It's that time of the year, and mid-winter will be the time for deciding just who will be the next Queensland Motocross Champion.
The Qld Motocross Subcommittee is pleased to announce that the Queensland Motocross Championships will be hosted over two rounds at Rockhampton and Hervey Bay.
Dual Queensland Champion Kaleb Barham is currently in the middle of a 10-day recovery after mid-year surgery to remove some hardware from his repaired ankle, but is excited at the prospect of defending the two number one plates he gained last year on two top-quality tracks.
“Rockhampton had that grey-black sand a bit similar to Coolum, but I believe that mostly got washed away in the flood and they rebuilt it with new material,” said Barham. “I haven't ridden it since the changes, but I've heard nothing but good things about it. It sounds like it will whoop up and rut up, so it should be very entertaining for the two days.
“Hervey Bay has the coolest start straight. It's sand-based, so the preparation Saturday night will determine if Sunday becomes about racing or whether it becomes about survival!
“Now with the metal out of my ankle I'm looking forward to getting to Conondale and getting a start at a national-level track and building up towards the states. I'm definitely looking forward to it.”
Barham has no idea who he’ll have to beat to win another Queensland Championship (or two), but he’s up for the challenge, whatever it is.
“I've no idea who will turn up. Luke Weaver will line up I’m sure, Richie Evans I'd say as well, though I'm not 100% sure. I'll just go there with an open mind and give it some.”
Queensland Motocross Championships:
Round 1 - Rockhampton 7th/8th July 2018 Entries here
Round 2 - Hervey Bay 28th/29th July 2018
Championship QMX 1 (255cc and above)
Championship QMX 2 (up to 250cc)
Support Class (Clubman) and Non-Qualifiers QMX1
Support Class (Clubman) and Non-Qualifiers QMX2
All Junior classes from Junior Lites 2 and 4-stroke down to 50cc Auto class (Junior classes are restricted to 40 riders).
Note: The Support Class can be directly entered by Clubman Graded riders. Pro and Intermediate riders must enter the Championship class, and any that do not qualify in the top 40 will then be moved to the Non-Qualifier/Support class.
The cost of entering the Queensland Motocross Championships is:
$160 Seniors per round
$130 Juniors per round
Camping is available at both rounds @ $25 per round.
Entries will be available through Ridernet.
For further information please contact Rachelle Houterman (Race Secretary) on 0423 112 171 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org