Gum Valley Motorcycle Club will be holding the Steve
Dinsdale Memorial on October 10 – 11.
This year the event will be held as a Motocross event and will attract many of
the top local riders. The VMX Club has teamed with Gum Valley and will have
vintage race classes on the Sunday as well.
Steve Dinsdale took up motocross in 1977 at the age of 12 and quickly proved
his talent by winning numerous Central Queensland titles. He went on to win
nine Queensland titles and took out Mackay's most famous race, the iconic King
of the Beach at Grasstree, three times.
He took a break from motocross in 1986 to start a
cane-harvesting business, and went on to become one of the most successful
harvesting contractors in the Mackay district.
He made a comeback to riding in 1987 when he placed fourth
in the Australian Mr Motocross Series, which could be described as his major
achievement in racing.
Steve was Gum Valley’s inaugural president and one of the
clubs founders. He was active in all aspects of racing in the CQ area from
coaching, track preparation, and club officials as well as a well-known racer.
The event will start
from midday Saturday and all day Sunday. It will be fully catered by the local
CWA ladies and the entrance fee will be $10 per car.
To nominate for the event go to www.nominate.com.au. Supp regs available for download here.