“Happy Birthday Mr President”
Where else would our club president be on his birthday? Sunny Sutherland was definitely the place to be last Sunday for the last Minikhana Interclub before the State Titles. 30 Hornsby riders joined their friendly rivals from the other Sydney clubs to see who had the will and the skill to win each event on the day.
The six events run on the day were Acceler8, footed clover, ring return, orange, bending and minicross.
The temperature was hot both on and off the track as riders attempted each event with eagerness and drive. Competition was close and the Hornsby support was evident as riders and their families enjoyed yet another day of fun and friendship.
Congratulations to all riders that attended the day and well done to our podium winners which included:
50cc A grade - #5 Jamie - 2nd
50cc B grade - #25 Tyla - 3rd
MW A Grade - #17 Chad - 1st
MW A Grade - #45 Joel - 2nd
65cc A Grade - #150 Sam - 1st
85cc C Grade - #94 Dylan - 2nd
JBW B Grade - #414 Luke - 3rd
JBW C Grade - #167 Jackson - 1st
JBW C Grade - #271 Jamie - 3rd
A full list of the scores will be posted to the website soon.
Thanks to the Sutherland club for hosting yet another great regional event & also a big thanks to all volunteers, marshals & officials to help make this day possible.
First Motorbike: Yamaha PW50
Current Bike: KTM 65 SX
If you could have any car or bike: Porsche
When did you start riding a motorbike: Not long after my brother
First race: HJDBC March 2015
Biggest crash: Table Top jump at Junior Trials
Favourite food: Pasta
Favourite snack: Hot chips
3 fav things: Dirt Bike Riding, Bush walking, Soccer
Favourite Drink: Water
3 fav minikhana events: Orange, Mini Cross & Ring Return
Hobbies: Reading, Drawing & riding push bike
What do you want to be when you grow up: I want to be happy
Who do you admire: Mum & Dad
What are you most proud of: My Dirtbike riding & being school captain
Favourite holiday place: QLD & Shoalhaven
What scares you: Tuna
Fav sports person: Ricky Carmichael
Favourite movie or t v show: The Hunger Games
What do you like best about motorbike riding: Everything
Fav track: All tracks at Louee
If you could change one thing in the world what would it be: Kids could ride their motorbikes on the streets
First Motorbike: Yamaha TTR 90
Current Bike: Yamaha TTR 90
If you could have any car or bike: KTM 65 SX
First race: Hornsby Interclub 2019
Biggest crash: Hornsby Series 2 Rnd 1 falling off at Ring Return I hurt my wrist
Favourite food: Donuts
3 fav things: 1 dance, 2 dirt bikes 3 netball
Favourite Drink: Hot chocolate with marshmallows that my dad makes me
3 fav minikhana events: Orange, Figure 8, Ring Return
Hobbies: Performing Arts
What do you want to be when you grow up: A professional performer dancer, singer, actor
Who do you admire: Deborah Krizak, she’s everything in a performer that I want to be.
What are you most proud of: Placing first in my first solo dance competition
Favourite holiday place: Gold Coast
What scares you: Spiders
Fav sports person: Maddie Proud - Centre of Swifts Netball Team
Favourite movie or t v show: Full House / Fuller House
What do you like best about motorbike riding: that you can ride fast with out getting in trouble from my parents
Fav track: Louee
If you could change one thing in the world what would it be: Stop climate change and global warming and for everywhere to have world peace
Pleasant, peaceful Penrith was populated with patient, playful people last Sunday the 18th August. The Sydney Minikhana clubs came together, once again this calendar year to compete rider to rider, club to club at the Penrith Interclub.
The day was forecast to be warm and sunny however the morning chill was evident as bikes were unloaded from trailers and pushed down the narrow car park to warm up for the day. Red Frogs were handed out at sign on which kept all the kids (and parents) going for the day.
Riders gathered in the pits and awaited their event area designations. This is always a good opportunity to socialize with friends and meet new ones.
Events competed in across the day included; accelerate & brake, slow, bending, orange, minicross, ring return and footed clover. Riders competed within their grade with some riders competing in a new grade after placing at the last interclub.
Hornsby were well represented and as always “had each other's backs” by supporting one another both on and off the track. A full list of the points can be found here.
Podium places for Hornsby included:
50cc B Grade - #32 Sienna - 2nd
MW A Grade - #17 Chad - 1st
MW B Grade - #45 Joel - 1st
65cc A Grade - #150 Sam - 2nd
65cc B Grade - #751 Jordan - 3rd
65cc C Grade - #23 Charlie - 2nd
85cc C Grade - #125 Nicholas - 1st.
85cc C Grade - #106 Sam - 2nd
JBW A Grade - #91 Declan - 2nd
JBW A Grade - #04 Kye - 3rd
JBW B Grade - #255 Max - 1st
JBW C Grade - #414 Luke - 1st
JBW C Grade - #167 Jackson - 3rd
Thankyou to the Penrith club for hosting yet another great event and thanks to all the parents, marshals, officials & volunteers to help make this day possible.
Big thanks to our photographer Steve for another great selection of pics from the day which can be found here.
We have Race Pace coaching coming to the club on Saturday 31st August. Head coach Michel Constantinou has been coming to the club for a number of years now and his coaching classes are not to be missed. Please contact Race Pace direct to book your spot or Click here.
On Sunday 43 riders and their families braved the cold August winds and attended Series 2, Round 2 at HJDBC. There were plenty of jackets, beanies and gloves to keep everyone warm enough to get through the day and lots of volunteers to cook the BBQ, the warmest place at the track!
The morning began with some warm up activities and stretches for the riders. This was followed by; orange, slow, bending, ring return, looping, accelerate and brake and footed clover. Once again results were close and sportsmanship was prominent.
The lunchtime buzz was electric with everyone taking a well-earned break to refuel their bikes and bodies.
The afternoon was spent on the race track with heats and finals now with up to 6 riders on the grid. This, along with a dusty track made for exciting starts.
Thank you to 'On the Throttle' for your kind voucher donation which was won by a lucky member in our raffle for the day.
The final results were so close there was one class, 65cc with both an equal first and equal third which generated a 'run off' at the end of the day. This was a fun way to end the day.
Results for the day were;
# 720 Matteo
50cc - #5 Jamie
MW - #17 Chad
65cc - #150 Sam
85cc - #61 Byron
JBW - #04 Kye
The full list of results can be found here and yet again Steve has captured some amazing thrills & spills of the day which can be found here.
Our marshals definitely need a shout out today as I am sure they are only still thawing out after being amongst the elements for the day.
Our next event is the Penrith Interclub on this Sunday 18th August. With such a strong performance today lets put those skills in action and show the other Minikhana clubs how it’s done! Go Hornsby!!!
First Motorbike: Honda CRF 50
Current Bike: KTM 85 SX
If you could have any car or bike: 918 Spyder
First race: Hornsby
Biggest crash: Straight into a tyre wall at HJDBC!
Favourite food: Lasagne
3 fav things: Gaming, Dirt biking, Creating
Favourite Drink: Cola
3 fav minikhana events: Slow, Non-Footed Clover & Motocross
Hobbies: Gaming, Dirt biking & LEGO
What do you want to be when you grow up: Car designer OR Streamer
Who do you admire: Spider Man
What are you most proud of: My first plaque in Kindy
Favourite holiday place: New Zealand
What scares you: Heights
Fav sports person: Usain Bolt
Favourite movie or t v show: End Game
What do you like best about motorbike riding: Makes me feel free & relaxed
Fav track: Nepean flat track
If you could change one thing in the world what would it be: Everyone gets a million dollars.
On Sunday 21st July Junior Trials club held the 4th rnd of the Minikana Interclub series. This was a slightly unique event compared with other interclubs in that it was to be a timed enduro event. Riders from all the clubs around Sydney gathered at the Gwandalan track which is known for rain only to find...a dry track!
The car park was full and excitement was in the air as riders signed on for the day and transponders were fitted to bikes before they were scrutineered into the pits. Riders were split into three groups, nippers, 50cc & Miniwheels and then 65 and 85cc riders, each with their own Enduro loop.
After completing the siting lap all riders had the opportunity for a prologue lap which recorded their times and determined the placing for the next race. There appeared to be some challenging corners with a few riders missing some corners altogether! After each lap the previous time then determined the new placement. In total the riders completed approx 7 laps for the day which isn’t too bad considering lap times averaged from approx 2.30 - 6.30.
Transponder times were taken for each lap and this was used to find the fastest riders for the day. The top 5 riders in each class received a trophy and Hornsby were very well represented on the podium with the following results..
50cc C Grade - 2nd #25
50cc B Grade - 2nd #32
50cc A Grade - 1st #5
MW C Grade - 1st #8
MW B Grade - 5th #94
MW A Grade - 2nd #207
65cc C Grade - 3rd #23
65cc B Grade - 3rd #751
65cc B Grade - 1st #34
65cc A Grade - 5th #62
65cc A Grade - 3rd #150
85cc C Grade - 3rd #37
85cc B Grade - 5th #61
JBW B Grade - 5th #414
JBW B Grade - 1st #191
JBW A Grade - 5th #24
JBW A Grade - 3rd #91
All this riding would not be possible without our parent volunteers, marshals, sweep riders and our trusty pit crew who all kept the kids safe, fed, hydrated and happy for the day. As much as they enjoyed being on the track, between each lap was a sea of yellow and black all encouraging each other and having fun.
A big Thankyou to the JT club for putting together such a fantastic event. I’m sure there will be plenty of Hornsby riders lining up to do this again next year!
Check out some of the action shots here courtesy of 'By Amy Photography '
This weekend we have Rnd 2 of our series 2 Minikhana Championship at HJDBC. Get your bikes ready for another great weekend of competition...See you there!
"Amazing, muddy, fun, wet, fun, hard work and fun” These were some of the words used by a few of our riders after last weekend (Did we mention fun?)
The weekend of 6th and 7th of July were a busy and fun weekend for our Hornsby riders who attended the JT Enduro series. Although the rain stayed away during both days the night rain made for a muddy and challenging track which bought smiles to faces. (And washing!)
The two day event began early on Saturday morning after a lot of work from the JT club setting up 3 tracks with challenges and obstacles, one for the nippers, one for 50cc and Miniwheels and one for the 65 cc and 85 cc bikes. This meant plenty of riding for the kids and for some ex riders and parents who helped out with sweep riding.
After a sighting lap each morning the riders completed a prologue lap of the loop which were timed using transponders. This allocated each rider a place for their first loop for the day with riders moving off with 40 seconds in between each bike. It wasn't long between loops before they were back out and negotiating the track once again after each lap.
On the first day the small track riders completed approx. 15 timed loops and the big track riders, around 7. The second day came with more challenging riding as the overnight rain had created muddier sections of the track. Basically, the kids rode until the track became 'unridable' by approx. 2pm. All tracks called it a day by this time which left time for the raffle draw and presentation. (I think the older sweep riders were quite happy with the early finish!).
Congratulations to all the Hornsby riders who showed skill, commitment and a great attitude. The following Hornsby riders were presented with a trophy at the end of the series;
50cc – 1st #5 and 3rd #25
Miniwheels 1st #17, 2nd #45, 3rd #8
65cc – 3rd #150
85JBW – 2nd #91 and 3rd #191
A huge thanks to JT for hosting this event. It gave our riders a chance to practice for the upcoming interclub which is an Enduro event and build on their skills as well as meet up with riders from other clubs and have fun.
Once again we have a great selection of photos of the weekend thanks to Steve Jackson...click here to see if you can spot yourself having fun in the mud!
First Motorbike: Yamaha PW50
Current Bike: KTM 50 SX
If you could have any car or bike: KTM
First race: Minikhana Hornsby
Biggest crash: At Hornsby...I went flying off my bike & my goggles came off!
Favourite food: Apple
3 fav things: Motorbikes, Soccer & Rugby
Favourite Drink: Powerade
3 fav minikhana events: Orange, Ring Return & Slow
Hobbies: Play games like UNO
What do you want to be when you grow up: Soccer player & Motocross rider
Who do you admire: Jamie #5
What are you most proud of: My Motocross
Favourite holiday place: Germany
What scares you: Scary dreams
Fav sports person: Ronaldo
Favourite movie or t v show: Pokemon
What do you like best about motorbike riding: Wheelies
Fav track: My track at home
If you could change one thing in the world what would it be: To be only be able to eat the food I like
First Motorbike: Yamaha PW50
Current Bike: Husqvarna TC 65
If you could have any car or bike: Honda 450
First race: HJDBC
Biggest crash: Just then...Dargle!
Favourite food: Pork
3 fav things: Motorbikes, Motorbiking & family
Favourite Drink: Water or Powerade
3 fav minikhana events: Orange, Accelerate & Brake & Clover
Hobbies: Motorbike Riding
What do you want to be when you grow up: A Builder
Who do you admire: Chad Reed
What are you most proud of: When I got my first dirt bike medal
Favourite holiday place: Bali
What scares you: The dark!
Fav sports person: Chad Reed
Favourite movie or t v show: Captain Marvel
What do you like best about motorbike riding: It's fun
Fav track: HJDBC
If you could change one thing in the world what would it be: Make everything cheaper.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.