CLOSE FINISH: Nathan Groves will be chasing valuable points in the junior lites.
CLOSE FINISH: Nathan Groves will be chasing valuable points in the junior lites. Allan Reinikka ROK190217amotox5

Motocross riders in race for vital championship points

MOTOCROSS: There will be plenty at stake when riders hit the Yeppoon track for the Keppel Coast Dirt Bike Club's final race day of the season tomorrow.

Points are close in a number of classes, and the weekend's results will ultimately determine some club champions.

Club president Paul Warr said that would make for some fantastic racing at the Coastal Park MX Track, with a feature of the program a $250 senior shootout at the end of the day.

"The season's set to finish with a bang,” he said.

"The race for club champion will go down to the wire in a few classes so there's going to be some great racing.

"The average attendance at this year's club days has been between 100 and 120 and we should see the top end of that on Sunday.

"There's been a fair bit of interest from people who don't ride at our track on a regular basis who are keen to give it a try before the year's out.”

The final club day was to be staged a fortnight ago but had to be postponed because of wet weather.

Warr said the junior 65cc under-10 class would be one to watch, with second-placed Ella Gleeson within striking distance of current leader Mason Russell.

Jacob Shields looks to have the junior lites wrapped up, but there will be a close battle for senior and third with just one point separating Nathan Groves and Cooper Torr.

It's a similar scenario in the senior unlimited. Despite being out injured, Dylan Hocking appears to have an unassailable lead but the race will be on for the minor placings between Jake Edwards and Jeremy Pickering.

Warr said Joel Rayner looked likely to win the clubman open but again there would be some keen competition for the minors between Craig Kynaston, Luke Brook and Mark Ein.

Riders can register on the day; practice from 8.30am and racing from 9.30am.



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