Two-time MX Nats Champion Dean Ferris is pumped and ready for action
coming into this weekend's opening round of the 2018 Airoh MX Series Sunshine
Queensland's biggest motocross series, the Airoh combines many of the
state's best tracks and best riders over six rounds ranging north to Hervey Bay,
through Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, and west to Toowoomba, Warwick and
Ferris ran away with last year's MX Nationals series in a dominant
display by the Yamaha-mounted number 1 plate holder, and he considers the
Sunshine State series a valuable part of his build up into this year's MX Nats.
"The series is a really good training ground for the MX
Nationals," said the 27-year-old from Kyogle, "both for preparation,
and to stay sharp once they start.
"There are some really good tracks in South-East Queensland and
the series takes advantage of that fact. It includes a couple of the nationals
tracks so I get some extra practice on those, and they're often really
competitive, so it's perfect race practice.
"Also the Sunshine Series really laid the foundation for my own
pro career, so I like to go there and watch the juniors coming through and say
g'day to them throughout the weekend - hopefully I can inspire some juniors as
This weekend's opener should see plenty of fireworks, with plenty of
Australia's and Queensland's best junior and elite riders in attendance
including U19 National Champion and current MX2 Vice
Champion Wilson Todd, as well as dual Queensland title holder Kaleb Barham.
The gates drop for round one this Sunday at Mal Watson Park, 210
Dundowran Rd. Wallagan (Hervey Bay).