The heat was on for the Minikhana State Cup on Saturday the 19th and Sunday 20th October. As representatives from Penrith, JT, Baulkham Hills, Sutherland, Blacktown and Hornsby came together, the friendly rivalry between the clubs began.
It was Hornsby's turn to run the event this year and what an amazing job the committee did. With all hands on deck the two days ran smoothly, like a well-oiled machine. A huge thanks to Penrith Miniclub for allowing Hornsby to use their track for the event.
The conditions were hot and dry this year which made some events quite slippery, just to add an extra challenge in! Riders competed in 6 events each day which covered all the Minikhana events and giving the riders an opportunity to do Minicross both days. Our demo riders had lots of opportunity to ride with some event areas set up especially for them and the small Minicross made available for them after lunch. Our 65cc and Miniwheel classes were all big, competitive groups as were our 85cc SW & BW classes.
The usual riders briefing, scrutineering and sign-on got underway each morning (not to mention the essential coffee) but the big attraction this year was the raffle of a Kawasaki KLX 110 motorbike as the major prize. Everyone had their “eyes on the prize.” Well done to the lucky Blacktown rider who won this at the end of the Sunday, as well as all the other prize winners. HJDBC appreciates the support of all who took their chance at a win and bought tickets over the weekend.
As usual the last event of the weekend was the 85cc BW Minicross providing entertainment and inspiration for all the younger riders and parents and for the many marshals who had been busy all weekend. The riders showed great skill and sportsmanship as they negotiated the dry track and the extra numbers on the start line!
A highlight for the Hornsby club at the end of Sunday’s competition was the announcement that they were the overall winners of the 2019 Interclub series finishing on the top step 2 years in a row!
In total Hornsby had 45 riders attend the day which was a great turn out for such a small club.
Congratulations to all the riders for attending and well done to the riders making the podium.
Hornsby riders competed well all weekend with the following riders taking out a podium places. Congratulations to:
JBW A grade - Kye #04 - 2nd
85 C grade - Jett #37 - 1st
85 B grade - Samual #106 - 2nd
65 A grade - Beau #98 - 3rd
65 C grade - Justin #415 - 2nd
65 C grade - Joshua #116 - 3rd
MW A grade - Chad #17 - 1st
MW C grade - Lorenzo #611 - 3rd
And also a big congrats to our state title winners:
JBW A grade - Declan #91 - 1st
65cc A Grade - Sam #150 - 2nd
65cc A Grade - Beau #98 - 3rd
MW A Grade - Chad #17 - 2nd
This event was a huge weekend for our club and one that our committee and all it's members can be proud of. A huge thanks to all involved, but especially to our riders for their support of each other and to the parents & families that help get the kids to the competition week in and week out, you are what makes this club a great club.
Also a big thankyou to Steve Jackson our unofficial Hornsby photographer. Steve was out amongst all the action on both days taking some amazing photos all of which can be seen here: