June 23/24 saw the fourth round of the JR’s TNQMX Series return to the fast and dry Charters Towers track and once again the racing didn’t disappoint. With 111 riders all vying for points in the series and it was a fantastic weekend of racing with points in several classes being separated by a point or two in the placings.
Riders contended with a dry track with a creek crossing that was dry but midway through round 2 turned into a metre of water and track changes had to be made just to make it a little interesting.
Leading riders in some classes still have a strong hold on points but in a series like this you have to be there to maintain those placings.
The premier MX1 class is still being led by the ever-consistent Luke Weaver, but Wilson Norman is pressuring. Luke took the class win from Wilson with third to fifth places decided by a single point - Jake Edwards getting the nod over a tied Riley Norman and Brendon Grinham.
In MX2 Luke Weaver again triumphed, with Kayden Downing second and Cody Hall just four points further back.
The Junior Lites 2-stroke class was hotly contested between Deegan Mancinelli, Zachary Watson and Angus Hawkins, with Deegan taking the win over Zachary and Angus respectively.
In Junior Lites 4-stroke action, Dillon Hall led comfortably with Bhodi Simpson and Angus Hawkins filling out the podium.
In the Mini Lites 9-11yrs category, Braden Plath has consistently led the series, and won here despite close competition from Shaun Whitmore and Heath Groundwater. The older Mini Lites grade went to Zachary Watson after close contender Deegan Mancinelli had bike issues and a get off here and there.
50cc Auto has had close completion with the two lead riders of the series, Nate Von Pein and Kobe Duncan. Unfortunately, Kobe had an accident and fractured his wrist and was unable to complete the day’s racing, giving points away to Nate.
Racing hots up again for the final round on August 4/5 in Cairns, and this will be the riders’ last chance to snare valuable overall points.
We would like to wish all our fallen riders all the very best and a speedy recovery, and hopefully we see you out on the track again very soon.
Round points and overall championship points are available on Speedhive.
Hope to see you all in August for the last and final round.
Awesome pic courtesy of: Shift Media