when the Junior Big Wheels A grade riders lined up for their last event, minicross. The first heat would see the three title contenders be matched up against each other with the winner being provided the opportunity to leap frog positions with a massive 17 points on offer in the final.
There was plenty of pressure on this first race and it showed with the lead rider going down on lap two of four. That left two Hornsby riders fighting it out for the heat win that would allow them to go into the final and knock the other out. That win went to Matt #262, who went on to claim the win in the final of the JBW A grade Minicross helping him move from 5th at the start of the day into 2nd overall.
After two days of riding and 11 events, Hornsby congratulated the following riders on their podium finishes and consequential titles:
State Champion and 1st Place 50cc A Grade: Will #693
3rd MW A Grade: Mateo #31
2nd 65cc C Grade: Levi #223
2nd 65cc B Grade: Nick #17
Runner up State Champion and 2nd JBW A Grade (provisional): Matt #262
State Champion and 1st Place JBW A Grade (provisional): Mat #259
These wonderful results elevated Hornsby into 3rd place overall behind Blacktown and Baulkham Hills clubs.
Well done to all our riders that competed on the weekend and all parents/officials that helped out, you are what makes this club a great club.
Good Luck to all members in the final round of the Club Championship this weekend 1st November.
Sunday 11th October was our second last club championship round for the year and after a slightly longer than usual break between rounds meant that riders were eager to make the most of the perfect weather conditions and battle it out on the track!
With a total of 8 events planned for the day, Ring bending, Ring return, Orange, Looping, Accelerate & brake, Footing clover, Non footing clover and Minicross the club grounds were about to get a serious work out!
Once scrutineering and riders briefing were completed, riding got underway and with such a busy morning planned riders soon began to settle into a good rhythm and most of the roped events were completed before lunch. This freed up enough time for some sighting laps of the minicross track and even a couple of races ahead of schedule.
After a well earn't break with a BBQ lunch and cool drinks on offer, the riders kicked into gear again for the final part of the afternoon with Minicross and there was some great battles between riders through all classes!
Well done to all who attended and helped make an enjoyable day! Good luck to any riders competing in the State Titles on the 24th & 25th October and we look forward to seeing you here at out final Club championship Round 8 on 1st November.
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