Motocross event a mad success

THEY promised a lot but the Maclean Dirt Bike Club – with some luck from the weather gods – delivered a perfect day of racing at the Motocross Madness event.

Last year saw 81 riders line up in the 12-division competition.

That figure jumped to 130 and – when you throw in around 500 intrigued spectators – made the event a raging success for Janelle Dillon and her dirt bike club.

“The club is stoked,” the secretary said.

“We have got a great publicity officer who has got it out there.

“And we have a lot of help from the other clubs in the area.

“The day was a mad success.”

Riders ranging from under-4 to social and over-35 took to Maclean’s Motorcycle Park for the competition.

But it was the fans who were the big winners as the weather, which threatened to call a hlt to the fun, stayed away and gifted officials a dream day.

“We were so lucky with the weather,” Dillon said.

“We had rain all night and the track was quite muddy in the morning but the rain stayed away and we ended up with a perfect day.”

While many impressed, it was Jacob McLeod who stole the show with wins in all three of his age categories.

He claimed the senior lite, open lite and open all powers divisions.

“I think the riders just love getting out there and competing,” Dillon said.

“And it’s a real family day. The older riders go and help the younger ones.

“There was some great competition throughout all the junior classes.”

The success of the event means fans can’t wait for next year’s competition which, based on the current growth, will be a blockbuster.



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