Nats Champion Ferris is a Fan of the Airoh Series

Nats Champion Ferris is a Fan of the Airoh Series

Author: Media/Wednesday, February 14, 2018/Categories: State News

Two-time MX Nats Champion Dean Ferris is pumped and ready for action coming into this weekend's opening round of the 2018 Airoh MX Series Sunshine State.
Queensland's biggest motocross series, the Airoh combines many of the state's best tracks and best riders over six rounds ranging north to Hervey Bay, through Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, and west to Toowoomba, Warwick and Chinchilla.
Ferris ran away with last year's MX Nationals series in a dominant display by the Yamaha-mounted number 1 plate holder, and he considers the Sunshine State series a valuable part of his build up into this year's MX Nats.
"The series is a really good training ground for the MX Nationals," said the 27-year-old from Kyogle, "both for preparation, and to stay sharp once they start.
"There are some really good tracks in South-East Queensland and the series takes advantage of that fact. It includes a couple of the nationals tracks so I get some extra practice on those, and they're often really competitive, so it's perfect race practice.
"Also the Sunshine Series really laid the foundation for my own pro career, so I like to go there and watch the juniors coming through and say g'day to them throughout the weekend - hopefully I can inspire some juniors as well."
This weekend's opener should see plenty of fireworks, with plenty of Australia's and Queensland's best junior and elite riders in attendance including U19 National Champion and current MX2 Vice Champion Wilson Todd, as well as dual Queensland title holder Kaleb Barham.
The gates drop for round one this Sunday at Mal Watson Park, 210 Dundowran Rd. Wallagan (Hervey Bay).

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