The second and final round of the 2015 Minicross Interclub competition between Hornsby and Ku-Ring-Gai (KMW) took place at the Hornsby grounds on Sunday 21st June. A partly cloudy day with a few light drizzle patches threatened early in the morning but too many smiles from riders kept any heavy showers at bay.
The previous day, the track had been groomed and was looking in some of the best condition it has for a number of years. Heavier rain in the middle of the week leading up to the event had left parts of the track muddy and slippery but for the most part it was sandy and fast. After a thorough riders briefing, the practice session got underway and the riders got their first look at the track. Not long after, some nice clean racing was underway with the first results funnelling in to the scorer.
This series was contested over two days, with the first day being conducted at KMW's grounds earlier in the year and the second one at our Hornsby grounds. KMW have some great tracks that are in seperate areas of their compound unlike Hornsby's, which prevented as many races being run compared to KMW's day. None the less, riders got six races in with minimal disruptions and finished up around 3pm.
Presentations followed and the following Hornsby riders made it onto the podium:
3rd 50cc Auto - Ben #580
1st 50cc Auto - Will #693
3rd Miniwheels - Jack #26
1st Miniwheels - Declan #91
=3rd 65cc - Noah #936, Jack #15
3rd 85cc SW - Ella #855
3rd 85cc BW - Jassie #222
1st 85cc BW - Matt #262
Unfortunately due to the overall series points score that wasn't quite enough for Hornsby to take out the series, that honour went to Ku-Ring-Gai Miniwheels Club. Congratulations to all their riders for riding so well and taking them to the overall win. We look forward to continuing the rivalry next year.
Special thanks to all our key officials on the day as well as all marshall's and parents for making the day a success. We have a small mid year break at the club now during the school holidays but are planning a coaching day in early July before round 5 of the club championship mid way through July. Please keep checking back for details of scheduled meets.
13 Proud Hornsby members represented our club on Sunday 14th June, when they entered into the fourth Regional event of the year at the Ku-Ring-Gai Miniwheels (KMW) Training Club, St Ives Showgrounds.
KMW always run a different regional to the rest of the remaining clubs in the series, by conducting a trials event rather than minikhana. For those of you that do not know what this entails, basically riders contest a series of small, natural terrain courses, testing rider and bike skill. The aim of the event is to transverse the natural features of the small set course without putting your foot down or dropping your bike. 'Demerit Points' are awarded for every time a rider 'foots' or 'leans' on something to stabilise themselves and the bike. The rider in their class with the least amount of demerit points wins.
It can be a very challenging type of riding, especially for those riders that are starting out in the sport and are yet to develop the skill's needed to control their bike over undulating terrain. However, out of the 13 riders that attended, the following riders rode well enough to make it onto the podium:
2nd 50cc Auto A Grade: Ben #580
2nd Miniwheels C Grade: Ryan #90
3rd 85cc SW B Grade: Ella #855
1st 85cc SW B Grade: Indy #13
The Hornsby club snatched 4th overall for the day showing the consistency and talent of our wonderful little club. Well done to all of those that attended and for supporting KMW in their quest to keep their grounds and provide somewhere for their riders to continue developing their motorbike skills.
This weekend, Sunday 21st June, will see the final round of the Bi-Series Minicross competition between Hornsby and KMW clubs at our home grounds. Parking will be tight so please follow directions from officials on the day for parking allocation and don't be afraid to squeeze up. The day will consist of rounds of Minicross all day long, so if you like racing around our motocross track, this event is for you. Regis
Chilli nights and beautiful sunny days, brought together a number of club members as they travelled into the Blue Mountains for the June Long Weekend.
With overnight temps getting down to -1, the camp fire was the place to be to swap stories and share ideas for the following day. Icy frosts greeted riders in the morning as they awoke from their previous days riding slumber, only to bare the nip in the air over a bacon and egg roll as preparation got under way for the next days riding.
Approx. 30 members spent the weekend exploring the numerous trails in the beautiful mountains south of Oberon, or ripped it up on the two moto cross tracks. A grass/rut track tested skills of the more experienced riders, as did the ski jump for the more adventurous.
Whatever your forte, most people spent the days with a smile on their face, albeit hidden by helmet and goggles, to emerge unscathed and happy with their efforts over the 3 day weekend.
Photo's from the weekend can be found in our gallery. Follow the link on the gallery page here to check out the action.
Thanks to our own member and proud Dad, Peter Pezzuto, Hornsby Junior Dirtbike Club has brought their club logo into the 21st Century. Peter has worked some magic on our old logo, adding some flare and brilliance into the old set of chequered flags. Peter was very passionate about this project and the results speak for themselves. Thanks Pete for your hard work, I'm sure everyone agrees it looks great!
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