Tenayah McLeod soars during round 1 at South Grafton.
Tenayah McLeod soars during round 1 at South Grafton.

Track revs up for round 2

THE South Grafton Ex-Services Motorcycle Club’s season was kicked off on February 21 with much more action than previous years due to the addition of two new classes, Ladies All Powers and the Social Class.

This Sunday is the second round of the Club Championships will be held at the Gnudwoc Park Raceway.

The senior riders will need to step up their game if they wish to have any chance of beating the quickly improving Jacob McLeod as he attempts to win all three classes that he is eligible to enter.

Classes will cater for junior riders from 50cc under-4 to 9 years Demo, under-7 to 9 years 50cc Auto, 65cc, 85cc 2-stroke/150cc 4-stroke through to 125cc 2-stroke/250cc 4-stroke under-13 to 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 information on getting started contact race secretary Narelle Rankin on 6642 5977.

Senior classes will cater for Lites and Open machines, Ladies All Powers and the Over-35s.

The Social Class will be running again on Sunday for those senior riders who are looking for the opportunity for a ride. Recreational licences will be available at a cost of $20 for senior riders wishing to participate in this class.

The Social Class in its first ever event in round 1 and had a few entrants who took the opportunity to have a blast around the track in a non-competitive event.

McLeod, one of the club’s top riders, made his debut in the senior ranks at Grafton, with great success claiming two second-place finishes in the Senior Lites and also in the Open class.

Jacob McLeod had some hard fought battles with Jacob Dank who was down for the day from Queensland.

McLeod then backed up managing to win the 20-minute moto held at the end of the day, claiming a win over David Danks as Brown ran out of fuel with only a few minutes left.

Junior classes were well supported with some great racing taking place over the course of the day.

Tom Williams took out the Junior Lites Class with three race wins over Jay Adamson with Jay hoping to take out the class this round.

This class also featured two local girls who were out to mix it with the boys, well-known local rider Jozee Adamson and newcomer Paige Warn.

Sam Mason from Coaldale came second in the 85cc 2-stroke/150cc 4-stroke under-13 to 16 years class, closely behind the heels of Kyogle rider Steven Simpson with Steven’s brother Ben coming in third.

Full results from last round are on the club website www.sgemcc.com.au.

Sign on will commence at 7am on Sunday. Canteen facilities is available and admission free.

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