Queensland Motocrossers are revved and ready for the second round of the RXT Shell Sunshine State Series, to be held at Tivoli this weekend (April 9 – 10).
It’s South East Queensland’s pinnacle Motocross series, acting as a qualifier for the State Motocross Championships.
In the Pro MX1 class, rider Brendan Swaffield will be making the trip from Rockhampton, and looks set to continue his strong form from Round 1. Swaffield will no doubt face competition from Zak Small, after the two tied on points last round.
In the MX2 class, Jesse Madden and Nick Sutherland are sure to shake up the competition. The two talented riders missed the first round, and will be looking to make up for lost points at Tivoli.
Race Secretary Rachelle Houterman, says the round is shaping up to be a good one.
“The volunteers at Moreton and Districts Motocross Club always host a good meeting, and have been busy getting things in place for round two,” she says.
“Many local Ipswich riders will be turning out to support the series, and there’s sure to be some great competition this round.”
After Round One, Jesse Dobson, Kade Mossig, Kirk Gibbs, Brendan Swaffield and Zak Small all sit in the top five for qualifying for the Queensland Championships. This order is likely to change, with competitors needing to keep their scores up over six rounds of competition at the Sunny State Series.
Spectators are welcome to come and check out the action from 8am on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday costs are $2 per child, $5 per adult and $10 a family. Sunday costs are $5 a child, $10 an adult, and $20 a family. Racing starts at 8am both days.
Tivoli Raceway is located on the corner of Brodzig Road and Coal Road, Chuwar.
(Photo thanks to Thea Taylor)