New dirt track for Enduro event
FIRSTLY, 2000 cubic metres of dirt had to be “imported” but organisers Paul Waardyk and Justin Tait say this Saturday’s Stadium Enduro will be a beauty.
“It is the first Stadium Enduro to be held in Queensland,” said Tait, president of the host club the Capricorn Dirt Riders.
With it being a first the club has had to design a track and then build it.
Their labours should be worthwhile as the event has attracted a host of stars.
Topping the list is Polish rider Taddy Blazusiak who comes to the meeting with the tag of “World Best” having won the United States Enduro Cross crown this year.
Blazusiak and fellow Polish rider Bartosz Oblucki will line up together at the meeting at The Caves Showground on Saturday, the first time the pair have raced in Australia.
Attracting such big names to the event was a stroke of good fortune as the pair are taking a holiday break in Australia to escape the harsh European winter.
However, there will also be a host of Australian talent with former Australian off-road champion Chris Hollis leading the way.
“Riders from New South Wales and all over the State have nominated,” Tait confirmed.
Local favourites like Simon Thompson and Zak Newsome are among the riders wishing to grab a piece of the prizemoney.
Waardyk said the track had been built in just a week and had been done with the cooperation of The Caves Progress Society, the local council and also The Caves community who donated the heavy machinery to build the track.
But what is there for the public to see?
Well, Stadium Enduro has all the jumps and obstacles riders might encounter on bushland motocross circuit but the spectators are on top of the action and able to view the whole of the track.
Waardyk said the club have made the event a family day.
“We are trying to develop our sport and make this an annual event,” he said.
The club is also aware that at this time of year money is tight and therefore admission costs have been kept to a minimum with the adult entry just $15.
There will be six categories of racing with the event starting at noon with the main program beginning at 7pm for a 10.30pm finish.