SLIPSLIDING: Maclean?s Bill Burke  goes hard to maintain his lead in the Over 200cc race at the weekend. Photo: JOEL HARGANS.
SLIPSLIDING: Maclean?s Bill Burke goes hard to maintain his lead in the Over 200cc race at the weekend. Photo: JOEL HARGANS.

Maclean riders podium stars



THE last round of the North Coast Motocross Series was held at Maclean Motorcycle Park on Sunday.

The final event was the largest of the five round series with over 180 riders in attendance on the day.

Maclean Dirt Bike Club riders fared well in the final point score with many finishing on the podium.

This year's series was once again sponsored by the Blue Dolphin Holiday Resort and Yamba Waters Caravan Park with each resort donating a holiday for 1st and 2nd place respectively.

In the 50cc 7 - Under-9 Years Division 2, Luke Mitchell of Maclean took 1st place overall. Luke, who is sponsored by Troy Corser Agencies/LEM Australia was up against a field of KTM riders on his Italian made LEM.

He held the lead in the series from the 1st round which was held in South Grafton back in February.

Jozee Adamson took 3rd place in the series with brother Joel finishing in the top 10.

In the 65cc 7-Under 10 Years class, Maclean's Steven Simpson finished in 1st place overall and in the 10-Under-13 years Jay Adamson and Tyson Nelson took 2nd and 3rd overall.

The series awarded down to 10th place and although starting the day in equal 12th place with three other riders, Jake Mitchell improved his position to 9th by the end of the day.

The 85cc 9-Under-12 years class saw Maclean Dirt Bike Club members dominated the final results with Jacob McLeod in 2nd, Jay Adamson 3rd, Tyson Nelson and Brent Rankin in the top ten.

Maclean Dirt Bike Club member Joel Rizzo finished 1st in the 85cc 12-U16 years with Alex Hughes also placing in the top 10.

Older brother Nick Hughes took 2nd in the 125cc 2 stroke/250cc 4 stroke 13-U16 years with Joel Rizzo in 3rd.

Maclean Dirt Bike Club members were also successful in the senior classes.

In the Over 200cc 2 stroke/250cc 4 stroke C Grade Bill Burke took 2nd place overall.

In the A Grade All Powers, Ben Dutton took 3rd place and in the B Grade Chris Kiss took 1st and Nick Mitchell 3rd.

All Maclean Dirt Bike Club members who supported the series contributed to a successful series for 2005.



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