AIROH SERIES OPENER - COORDINATOR'S VIEW
The state's biggest motocross series drew hundreds
of pumped-up throttle twisters to Hervey Bay for some high-quality skids at the
series opener last weekend.
Over 400 riders and 457 bikes took part in the round, which
is a whole lot of organisation by anyone's measure, so we checked in with the
boss to see how it all went.
Former Queensland Motocross Champion Jason Watson was busy
with all the usual event aftermath activity, but very happy with the first
episode of the new series.
"The event went very well with rider and spectator
numbers better than last year," he said.
"The weather conditions made things tough - we had two
very hot days and with the wind drying things out as well, the track got
rougher than we'd seen in ten years.
"The crew worked until 9pm Saturday night finishing up
the track for the next day, and then started watering again 5am Sunday morning,
as well as 4-5 more times during the Sunday.
"But the riders went away happy. It was great to see a
lot of new faces and people coming back into the sport, and a couple of clubman
riders surprised me with their form.
"It was also good to see so many of the junior kids and
parents stay for 2-3 rounds of racing on Sunday.
"So congratulations to all the riders and the Airoh
organising team, and a big thanks to the Hervey Bay club and its volunteers.
I've already had a few emails this morning from riders who enjoyed themselves
and were very satisfied.
"Now it's media commitments today and then straight
into the next one, which is at Coolum in two weeks."
Results and Image album coming soon.