Only a week after Round 1 of Series 2 and we were back at the track on Sunday 5th August for Round 2. We had 35 eager riders which was great for competition this week and kept the volunteers & marshals busy!
Track conditions were going to be dry and dusty with no rain in sight. We had 7 events planned for the day and they included: Bending, Ring Return, Slow, Accel & Brake, Figure 8, Non-Footed Clover & Minicross. Some looping ‘Practice’ was also thrown in for good measure to try and keep those skills ready for the end of year state titles.
A record number of bacon and egg rolls were consumed in the morning while bikes were scrutineered and raffle tickets sold. The meat raffle was almost as competitive as the riding! Events were underway by 9.30am on the dot as competitors were ready to start their bikes, but not before the all-important riders briefing.
We were able to get some much needed moisture onto the event areas again thanks to our trusty watering crew but the conditions were still very tough with large ruts forming very quickly.
Some riders were able to take advantage of the ruts while others struggled to find their groove.
The 65cc class was again the largest group with 10 bikes closely followed by Miniwheels with 7 bikes. Riders in each group are now starting to find their main rivals however with 2 rounds still to go anything could happen as far as points go.
The results for the day:
Nippers - Carl #214, Harper #93, Lorenzo #611,
50cc Auto - 1st Sienna #32
Miniwheels - 1st Jordan #751
65cc - 1st Sam #150
85cc - 1st Declan #91, and
Junior Big Wheels - 1st Dom #224
Thanks again to all the parents & friends, family that helped out on the day!
Click Here! to see all the action shots. Photos courtesy of Rod Lawson.
The next event at our club is MX Fun Day on Sunday 26th August. This is will be Minicross all day and is open to all Hornsby & JT members. There will be plenty of riding with no finals...no trophies, just racing against your mates. So come along and join us for a fun days competition. For more information please click here!