Keppel Coast Dirt Bike Club hosted the first Yeppoon EnduroX on August 22. Promoter Paul Warr lets us know how the day went:
The Yeppoon EnduroX attracted a large crowd who took advantage of the many spectator friendly areas and grandstand seating around our newly built track.
An event that particularly appealed to the crowds was the one lap timed "shootout" at the end of the day. The shootout saw the best Senior riders versus the best Junior rider. Three great local businesses owners (MEM Mining Equipment Maintenance, Capricorn Coast Sand & Soil, and Barlows Earthmoving) pooled their money together and offered up a $750 prize purse and the winner would take all.
After a few of our riders set down some pretty smart times, Robert Nowak (Snr pro class) then laid down a 1min 57sec lap time.
Brisbane based Junior Lites Rider Fraser Higlett then set down a real show stopper of the hot lap to beat Nowak's time and rode a 1min 55sec hot lap, proving to the crowd, just why he is Australia's fastest Junior after this winning the Australian Off-road Championships (AORC) walking away $750 richer for setting down a lap record
I'm really proud of the members of Keppel Coast Dirtbike Club, my volunteer team of track builders and all Volunteers and Officials who helped out to make the day a great success.
I could not have done this without the great "community spirited" businesses who supported the event, it has been a very humbling experience to get to know these great sponsors personally!
Watch this space......We'll be back!
1st Robert Nowak
2nd Ruben Chadwick
3rd Simon Van Someren
1st Benjamin Russell
2nd Brodie Crane
3rd Seeton Battle
1st Melissa Bruce
2nd Ainsleighh Ross
3rd Georgia DeBoni
1st Jason Rice
2nd Leigh Pollard
3rd Justin Burgess
1st Dudley Duffy
2nd Ben Waters
3rd Eric Beckmann
1st Fraser Higlett
2nd Jack Williams
3rd Jaymie Warr
Photos thanks to Troy & Selina Pears