Thumbs-up for Rocky Motocross Club's rebuilt track
MOTOCROSS: Two months of blood, sweat and tears went into rebuilding the Rockhampton Motocross Club's Six Mile Raceway after it was devastated by flooding earlier this year.
Clearly the hard work by devoted club members and generous local businesses has paid off, with motocross riders from across the region nothing but complimentary about the track's challenging new design.
"The riders love it,” race secretary Debbie Dark said after the successful staging of the club day double- header last weekend.
"They love everything about it and are really excited about the new obstacles that have been added,” Dark said.
"There was a great atmosphere and everyone was just so happy to see racing return to the track after what has been a tough couple of months.”
Rockhampton's David Moloney and Brendan Swaffield shared the honours in the senior unlimited class but a handful of riders scored victory on both days.
Among them were Yeppoon's Jaymie Warr in the clubman lites, Gladstone's Kirra Baxter in the ladies, Rockhampton's Clayton Pickering in the 50cc auto and Clarke Creek's Ty Souter in the 65cc seniors.
Racing returns to Six Mile next weekend when the Rockhampton club and Keppel Coast Dirt Bike Club join forces to co-host the second annual Reef 2 Beef interclub series.
The inaugural series was a huge success, attracting about 150 riders, and organisers are expecting a similar turnout this year.
Racing will be held at the Yeppoon track on the Saturday and Rockhampton on the Sunday.