TAKING AIR: Zak Newsome is airborne as he goes over a jump at Six Mile Raceway on Sunday.
TAKING AIR: Zak Newsome is airborne as he goes over a jump at Six Mile Raceway on Sunday. Megan Lewis

Yeppoon riders have their last run

YEPPOON motocross riders took over Six Mile Raceway on Sunday with youngsters Jett Manion and Nathan Herbert enjoying first outings at the track.

It was the last club day for the 2009 race season but not all competitors were frantically trying to gather final points available to add to their tally for the year to improve on standings when trophies are awarded.

Rockhampton and District Motocross Club secretary Rosemarie Hutton reports Manion and Herbert were not the only racers making first appearances at the track.

“We had the biggest line-up of Division One riders for a long time with 10 little ones trying out their skills,” Hutton reported.

While Manion was one of the young racers in that section, Herbert was trying his luck in Division Two of the 50cc category.

He will be pleased with his results.

While unable to match division winner Athena Messer or runner-up Savvy Warren, he did record a creditable third place.

There is an increasing interest in motocross with females and so the Ladies section was a tight contest between five riders with the eventual winner being Prue Maeyke who was too quick for the chasing Kate Swaffield and Kirsty Boyce.

It was not just Yeppoon competitors flooding to Six Mile Raceway, there was also a large contingent of Biloela riders making their presence felt.

Justin Hill may be new to the Rockhampton track but he was one Biloela rider who made an immediate impact.

Trailing Ross Spencer, Hill finished second for the day in the Veteran's class.

Another to come from Biloela and take home a little pocket money was Andrew Gifford.

Competing in the difficult Unlimited section Gifford came third but was only beaten by two very experienced riders in Zak Newsome and Brendan Swaffield.

Two more Biloela competitors to put on the style were brothers Brice and Angus Mauger.

In the Novice section the pair were quick but not as fast as Alan Cornick, who celebrated his return to the track with a win while the brothers were forced to settle for second and third.

Now the dust will be allowed to settle during the summer months although the club will host some practice laps as a part of its annual general meeting.

Hutton said that on November 28 there would be a practice at Six Mile Raceway and then following a barbecue lunch the meeting will be held at 1pm.

However, prior to that date, the club holds a prizegiving at The Indoor Sports Arena at 5pm on November 14.

Race results
• 50cc Division Two: 1: Athena Messer, 2: Savvy Warren, 3: Nathan Herbert.
• 65cc (7 to 9 yrs): 1: Storm Messer, 2: Cody White, 3: Mitchell Dark.
• 65cc (10 to 13 yrs) 1: Ty Pearce. • Junior Mini Lites (9-12 yrs): 1: Ty Pearce, 2: Storm Messer, 3: Mitchell Dark.
• Senior Mini Lites (12-15 yrs) 1: Brad Fogarty, 2: Paul King, 3: Sam Thorsen.
• Junior Lites: 1: Jake Gook, 2: Brodie Vivian, 3: Blair Pearce.
• Senior Lites: 1: Zak Newsome, 2: William Von Allmen, 3: Brendan Swaffield.
• Unlimited: 1: Zak Newsome, 2: Brendan Swaffield, 3: Andrew Gifford.
• Novice: 1: Alan Cornick, 2: Brice Mauger, 3: Angus Mauger.
• Veterans: 1: Ross Spencer, 2: Justin Hill, 3: Kevin Smith.
• Ladies: 1: Prue Maeyke, 2: Kate Swaffield, 3: Kirsty Boyce.
• 50cc Division One: Nicholas Crouch, Brooke Bolger, Taylah Bolger, Jake Woodward, Ethan James, Jett Manion, Kai Baker, Brodie Dieliuart, Jackson Smith.

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