Last weekend marked that time of year again when Hornsby hosted our regional Minikhana event. This event was held at the home of the JT club, Gwandalan. A huge thank you to the JT committee for their time and efforts in ensuring the track was in good condition for our event.
Some may remember the torrential weather during last year’s event. This year’s conditions looked as though they were going to be much better however at 6am on Sunday morning the heavens opened and once again during set up and sign on everyone was drenched. Fortunately as the morning progressed the rain eventually cleared and allowed all riders to participate and enjoy a great day of competition.
With 145 riders and 7 events planned for the day it was all systems go! After a wet but successful scrutineering and riders briefing, events got underway with some events a little slipperier than others. One of our largest groups, the 65cc C graders were first to head out on the Motocross track testing out the slippery conditions. Other groups simultaneously battled to take out their event titles in footing clover, accelerate and brake, ring return, slow, orange and bending.
With such smooth running of events by the committee members and marshalls on the day some groups completed all but 2 events by lunchtime. All riders stopped to refuel their bodies and were eager to get back on the track after lunch. Good sportsmanship was evident in the afternoon session when some groups finished earlier than others. These riders cheered on their other club mates as they finished their last few events for the day.
The day ended with fantastic prizes being drawn in the raffle and trophies presented.
Overall the Hornsby Club finished 3rd behind the Penrith club and congratulations to JT who finished in first place. Well done to these Hornsby riders that earned themselves a place on the podium:
50cc C Grade - Charlize O'Sullivan 1st
50cc B Grade - Jack Roberts 2nd
MW C Grade - Jack Radocay 3rd
65cc B Grade - Will Parker Doney 1st
65cc C Grade - Liam Collins 2nd
85cc C Grade - Will Downey 2nd
JBW B/C Grade - Oliver Philpott 3rd
A big pat on the back to all Hornsby riders for their outstanding achievement in muddy conditions. A very big thank you to all Hornsby members for your help and commitment in running another superb regional event. Without the dedication and input from all involved, our regional event would never be a success. Hornsby JDBC would like to thank all of our sponsors for their ongoing and valuable support of the club.
The next event on our calendar is round one of the Hornsby, KMW and JT Tri-Series MX which is to be held at the JT grounds again on the central coast on the 15th May. Consult the JT website here for more details.
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