Queensland’s premier Motocross event moves to Mackay this weekend (August 13 – 14), and hosting club, Mackay Junior Motocross Club, say they’re excited to bring the Yamaha Queensland Motocross Championships to the region.
Held over two rounds in 2016, the Motocross Championships will start at Mackay, before wrapping up at Hervey Bay Motocross Club at the end of August.
Round 1 will see qualified riders from all over the Sunshine State battling it out for the rights to the No. 1 Motocross number plate for 2017.
Freestyle Motocross extraordinaire Robbie Marshall is once again coordinating the Series.
Marshall has a wealth of experience in motorcycle sport, having ridden for Australia at the Freestyle Motocross of Nations, performed regular stunt shows at Movie World on the Gold Coast, and even appeared as a stunt double on the most recent Mad Max film.
Marshall says he’s excited to bring the Championships to Mackay, and couldn’t do so without the help of all his sponsors.
“A big thank you to Yamaha for jumping onboard the Queensland Motocross Championships again in 2016, and to Motorex Oils for their continued support,” he says.
“2016 is the first year in Queensland Motocross history that riders have had to qualify through a regional series for the Championships, and it has certainly created a lot more interest and prestige in the event.”
Local rider Ryan Eden will be vying for a State Title in the MX2 / Senior Lites Class.
Eden qualified for the Championship following his result in the MPE Central Queensland Motocross Series, where he placed second in his class, just three points behind frontrunner Luke Weaver.
Some of Queensland’s best riders will be joining Eden in Mackay, including Brendan Swaffield, Luke Weaver, Trae Kuhn, Reece Rayner and more.
Series Coordinator Robbie Marshall will be splitting his duties between running the event and riding for a State Championship title in the MX1 class.
Catch all the action at Riverside Raceway, 4 Hume St, Mackay, on both Saturday and Sunday from 9am. Gate entry costs are $25 per family, $10 for adults, and $5 per child/pensioner.