RACE READY: Mitchell Dark will compete in the senior opens on Sunday.
RACE READY: Mitchell Dark will compete in the senior opens on Sunday. Chris Ison ROK080117cmotocross7

Motocross riders ready to take on new-look course

MOTOCROSS: The Rockhampton Motocross Club's 2017 race season revs into life this weekend, with the first club day on Sunday.

It will be the first competition in which riders take on the new-feel Six Mile Raceway, which is now being run in the reverse direction.

Club president Peter Dark is expecting a big turnout.

"We're very excited and we're really looking forward to the riders taking on the new track,” he said.

"Everyone who has ridden it likes it and the feedback has been really positive.

"Going by word of mouth, we're looking at a field of about 150 riders this weekend.

"We're hoping to get some out of towners who are keen to come and try the new circuit.

"The change was simple but it's been so effective, and all the riders are really enthusiastic about it.”

Dark said there would be some exciting competition on Sunday, with many riders stepping up in class from last year.

"We've got quite a large bunch who finished juniors last year so it will be good to see how they progress,” he said.

The senior opens is set to produce some interesting contests, with Brendan Swaffield and Mitchell Dark sure to be in the mix.

Practice starts at 8.30am, with racing from 10am. Entry is free for spectators.



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