The start of the Senior Lites.
The start of the Senior Lites.

Riders set for Motocross Series

SATURDAY and Sunday, will see the final round of the 2010 North Coast Motocross Series being held at Gnudwoc Park Raceway, Lillypool Road, South Grafton.

South Grafton Ex-Services Motorcycle Club will host more than 230 riders filling 280 grid positions.

There is bound to be plenty of exciting action with this being the final round and the last opportunity to gain all-important points towards being crowned the champion of this highly prestigious series.

A few of the classes see riders holding onto a good lead while others will go down to the wire, but pride being the biggest trophy to claim.

The series has been contested over five rounds from Port Macquarie in the south to Ballina in the north, with riders travelling from Sydney, South Queensland and as far west as Walcha.

The series this year has given riders the opportunity to race on all types of track conditions and the Grafton round will not disappoint.

The club has spent the past three weeks preparing the track and grounds, watering the track late into the night every afternoon this week.

Racing caters for juniors of all ages from four years on the 50cc machines to the 15 years 150cc 2 stroke/250cc 4 strokes. The juniors are the feature of Saturday's event, with 130 riders taking to the track.

The largest field will be the 12-13 Years 85cc 2 St/150cc 4 Stroke class, with 33 riders, where local girl rider Jozee Adamson currently sits in sixth place.

The next largest class is the 13-14 Years 150cc 2 St/250cc 4 Stroke class with a field of 25 riders. All classes, including the 50cc 4-U9 Years Demonstration class, have been well supported.

The 65cc 10-U13 Years has Joel Adamson in third place but he is leading the 9-11 Years 85cc 2 St/150cc 4 Stroke class by 30 points.

With consistent riding from Joel, he should be able to take out first place in the series for this class. Another local rider is currently in first place in the 14-15 Years 85cc 2 St/150cc 4 St class. James Stott will have his hands full maintaining his lead as he is only seven points ahead of his nearest rival, Steven Simpson of Kyogle who has been riding consistently.

Sunday will see the track come alive with the big boys and girls with classes ranging from the C Grade Lites and Opens to A Grade. Proceedings for Saturday and Sunday will start with sign-on and scrutineering at 6.30am, followed by practice at 9am and racing to start at 10am. Admission is a gold coin donation to the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter and the canteen will be operating.

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