Riders rev up for Charity
MOTOCROSS: It was fitting that Rockhampton rider Mitch Dark saved some of his high flying best for the weekend.
While regular competition is all wrapped up for the year, the inaugural Rocky Raiser - Do it for Cancer charity ride, was all about raising money for Cancer Council.
Dark's grandfather Tim Busk lost his battle to lung cancer in June so the race meant more to him than most.
"This weekend was just a great chance to give back to the Cancer Council for all their help and support they showed my family,” Dark said.
"I actually had an awesome weekend. In the senior lights I stayed out in front and stayed clean and consistent.
"Had some really good competition in the unlimited class but Aaron Hutton got the better of me.
"It was good fun in the dirt, the rain made it challenging but I kept my riding smooth and on my toes.”
With 105 nominated riders parting, Rockhampton and District Motocross Club president Tony Clark was thrilled with the outcome.
"Saturday's conditions were exactly favourable,” he said with a smile.
"We rode through the torrential rain and the course was all chopped up with mud everywhere.
"It does make it more fun but really tough for the juniors. But the experience was good for them.
"Mitch and Aaron really put on a show for everyone.”
Riders from Emerald, Moranbah, Biloela and Mareeba graced the Pink Lilly tracks.
Clark said they were able to raise in excess of $3,500 for Cancer Council.
- 50cc Auto - Clayton Pickering 132
- 65cc - Ella Gleeson 122
- 65cc - Ty Soutter 140
- Mini Lites - Jackson Camilleri 140
- Junior Lites - Levi Rogers 140
- Clubman Lites - Kam Watson 137
- Clubman Unlimited - Karl Schultz 129
- Senior Lites - Michael Rains 97
- Senior Unlimited - Aaron Hutton 140
- Veterans - Scott Stewart 140
- Ladies - Kirra Baxter 137