Sport

Motocross clubs go head-to-head in race for Cup

Rockhampton rider Peter Stapleton will compete in the weekend's interclub series.
Rockhampton rider Peter Stapleton will compete in the weekend's interclub series. Matty Holdsworth

MOTOCROSS: Rockhampton Motocross Club members have plenty to race for in this weekend's Reef2Beef Interclub Series.

They are keen to see their club's named etched on the President's Cup, which was won by the Keppel Coast Dirt Bike Club the first time around.

The series is co-hosted by the two clubs, with racing at Six Mile Raceway at Pink Lily on Saturday and the Coastal Park MX Track at Yeppoon on Sunday.

The presidents of both clubs select two riders from each class whose points count towards the Cup.

The Rockhampton club's media officer, Tony Clark, said there would be some spirited racing with about 120 riders expected each day.

"Yeppoon got us the first time so we're out to beat them this time,” he said.

"The Cup has added another dimension to the series and there's sure to be some great racing over the weekend.”

Rockhampton's Peter Stapleton, fresh from winning a Queensland Masters title on his home track a fortnight ago, will be a hot favourite in the open and Masters 30 to 35 years classes.

Fellow Rocky rider Joel Rayner is expected to rack up some valuable points in the clubman open and Masters classes.

For Yeppoon, Isaac Brady will be hard to beat in the 65cc seven to nine years class and the 50cc auto class, while Jacob Shields will be a frontrunner in the junior lites class.

Racing starts at 8.30am both days. Entry is free and full bar and canteen facilities will operate.

Topics:  coastal park mx track keppel coast dirt bike club motocross rockhampton motocross club six mile raceway



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