On the weekend of November 26 – 27, the Rockhampton and District Motocross Club (RADMX) held their Inaugural Rocky Raiser, an initiative by club member Debbie Dark to give back to our community. Each year the clubs hopes to continue the Rocky Raiser raising funds for different foundations that touch the Motocross community.
In 2016 Debbie lost her father Tim Busk to lung cancer, and she used this as her inspiration to organize the event with all proceeds going to the Queensland Cancer Council.
“Within our small Motocross community we have a number of friends fighting this terrible disease,” she says.
“If the funds raised help in any small way to make this journey easier then we have succeeded in our fundraising venture.”
The first Rocky Raiser raised just over $3,500 for the Queensland Cancer Council, and had the support of nearly 100 riders and over 60 business’s donated to the event.
Saturday morning the riders got in a four hour practice session, with a break in the middle part of the day where the sun was at its peak. The afternoon resumed with 2 and 3 lap sprint races, which was made more exciting with the added $50 holeshot award for each class.
Saturday evening was a Sausage Sizzle and a Multi-Draw raffle with over 60 prizes and was supported by well by all riders and their families. Sunday morning was wrapped up with 2 rounds of racing bringing the event to a close around 12:30pm with everyone staying around for the presentations.
“The feedback we’ve had so far has been fantastic, everyone loved the format and can’t wait for the Rocky Raiser in 2017,” says Debbie.
“The club would like to thank MQ, Riders, Supporters, Sponsors and their families for supporting the Inaugural Rocky Raiser!”
(Photos thanks to Tony Clark / TC Photographics)