Dirt Track titles on tomorrow
“HE’S SO FAST he scares people.”
That’s Tony Cougle’s opinion of one of the riders that will be competing at Maryborough’s Action Park on the weekend. And the rider, Gympie’s Joel Kelso, is only seven years old.
Cougle, who helps organise the event, has plenty of reasons to be looking forward to the action at the Wide Bay Dirt Track Titles tomorrow and Kelso is just one of them.
Several local riders have also piqued his interest, including Maryborough’s David McDonald, who will be competing in the two stroke class and the all powers event as well as the post classic solo.
Beau Pearson, 15, will also be showing off his skills in the junior classes, including the 250cc four-stroke and the 125cc two-stroke classes.
But that’s not all.
Megan Allen, the number one female competitor in Queensland, will be racing in the women’s class and against the men in the all powers class tomorrow.
“She’s fast. She was down here last weekend.”
The side cars class and the quads will also be entertaining to watch, Cougle said.
Ron Beaver, 78, will be competing in the post classic class and Cougle is keen to see how he goes.
Brisbane rider Don Newell, who is “about 80”, will also be competing, Cougle said.
There will be about 60 riders taking part in 53 events over 17 classes on the day.
Forty of the riders will compete in the senior division and 20 in the junior classes.
Riders from the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, Gympie, Maryborough, Hervey Bay Mundubbera, Nanango and Townsville will be competing in the event.
The gates open at 7am and racing will start at 9.30am. The program will finish about 4pm.
Riders will be briefed about 8.45am and will then perform two test rides around the course.
The canteen will open at 7.30am and the bar will open at 10am.