Formidable trio in saddle again
MOTOCROSS: Zac Newsome, Beau Dargel and Simon Thompson stirred up the dust in the 2009 motocross season and now they put their bikes in gear for another full-throttle year.
The Rocky boys have made their tracks as three of the top riders in Rockhampton and will take to the Six Mile raceway on Sunday in line with the club’s sign-on.
Simon Thompson, 24, ripped up the tracks last season to work his way up to be named the No. 2 plate in Queensland.
Spokeswoman for Rockhampton Motocross, Julie Newsome, said the boys had reached a highly competitive level and would compete in the Central Queensland series of nine rounds.
“The boys love it dearly, but they are not mates out on the track – when they go to bigger competitions and the gates drop it turns into a very competitive sport.”
But Newsome said the trio weren’t the only ones stepping up to the challenge, with multiple juniors proving their strength last season.
“We have up-and-coming riders from last year like Brendan Swaffield. We have quite a lot of junior riders coming through the ranks and it is tough to go up from junior to senior,” she said.
“Particularly when they face the calibre of Simon, but those boys have also been through that.”
Newsome said that the 2010 season would be “full-on” with the first round of the Central Queensland title starting in March at Dysart.
The first club meet for the year will roll in on February 28.