Crawford astonishes crowd on magic day
GUN Brisbane rider Nathan Crawford was undoubtedly the star of the show in Saturday's Stadium Motocross event in aid of Dan Horton at the Showgrounds.
Crawford displayed his true class to produce a clean sweep of wins in the feature pro open event to beat Rockhampton's Scott Bishop.
A contingent of 110 riders from across the state sent the dirt flying in what was a magic day of motocross racing for a special cause.
Gladstone rider Jacob Wright showed why he is rated as one of Central Queensland's rising stars with a fine win in the 85cc 9-11 years age group event.
Wright was class personified as he took out all three races to beat fierce rival Blackwater's Jake Gook.
But Gook had something to smile about when he won the 65cc 10-12 years age division in a close contest against Riley Norman.
Blackwater rider Brett Vock was at his electrifying best on the way to victory in the pro lites, while Springwood star Matt Cunningham took out the junior lites.
Steven Williams and Dean Budd were the intermediate stars of the evening, winning their respective events.
Mackay rider Nathan Kyte greeted the chequered flag first in the hotly-contested clubman open division, while Ryan Belz scored a strong clubman lites victory.
Talented Biloela rider Harley Quinlan made up for his second in the junior lites with victory in the 85cc 12-15 years group, while other winners on the day were Karl Fodriga in the 65cc 7-9 years and Ty Pearce.
Visiting freestyle riders Chris Thomsen and Tyson Wright tried to entertain the large crowd, but both suffered bruising falls and cut their night short.