Hang time: Speed demon Jayben Sullivan competes in the Junior Lites last month at South Grafton.
Hang time: Speed demon Jayben Sullivan competes in the Junior Lites last month at South Grafton.

Motors to rev again

FREE-wheeling action returns to the Clarence Valley tomorrow when the third round of the South Grafton Ex-Services Motorcycle Club Championships is held.

A bumper crowd is tipped as riders cash in on track time before the annual North Coast Motocross Series in June.

Around 70 took on the circuit at last month’s second round and with conditions getting quicker even more fun-filled speed is on the program.

While mud played spoilsport in some of the races last start, better conditions are expected which should play into the hands of riders such as under-7-9 years 50cc Auto Class champion Hayden Matterson.

The Nana Glen youngster has dominated the opening two rounds. His form has been so strong he also lies equal first with Yamba’s Jack Lilley in the under-7-10 65cc class.

Grafton’s Joel Adamson has stamped his class on the 85cc 2-stroke/150cc 4-stroke under-9-12 years category, 12 points ahead of his rivals.

Although it will be a tight battle for the minor placings with Bailey Davis, Tenayah McLeod and Lilley all equal in second.

In the Senior Open Class Jacob McLeod leads the way, but local club newcomer Lee Palmer has stepped into second and David Wigley third.

The over-35 years class saw a minor upheaval in placings in round 2 with Matt Warn’s strong showing catapulting him ahead of pre-race favourites Russell Rankin and Jack Hawken. Classes on the day will cater for junior riders in categories such as 50cc under-4-9 years Demo and under-7-9 years 50cc Auto. Juniors must have a license and complete a Kick Start program. Sign on will be 7am. The next event on the club calendar will be May 9, the Clarence Valley Challenge which is an inter-club event with the Maclean Dirt Bike Club. Entries close May 3. Go to www.sgemcc.com.au or phone Narelle Rankin on 6642 5977.



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