The snow must have been falling somewhere close to Sydney on Sunday as you could feel the chill in the air as 22 Hornsby riders joined in competition with 6 other clubs to compete in Rnd 3 of the State Minikhana series held at Baulkham Hills club at Horsley Park on 17th June.
With low temperatures forecast for the day it wasn’t enough to stop our riders, we even welcomed some new Hornsby members today which have not even ridden at a club level before. Well done for starting your riding at an interclub and we hope you continue to enjoy the fun and excitement of Minikhana!
The well organised day meant a punctual start with riders signed on and bikes scrutineered ready for riders briefing and then events were underway. We had a total of 7 events scheduled for the day which included Non Footing Clover, Figure 8, Bending, Ring Return, Orange, Slow and Mini Cross
The track conditions were good however something that seemed to be catching a few of riders out was the slightly ‘grippy’ conditions of the soil. In some of the event areas the surface was damp but very ‘tacky’ which meant riders were finding it difficult to spin around the witches hats as easily as they normally do.
Some of the events were completed by all 15 classes before lunch which meant an easy afternoon for some of the marshals. Our nippers were provided with a variety of riding with dedicated tracks and courses set out to keep them entertained all day and they also got to practice on some of the event areas which were cleared after lunch.
The day finished with most of the riders cheering on the 85 big wheel A grade riders race on the mini cross track. It was great to see the young riders looking up to their peers for inspiration and motivation.
There were a number of Hornsby riders who featured on the podium and plenty of other riders taking home medals but most importantly...Congratulations to all our members that attended the event! Below are the riders who finished the day on the podium. Check out some action shots here.
#04 - 1st JBW C grade
#224 - 2nd JBW C grade
#61 - 2nd 85cc C grade
#98 - 3rd 65cc B grade
#751 - 3rd Miniwheels A grade
#204 - 2nd Miniwheels C grade
This weekend there is a practise day at our club on Sunday 24th. gates open will open at 8am. We will be practising as many minikhana events as possible aswell as laps around the minicross track. So come along and practice those skills or just ride with your mates. We hope to see as many of you there as possible! Go Hornsby!