Mountain Man making a big comeback in 2015

Mountain Man making a big comeback in 2015

Author: Media/Thursday, September 03, 2015/Categories: State News

Echo Valley will be hosting the 40th Anniversary of Mountain Man Motocross on November 7 – 8, 2015.

It is being promoted as a joint venture by The Toowoomba Motorcycle Club, Queensland Vintage Motocross Club and Toowoomba Motocross Club’. They have joined forces to not only celebrate 40 years since the inaugural 1975 Mountain Man Motocross event,  but also to celebrate the achievement of all the past winners by having them there to witness the stars of today battle for glory as they once did, to win the Mountain Man Motocross crown.

The 40th Anniversary will re-establish the Mountain Man Motocross event and introduce the current MX racers and followers to a spectacular once a year event where future stars of Mountain Man Motocross are born.

The challenging nature of Echo Valley will see the current top professional riders have their chance to become legends of the Mountain Man Motocross event with just one to be crowned champion for 2015.

Charity Dinner

The Event is supporting two charities, 'Riders Against Depression' assisted by Brisbane Motorcycle Club and ‘Ride 4 Disabled’ (R4D) as founded by Harley Quinlan and Ford Dale.

Tickets will be available for the Charity dinner to be held on the Saturday night, this will be attended by the legends and current stars of motocross and you are welcome to be part of this special fundraising event. Some very special items have been acquired and will be auctioned along with many silent action items.

Events

The weekend motocross events program will see the;
•    Mountain Man Motocross open unlimited class event
•    Mountain Man Sidecars - Unlimited
•    Mountain Man Juniors - 13-15 years inclusive 125cc 2 stroke / 250cc 4 stroke
•    Pre 78 Unlimited - Includes Pre 75 Unlimited
•    Pre 85/Evo Unlimited
•    Pre 95/90 Unlimited
•    Golden Tyre125 Cup (2stroke only) Control Tyre
                                         
Motorcycling Queensland has given this meeting ‘Featured Event’ status on the motorcycling calendar.

The Mountain Man Motocross committee is made up of a dedicated group of passionate Motocross enthusiasts. There is an abundance of experience to make this event as big and significant as it was through the 70's and 80's.

The Echo Valley circuit from its beginning was regarded as one of the best Motocross tracks in Australia. The challenging elevation of the track had not been witnessed in Australia before 1975 when the first Mountain Man Motocross was held. Described as European style, it started the evolution of tracks being developed around the country and to this day is still one of the most spectacular places to race and for spectators to see up close high flying, beam blasting, handlebar to handlebar racing action.

Spectators will hear commentary and interviews from the ‘Motor Mouth’ of Motocross Mr Bob Johnson, a legend in his own right. He will delve into the past with all the previous winners of Mountain Man and talk with the current stars when giving their impression of what it takes to be a champion of Motocross and conquer the Echo Valley circuit.

Past winning legends will be riding parade laps at midday on replica bikes; the same as they rode back when they won the Mountain Man Motocross crown. All winning bikes will be on display in the VIP/Legends tent.

Mountain Man Motocross posters will be available at the VIP tent where spectators can meet the legends and current pro riders, get autographs and inspect the vintage and current race bikes during the day.

Mountain Man Motocross, past winners;

•    1975                     Garry Flood                        Bultaco Persang 370 (Coming)
•    1976                     Peter Boyle                        Suzuki RM 370            (Coming
•    1977                     Stephen Gall                      Yamaha YZ 400 C/D  (Las Vegas)
•    1978                     Pele Granquist                   Husqvarna 390         (Coming)
•    1979                     Pele Granquist                   Husqvarna 390
•    1980                     Robert (Beetle) Bailey      Husqvarna 390        (Coming)
•    1981                     Anthony Gunter                Kawasaki KX 500     (Coming)
•    1982                     Stephen Gall                      Yamaha YZ 490 K        
•    1983                     Dave Armstrong                Honda CR 480            (Coming)
•    1984                     Jeff Leisk                             Honda CR 500 RE       (Coming)
•    1985                     Dave Armstrong                Honda CR 500 RF      (Coming)
•    1986                     Craig Dack                          Honda CR 500 RG       (Coming)
•    1987                     Craig Dack                          Honda CR 500 RH
•    1988                     Jeff Leisk                             Honda CR 500 RK
•    1989                     Glen Bell                             Honda CR 500 RK       (Coming)
•    1997                     Troy Carroll                        Honda CR 500             (Coming)
•    2015                     TBA

Echo Valley in its natural amphitheatre allows for a great range of spectator vantage points to see the high flying action as the stars of today battle it out testing the speed and endurance of their motocross athleticism over 3 x 10minute back to back and 1 x 35 minute + 2 laps Motos for just one to be crowned, ‘Mountain Man Motocross champion of 2015’.


Inquire about our Spectator group concessions

Mountain Man Motocross 40th Anniversary welcomes spectators. Spectators are high on our priority list for bus groups, motorcycle groups and private vehicles. If you’re coming for the whole weekend, Saturday there is support racing and Mountain Man practice at Echo Valley then Saturday night you can attend the Charity dinner and meet the legends of motocross and the current top pro riders with the opportunity to bid on some amazing items.

We are endeavouring to have special accommodation deals for groups planning on coming for the weekend.

Available is special group concessional admission tickets to the track for clubs or social groups, shops or industry groups to have a real spectacular social event by attending Mountain Man Motocross by bus or bike, bus goers enjoying the social advantages of not driving and without the parking costs and concerns.  

When was the last time like-minded people took off for a special event by bike or bus enjoying admission concessions and free VIP parking directly into the venue above the highest point of Echo Valley’s amphitheatre?


Private vehicle spectators;

Secure off street parking in Freyling Park is easily located at the Southern end of the New England Highway (Cnr. Ruthven and Nelsen Streets) just 800m from the track. It’s a simple stroll up to the gate, or jump on the shuttle bus with entrance ticketing direct into the Echo Valley complex, either way you are assured of no parking hassles or parking infringements.

Make sure to visit the Mountain Man Facebook page to see up to date news as we close in on the most talked about Motocross meeting not seen for a long time.


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