Sunshine State Series Round 5 Recap

Sunshine State Series Round 5 Recap

Author: Media/Tuesday, June 28, 2016/Categories: State News


    Despite having to cancel the last round at Coolum due to bad weather, the RXT Shell Sunshine State Series bounced back into full swing at Chinchilla on the weekend (25 – 26 June, 2016).

    After the club has had a long absence from the Sunshine State series, it was great to return to what was considered by many to be the best track and venue of the series so far.

    Although the icy cold conditions were a little bit deterring for most, once the gates dropped and racing was underway there was nothing stopping everyone from having a great weekend.

    A big congratulations has to go to Chinchilla club for their effort and involvement leading up to and including the weekend for their round of the series. Although it’s not always the track which reflects on the amount of riders injured at a race meeting, I think it’s safe to say that the track preparation and how it formed for the weekends racing, definitely contributed to the event having hardly any injuries and being such a success.

    It’s great to see the amount of competitors still racing at each round. Numbers have barely dropped throughout the series, and although we lost potentially the biggest round at Coolum after being cancelled, it’s still awesome to see the rounds towards the end of the series, and those hosted furthest away from the Brisbane area, with a turnout like we saw at Chinchilla over the weekend.  

    A massive thank you to our sponsors as always for being a part of the Series.

    With only one round to go at Echo Valley, we are excited to see what’s in store to finish off the series. There has definitely been some of the best racing on hand at each round.

    Some mentions and classes to keep an eye on at the final round with close battles to decide the championship winner -

    Clubman MX2 - Kye Orchard, Trae Kuehn and Conor Walton - Only 9 points separating the top 3.

    Clubman MX2- Bailey Davis and James Burton with only 1 point separating them heading into the final round

    The Intermediate MX1 has a mixed bag of results at each round

    Deegan Mancinelli and Noah Smerdon will battle it out in the 9-11yrs Mini Lites with only 3 points separating them

    The Junior Lites 2 stroke class is always great racing and it’s a close battle between Jack Kukas and Jake Williams who are battling it out between young and old in their division

    Final Round Presentation


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