Who likes playing Stuck in the Mud? On Sunday 16th June Blacktown Minibike club hosted Rnd 3 of the Minikhana Interclub Series. The day began with rain, finished with rain and had rain in the middle! This meant it was going to be very trying and slippery conditions for all riders which was a real change from the Baulkham Hills regional at the same location two weeks ago when racing had to stop in order to wet the track down. Our Hornsby riders excelled with 16 podiums for the day and over 38 riders participating.
As always, an early start to the day was required with gates opening at Horsley park at 6.30am. The umbrellas, gum boots and jackets came out and the coffee line was long! Approx 190 riders from 6 different clubs prepared themselves to compete in 6 events, some for the first time and others more experienced. Some riders moved up to a new class after winning their Interclub last round, others just trying to complete their events without black flagging for the day.
The events included; ring return, orange, bending, minicross, accelr8 and footed clover. Two of these events were modified due to the slippery conditions and for the safety of the riders.
The main challenge of the day, besides staying on the bike was for the riders to get in front of their opponents, otherwise they were at risk of being roosted and not being able to see out of their goggles.
Our nippers participated non competitively in all events including having the afternoon on the small mincross track.
A full list of the scores will be available on the website soon. The podiums for the day included:
50cc B Grade - #5 Jamie - 3rd
50cc C Grade - #32 - 1st
MW A Grade - #207 Tia - 1st
MW A Grade - #230 Andy - 3rd
MW B Grade - #17 Chad - 1st
MW B Grade - #45 Joel - 3rd
65cc A Grade - #98 Beau - 1st
65cc A Grade - #150 Sam - 3rd
65cc B Grade - #44 Danny - 1st
65cc B Grade - #61 Lincoln - 2nd
65cc B Grade - #34 Lucy - 3rd
85cc B Grade - #11 Nathan - 2nd
85cc C Grade - #158 Jacob - 1st
JBW A Grade - #91 Declan - 1st
JBW B Grade - #191 Amy - 3rd
JBW C Grade - #271 Jamie - 3rd
Once again our volunteer photographer Steve Jackson was out and about taking some awesome shots of the day. You can see some of the action here. Thanks Steve!
Marshals & Officials certainly earned their hot shower at the end of this day! As always a huge thank you to everyone that helped make this day possible.
Our next event is Rnd 1 of Series 2 at HJDBC. There will be a BBQ breakfast & lunch available at the club. Gates open at 8.00am
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