Revving up a new day
A NEW format will be introduced in the fifth round of the South Grafton Ex-Services Motorcycle Club Motocross Championships, which roars into action tomorrow.
Grafton Power Products have sponsored the two days of racing with prizes in all classes for podium positions and giveaways for spectators throughout the weekend.
After the completion of the Northern NSW Interclub Challenge series and the start of the North Coast series just around the corner, riders' attention now turns to securing vital points for the club championships up for grabs at year's end.
GREEF Clothing will be there with all their latest range while the Grafton Power Products stand will be packed full of riding gear, parts and accessories for your bikes.
The complex has had major changes to the track since the last round with a complete new section created ready to test riders.
The Gnudwoc Park Raceway grounds are in pristine condition, which should contribute to really fast racing, and the club is expecting 100 local riders to turn up and try it.
Classes will cater for Minis (from four years on their 50cc machines) and Juniors (through to under-16 on 125cc two-stroke or 250cc four-stroke).
All junior riders will need a logbook and/or licence to compete.
Senior classes will be run from the Senior Lites class to the ever-popular over-35 years.
All classes will have five rounds of competition, and a social class will be running for senior riders who would like to experience the thrill of motocross without being competitive.
Licences for this class are available at sign-on Saturday afternoon only.
Sign-on and scrutineering on Saturday will start at 10am and finish at 11.30am.
Riders briefing will be at 11.40am. Practice will then follow with the dirt flying when riders take to the track for the first round of racing, starting about 1pm.
Sunday racing starts at 8.30am with riders having a sight lap only before the first race.
There will not be any entries accepted on Sunday morning.
Admission to Gnudwoc Park at Old Lillypool Road, South Grafton, is free all weekend and there are plenty of great spectator-viewing areas with most of the track being clearly visible from all points. The canteen will be serving hot food and cold drinks.
The next event for the club is August 17. This year also sees the running of the 21st annual Jacaranda Dirt Drags in October.