Duo celebrate while racers gear
THE South Grafton Ex-Services Motorcycle Club is set for another big year after being named as a top-five finalist in the Motorcycling NSW 2009 Club of the Year Awards.
The announcement was made at the Motorcycling NSW Night of Champions, held at Penrith Panthers Leagues Club late last year.
The club was also represented by members Jacob McLeod and Tom Williams, who were presented with their state title trophies.
McLeod received his first-place trophy for Motocross in the 85cc under-14-16 years class and second-place trophy for the 250cc 4-stroke 15 years division.
Williams took home third place in the 85cc under-14-16 years category.
Both boys were also selected to represent the state as part of the NSW squad at the Australian Junior Motocross Titles.
NSW was successful in taking out the Champion State Award and the local duo, along with the rest of the title-winning squad, were presented with the prestigious award.
Both boys are keen to get back to racing on their home track before taking on the North Coast Motocross Series for 2010.
McLeod will be competing for the first time at Grafton in the senior ranks - which has some of the seniors worried.
To start the year off, the first round of the Club Championships will be held tomorrow Gnudwoc Park Raceway, Lillypool Rd, South Grafton.
Classes will cater for junior riders from 50cc under-4-9 years Demo, 7-9 years 50cc Auto, 65cc, 85cc 2-stroke/150cc 4-stroke through to 125cc 2-stroke/250cc 4-stroke under-13-16 years.
For junior riders to be able to compete they must have a logbook and a licence.
Day competition licences are available to those juniors who already have a logbook.
Juniors must complete a Kick Start program with a coach to be able to apply for a logbook.
For more information on getting started contact race secretary Narelle Rankin.
Senior classes will cater for Lites and Open machines with the inclusion, for the first time, of a Ladies All Powers class (subject to numbers).
Another new feature requested for this year’s club days is the addition of a senior Social Class.
Recreational licences will be available at a cost of $20 for senior riders wishing to participate in this class.
This class is open to senior riders who would like to participate in the day without being competitive.
Gates will open at 6am on Sunday and sign-on and scrutineering commences at 6.15am.
There are plenty of great viewing areas for spectators to see all the racing action, canteen facilities and admission is free.
The club will be holding six rounds of the Club Championships this year with these events set down for March, April, July, August and the final round in November.
Other major events for the club this year will be the final round of the North Coast Motocross Series on the June 19-20, the Jacaranda City MX National Open Meeting on September 19 and the Jacaranda Dirt Drags on October 16-17.
The club will also be hosting our annual Vintage, Veteran and Classic rally on August 28-29.
A full calendar of events for 2010 is available on www.sgemcc.com.au.
Contact race secretary Narelle Rankin on 6642 5977.