This weekend Conondale will play host to Round 6 of the Pirelli MX Nationals, and bring a staggering $350,000 into the Sunshine Coast, with motels booked out weeks prior and restaurants to see lines out the door.
The world-class Green Park Conondale venue this weekend will see thousands of fans flock to the track to see the riders return from their 5-week, mid-season break.
MX Nationals Series Promoter Kevin Williams explained that the venue is well equipped to welcome thousands of motocross fans and the track will be prepared to a world-class standard.
“The Pirelli MX Nationals is a very important event, not only for the club, but for the region. With Conondale again hosting a national event of this size it will bring a staggering $350,000 into the local region as well as keep the venue on the radar. And it provides the sport in the area with fantastic national exposure”, shared Williams.
“We of course have a number of riders competing from Australia such as two-time defending MX1 champion and current red plate holder Dean Ferris, but also international competitors such as New Zealanders Hamish Harwood, Kane Lamont and Rhys Carter, who add extra depth to the racing and is fantastic for our series and for the local fans who are planning on coming out to watch the races this weekend” said Williams
So, who will finish on top when gates drop this coming Sunday? Will it be the 2017 star Ferris or will his fierce competitor Gibbs have found the extra needed speed over the mid-season break to take the top spot.
2016 and 2017 Thor MX1 champion Dean Ferris won an exceptional 17 races throughout the 2017 season, Dean will come back after the 5 week mid-season break this weekend holding the red plate after a dominant first four rounds with only one second place, after factory Husqvarna rider Kade Mosig took the last race win at Round five at Murray Bridge before the mid-season break. One rider who won’t be letting the CDR Yamaha Monster Energy rider out of his sights is current second-placed rider in the championship, Mitch Evans. And now that Mosig has that first place feeling, we are confident that this weekend will display the best racing of the series so far.
The depth of talent isn’t limited to the MX1 class, this year MX2 has a world-class level of skilled talent spread across the gate, with the likes of 2017 MX2 runner up Wilson Todd, who struggled with the conditions at round one, but managed to get on the podium at round 2 in Appin and take home the top spot and the red plate after the grueling double header at Wonthaggi, Todd maintained a comfortable points lead going into the break, as well as all our home grown talent, you can never overlook the international talent of Hamish Harwood.
Finally, the Pirelli MXD category will showcase plenty of future talent this weekend.
Throw in the action packed feature class, factory trucks in pit lane, and entertainment for the kids, and the fastest riders in the country, Round 6 of the Pirelli MX Nationals at Green Park Conondale this weekend is an event not to be missed.
For more information on the Pirelli MX Nationals, including ticket prices and race schedule, head to www.mxnationals.com.au
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