This weekend's Classic Dirt Track National Championships at Mich Doohan Raceway, Nudgee, looks sure to be a cracker, and Colin Metcher updates us with the latest.
"A full eighty-six entrants totalling approximately 280 bikes will make this year's Classic Dirt Track National Championship the biggest field for many years.
Machines range from a 1939 M21 BSA (same model as used for the British and allied military forces in World War Two) to 1984 Husqvarna. The range of countries and manufacturers is much wider than in modern competition with machines from Spain, Sweden, Germany, Czechoslavakia, USA Japan and Great Britain. Riders hail from all states of Australia and range in age from 16 to 80 years. The feature class is the spectacular Sliders, which have been dormant in recent years but have come back with a vengeance for this event. The Battle of the British Twins is another exciting innovation with the sound of a full grid of thundering twin-cylinder big capacity machines sure to stir the blood. Several reigning champions are defending their titles so competion will be intense. Racing is Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July at Mick Doohan Raceway Nudgee and spectators are welcome."