Last Sunday saw the final round of the year at the HJDBC. Unfortunately Round 3 was cancelled due to the wet weather, however, 34 keen riders showed up to finish the series off in a big way.
The weather was perfect for all involved, including the mosquitos, and allowed for a seamless days competition. We began the day with the Annual General Meeting seeing a new committee elected for 2019. A huge job well done to the current committee for their teamwork and dedication and a BIG welcome to the new members that have joined the committee for the upcoming 2019 season.
With the AGM all completed by 9.45am, our riders were super keen to get going and immediately began competition when given the go ahead. Each group battled it out in ring return, orange, slow, bending, footed clover and accelerate and brake in the morning session. With the cancellation of round 3, each rider was keen to accumulate as many points as possible. We also had 7 eager young nippers riding today including 3 brand new members which was great to see.
By 11.30am all riders had completed the roped events and we were ready to get their sighting laps of the MX track but not before a quick watering of the track with the old trusty watering trailer. Thanks to Kev & Luke to help make this happen.
With such a busy morning of riding most were keen to get back to the clubhouse to enjoy a BBQ lunch. We also had a surprise visit from one of our major sponsors at SMW who kindly donated a brand new pair of FOX riding boots to a lucky door prize winner from the club. Congratulations to rider #167 and also to rider #798 who won a raffle prize to the value of $200 which was a ride voucher at ‘Learning To Fly’
We’d like to thank Nathan @ SMW for coming along to our last event and supporting the club and also to Learning to fly for their generous support.
After lunch our riders delighted in some great racing on the mini cross track. We completed 2 full motos and the racing was heart stopping to say the least with plenty of excitement right through to the very last race of the year. It’s was a great way to finish and it’s always great to see just how far our riders have come in the space of 12 months.
With the racing all done and dusted for another year it was time for the traditional ‘Lap of Honour’ by our 2018 graduating rider #224 Dom who will not be returning in 2019. Good luck in your future riding career Dom as I know you have been a great example for our younger riders which is what our club is all about. Check out all the action shots here! Thanks to Jo McCarthy for the photos.
Podiums for the day were:
Nippers - Carl #214, Harper #93, Lorenzo #611, Tate #25, Hudson #100, Tyla & Ryder #823
50cc Auto - 1st Sienna #32
Miniwheels - 1st Jordan #751
65cc - 1st Lucy #34
85cc - 1st Declan #91, and
Junior Big Wheels - 1st Kye #04
A huge thank you to all committee members and marshals who assisted in the smooth running of the day. We look forward to seeing you all at the next event which will be a half day riding at the club followed by our end of year trophy presentation. See the website and facebook page for start times.