OLD WEAPONS GLEAM AGAIN READY FOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

OLD WEAPONS GLEAM AGAIN READY FOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Author: Media/Thursday, May 16, 2019/Categories: State News

Gleaming plastics, perfect paintwork and shiny alloy, seen on bikes that nowadays only exist in partial decay in the backs of old sheds and on the premises of motorcycle wreckers – that’s the attraction.
Well, part of it. The other part - when the Queensland Post Classic Championships are kick-started into life on the weekend of May 25 and 26 – will be the spectacle of said machines revving and sliding and flying just like they used to.
The post-classic period includes Pre-85 to 1994, so you could see a YZ465G like the legend Stephen Gall used to win the 1980 Mister Motocross title.
Behind that, maybe a 1994 Kawasaki KX250 like the one Acacia Ridge hero Peter Melton raced at the Boondall Entertainment Centre in the year of his second Australian Supercross Championship.
The Queensland Vintage Motocross Club inc, in conjunction with Queensland Moto Park will be promoting the 2019 Queensland Post Classic Motocross Championships at Queensland Moto Park, Goan Road, Coulson, on the 25th and 26th of May.
The meeting will have all the Post Classic classes with scrutineering on Saturday and racing on Sunday. Come out and watch the modern classic bikes and riders from days gone by.
Aside from some fantastic restored bikes. Saturday will feature the Dust Hustle fun event, complete with an after party on the Saturday night. There will be food and drink at that event, so come out and make a weekend of it. Spectating at the Post Classic is free on the Sunday, although there is a charge for the Dust Hustle on Saturday.
The National Track at QMP will be used for these Championships so it will be independent from the rest of the park activities. We will use a slightly shorter version of the track for these Championships. Apart from when part of the track was used for Day in the Dirt this will be the first time the track has been used for Motocross racing. The track is a fast wide flowing track that will produce great racing. Club sponsors Craig Wills from CD Excavation and Shane Chestnut from Equipment Direct International (EDI) will be helping to prepare and water the track.
The Championship classes will be:-
Pre ’85, Pre ‘90 and Pre ‘95 bikes in 125cc, 250cc and 500cc (263 and over) classes, as well as Pre ’85 and Pre ‘90 Sidecars,
Up to Pre ‘95 Women’s class
Up to Pre ‘90 Four-stroke class
and an Evolution Unlimited support class

The Post Classic era is when the bikes developed into what motocross is now. Eighties star James Deakin, Carmart.com at Caboolture is not only sponsoring the Championships but he is also racing. Deakin famously finished fourth in the premier class at the 2017 Vintage Motocross of Nations at Farleigh Castle after starting the event in the second wave of riders 10 seconds behind. He’s going back to Farleigh in September this year, to finish off what he started.

For further information please contact Kevin Mortimer 0408705606
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