MOTO MAGIC: Travis Barr was the overall winner of the Clubman Unlimited and C Grade Clubman Lites.
MOTO MAGIC: Travis Barr was the overall winner of the Clubman Unlimited and C Grade Clubman Lites. TC PHOTOGRAPHICS

Rocky MX season winds up in a roar

COL Williams won the Open Central Queensland Motocross Championship in 1995. Then he stopped riding to have a family.

But now two of his three children have followed in dad's footsteps and ride in the Rockhampton and District Motocross Club's 50cc demo class.

And that has brought dad back to the track. Williams proved he has still got it, winning the club's Veterans class for the 2015 MX season.

"I retired from motocross for more than a decade," Williams explained.

Col Williams was the overall winner of the Veterans class.
Col Williams was the overall winner of the Veterans class. TC PHOTOGRAPHICS

"I had a family. But now my young ones are riding, it has got me back into it.

"The Veterans is a bit like the dads' class of racing. We are all racers from way back and now our little ones are riding and racing it is bringing us dads back to the track to have some fun as well."

With the club's MX season officially finished, Williams reflected on the year that was and said that 2015 was one of the club's best.

"It was a remarkable season," Williams said.

"Particularly given we had to overcome the 6 Mile Track being devastated by Cyclone Marcia at the start of the year.

Brendan Swaffield was the overall winner of the Senior Unlimited and Senior Lites.
Brendan Swaffield was the overall winner of the Senior Unlimited and Senior Lites. TC PHOTOGRAPHICS

"But just six weeks later we were able to hold the first round of the Queensland Championships. It has been a long time since we have hosted such a big event and we did it very well.

"We also successfully hosted a round of the CQ Championships.

"We really are blessed here in Rocky. We have a great track. The 6 Mile track is awesome and we all love riding it.

"And especially for the big events, riders come from far and wide to ride our track.

"And they love it too."

The club's membership numbers remain strong and they hosted seven club meets this year.

"We got through seven club races and there were always plenty of riders at our races," Williams said.

For season 2015, Jackson Smith was Most Improved Junior and Benny Russell Most Improved Senior.

Jackson Smith was the overall winner of the 65cc, 85cc and won Most Improved Junior.
Jackson Smith was the overall winner of the 65cc, 85cc and won Most Improved Junior. TC PHOTOGRAPHICS


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