The crowd at Emerald was treated to racing at its best as 230
bikes turned up for round one of the CQMX series. The Emerald track was fast and
open, and it generated some great racing over on Saturday.
Saturday night saw the sky open for some much-needed rain,
which unfortunately forgot to go away, leading to the cancellation of Sunday’s
Racing in both the Senior Lites and Open classes saw tight
racing between the top three. Luke Weaver took out book classes, with Ryan Eden
and Jake Valinoti second and third in the Opens, and Valinoti second and Eden
third in the Lites.
Tye Jones shone on the weekend taking out both classes in
Junior Lites 2-stroke and 4-stroke, followed by Zackary Watson and Arran
Humphries in third.
It was great to catch up with Rod Faggotter, who placed
second in the Masters Clubman behind Rocky rider Peter Stapleton, and ahead of third-placed
The Ladies had good numbers in their class, with ladies
number one Nicole Kenny taking first ahead of Ashleigh Thomson and Kirra Lee
In the Mini Lites 12 yrs class, Brad West showed a clean set
of heals, taking the top place on the podium. Kobie Drew took the checkered
flag twice, taking the win in the Mini Lites 9 years.
The 65cc classes did it tough in the heavy conditions in the
1st moto, and first home in the 7-9 yrs was Beau Tate, with Cooper
Downing taking out second place and Lachlan Polson third.
Racing was close in the 65cc 10-12 years between Thomas Wood,
Kobe Drew and Wyatt Hair, who finished in that order for the weekend. Senior
support classes saw some surprises with the racing and the outcomes, with Kam
Watson, Corey Maguire and Jaden Riley finishing in that order for overall
points for Lites Support, and in Open support Jeremy Pickering taking the top
spot in front of Nicole Kenny and Mitchell Ohl.
The always entertaining 50cc class saw Cooper Downing taking the checker in 1st
place , with Isaac Brady in 2nd place and 3rd place Bella
We now roll on to Rockhampton on March 10/11, where it will
be interesting to see the changes in podiums going from semi hard-packed to a softer
surface at Six Mile Raceway.
A big thank you to Terry Hill for the great Photos.