FULL SPEED AHEAD: Craig Blackburn competes in the quad race at Dundowran yesterday.
FULL SPEED AHEAD: Craig Blackburn competes in the quad race at Dundowran yesterday. Alistair Brightman

Hoping for rain ahead of final round

THE DRY conditions that have set in throughout the Fraser Coast almost prevented the 97 riders who took part in yesterday’s moto-X action at Dundowran from competing.

The dedication of several members of the club ensured the day could go ahead as they watered down the track for several days prior to the competition and stopped the dust from becoming a major issue at yesterday’s penultimate race meeting.

A truck was also used to water down the track between events yesterday, which helped to keep the dust to a minimum.

In the 5cc division, for riders aged 7 to 8, Travis Harm from Kingaroy came first while Blake Tippo was second.

In the 65cc class, for kids aged from 8 to 11, Seth Muller was first and Jack Larter was second.

Muller was also first in the mini lites event, for kids aged from 9 to 11, while Ty Palma-Lindsay was second.

In the mini lites 12 to 15 class Corey Abood was first and Ben Cook was second.

Abood was first again in the junior lites with Maryborough’s Kyle Shay finishing second.

In the senior lites Shane Little from Maryborough was first while Nathan Delfs from Hervey Bay was second.

In the senior open Reece Westle was first and Tim Kelly was second.

Jake Simpson from Childers won the clubman lites while Gayndah’s Ryan Doyle was second.

Casey Ford from Bundaberg was first in the clubman open event while Kelly was second.

In the veterans 30-39 division Barry Gilbert was first with Hervey Bay’s Michael Horninge in second place.

In the veterans 40 plus division Mark Camilleri was first and Chris Gilgen was second.

In the quad bikes Gilbert notched up another win while Reno Moras was in second place.

In the evolution class Stephen Batkines from Bundaberg was first and Mitchell Purcell was second.

Kaitlyn Tracey from Hervey Bay had a win in the ladies class.

In the enduro class Gilgen was first while Laurie Fry was second.

The Hervey Bay Mini Bike Scramble Club will hold its final race meeting on December 13 but the club will be hoping for rain ahead of that meeting – otherwise the event will have to be cancelled or the dedicated members of the club will have to water the track as thoroughly as they did before this race meeting.

“The track held up marvellously,” organiser Phil Gray said.

“We couldn’t have had a meeting without their efforts.”



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