MPE CQMX Series Begins

MPE CQMX Series Begins

Author: Media/Wednesday, March 07, 2018/Categories: State News

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.

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 Nathan Webber.

The Ladies had good numbers in their class, with ladies number one Nicole Kenny taking first ahead of Ashleigh Thomson and Kirra Lee Baxter.

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 Burke.

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.



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