With the blink of an eye we are already past halfway of our riding season for 2018 and although the conditions have been extremely dry around most parts of the state we were again blessed with great weather as our members prepared to have some fun in the sun on their dirt bikes at the Hornsby Club again!
With Series 1 done & dusted, it was time to clear the slate and reset for Series 2. Being the start of a new series, this gave our new members a chance to go head to head & battle it out for points against some of our more experienced riders and also allowed some riders that missed out in Series 1 the opportunity to come back and kick some butt!
In total we had 33 riders attend the day’s competition with good numbers in each class. 65cc had the largest group with 10 riders & 85cc SW was the smallest group with only 2 x riders battling it out for points. Our events included Orange, Bending, Ring Return, Footed Clover, Figure 8, Slow & Minicross.
At this stage of the year it’s clear to see how far our riders have come, especially those that have been able to attend all the interclub rounds. The skill levels have most certainly improved which was clearly evident during the roped events and there were a lot less black flags being waved which was great for our riders & our club.
After our regular lunchtime BBQ feast, it was time to hit the minicross track for the afternoon.
We were lucky enough to get some much needed water sprinkled on the track using our trusty old watering trailer which was towed around the track by Luke. This was enough to atleast settle the dust for a short period and helped get racing underway!
There was great entertainment all round...from the nippers testing AND finding their limits around the track to seeing the Junior Big wheels battling it out with some very close racing. The afternoon had it all. Congratulations to all our riders as the day was wrapped up with the raffle prize being drawn and the podium winners being awarded their medals.
The results for the day:
Nippers - Carl #214, Harper #93, Lorenzo #611, Cooper #18
50cc Auto - 1st Sienna #32
Miniwheels - Equal 1st Nathan #11 & Jordan #751
65cc - 1st Beau #98
85cc - 1st Declan #91, and
Junior Big Wheels - 1st Max #255
Thankyou to all the parents, family & friends that helped marshal, cook, rake...change spark plugs...you name it! without out all your hard work a day like this would not be possible!
...Check out some action shots here! If you have any photos or videos from the day that you would like to include please make contact with us and we will add them to the collection.
Our next event is on this Sunday 5th August...Minikhana Rnd 2. After such a great start to Series 2, I’m sure riders will again be keen to pick up from where they left off and continue to score some solid points to add to that championship tally.
We look forward to see you all there again next Sunday. Go Hornsby!