This year's WoW MX series is unlocking all the juiciest dirt to roost, and the coming second round at the Goondiwindi motocross track will be no exception.
At one time one of the most popular venues on the south-east circuit, Gundy hasn’t been utilised as a competition venue in recent years, but that’s all about to change as WoW comes to town.
With the catchphrase "Ride Like a Girl" as its proud slogan, the WoW (Women on Wheels series) is a concept designed to help grow a brand-new crop of quick chicks across all grades and showcase Queensland’s fastest females from all disciplines.
The formula proved its validity at last month’s first round at Queensland Moto Park, which saw an off-road racer win C Grade, a motocrosser win B Grade, and a 6-time Australian Dirt Track Champion come out on top in A Grade.
Approaching round two, the Goondiwindi track 350 kilometres west of Brisbane will add an exciting level playing field to the mix when it comes back on line, for competitors who’ve had little if any exposure to it.
“It's a faster track that will suit a broad range of experience,” says Goondiwindi Motorcycle Club President Alan Taylor, “with black soil, a screened river-sand section and a few gullies as well. We have a pretty long start straight to test out their late-braking, a few big sweeper corners and some tighter S-bends.
“It’s even better when it's wet, so it'll be muddy for the first couple of rounds, just to keep the dust down.”
Interest in the second round is growing rapidly according to Series Coordinator Mel Stagg, with entries exceeding the same point prior to last round.
“We’ve had lots of interest with this round at the Gundy track,” said Mel, “with many people interested in having a two-day event to enjoy some fresh ground and make the trip worthwhile.”
“After the opening round we’ve had a tremendous amount of product support from both inside and outside the industry, and we’ll be raffling off a huge bag of prizes at the event, and then pumping all that into prizemoney for the girls.”
The three-round series is still wide open in all categories, and the girls have even more incentive to push hard for good results in light of the regrading which will occur in July after the Queensland Women’s Motocross Championship.
For more information, visit the WoW MX series page or contact Mel Stagg on 0427 768 711.
Supp regs are available
Entries are open
on Ridernet, and close on April 12
WoW Motocross Series Dates:
Round 1 - (QMP), April 14/15
Round 2 - Goondiwindi, May 19/20
Round 3 - Warwick, June 9/10.
Race cool tracks * Meet new friends * Get faster * Get smarter * Ride like a Girl!
Pics: Gundy track as seen from a piece of flying roost, first corner WoW action from QMP, and series contenders Charlotte Gamble and Briony Hendrickson go at it - Action shots John Pinnell