Steamy conditions and a tougher than normal track
couldn’t stop the actual Dean Ferris, the army of Nippers who want to be Dean
Ferris, or the several hundred people in between from enjoying an epic Airoh
series outing at Coolum for round two.
More than 460 bikes packed the venue - just reward for the club following a maximal
effort after 300mm of rain the weekend before!
“The club couldn’t even start working on the track until Tuesday after they
had pumped enough water away,” said Series
Coordinator Jason Watson.
“It was a major effort from them and everyone
Saturday saw the juniors out with plenty of tough
racing, big classes and full start grids.
“For the second round in a row, lots of juniors again gained knowledge on how
to ride a rough track.
“The officials and volunteers all put in a big effort and everything went off
well without a hitch.
"On Sunday the seniors had another big day, and the
racing was next level, with national riders Mitch Evans, Dean Ferris and Kirk Gibbs
all showing us what it's about.”
went out early with a crash over a small whoops section. Mitch put it to Dean a
little bit, but Ferris eventually came out on top and showed everyone why he's Australia’s
It was the same in the Lites category, where
Wilson Todd fought off Nathan Crawford and Richard Evans for the gold.
“Evans put it all together and showed he’s in
contention for a good year in the MX Nationals.
“The clubbies too really showed that we have got
a lot of talent coming into the seniors. They bulldogged it all the way
through, and stayed strong all day.
“We started off women’s week well with big fields
of women, and they all stuck it out right to the end - we didn’t lose any
riders there – even showing some of the boys how to do it!”
1. Dean FERRIS 105
2. Kaleb BARHAM 90
3. Liam WALSH 77
1. Wilson TODD 102
2. Nathan CRAWFORD 97
3. Richard EVANS 92
1. Chelsea CARTER 105
2. Lauren JONES 96
3. Britney BOYCE 90
Airoh series round 2 full results here: