Sunny skies and a very chilli morning greeted competitors for round three of the 2015 Minikhana Regional Interclub series at Penrith Minibike Club, Sunday 24th May. A small contingent of Hornsby rider's flew the flag for the club at this event, which produced some great riding in tricky muddy conditions. Days before the event, Penrith received about three inches of rain, which made the event areas a mixed bag of grippy sand or boggy mud.
Consistent riding would place riders in the points but mistakes would prove costly and dirty. Nine riders from the Hornsby club across most grades represented a broad range of skill and bike sizes. Penrith is known for running events that are different to most regionals including the Acceler8 and Start and Park events. These events require not just bike skill but athletic ability also, sometimes fun to watch for spectators as riders try to run as fast as possible in full riding gear.
At the end of the day, Hornsby congratulated the following riders for their podium positions:
50cc A Grade - 1st Will #693
Miniwheel A Grade - 1st Mateo #31
85cc SW C Grade - 2nd Ella #855
JBW A Grade - 1st Matt #262
Hornsby would also like to congratulate the following riders for their performances at previous regional events that promoted them up a grade:
Indy #13, Noah #936, Sean #355 and Callie #19. We look forward to seeing you all with new coloured number plates at the next regional.
Overall for the day Hornsby came 4th out of the seven clubs, which is a great effort with only a few riders attending the day. Hornsby would also like to thank all the members for their help in marshalling for the day and helping Penrith Club on their day which was conducted in lovely Autumn Weather.
The next Regional event is scheduled for June 14 which is the Ku-Ring-Gai Miniwheels club regional. This may unfortunately be the last regional for the KMW club at their current club grounds, so please attend if you can. Keep an eye out on the links page for their supplementary regulations. Also please remember to show your support for the KMW club this Tuesday at the Council Chambers in Gordon at 7pm. The hearing will decide the club's fate in regards to their club grounds, all support would be greatly appreciated.