Well it’s a wrap for 2018 - the KTM SEQJMX Series for this year is done and dusted, and series Coordinator Anne Polsoni gives us the quick rundown on what again was the biggest series in recent years:
“We had tracks with a difference starting at Coolum for a play in the sand, heading up to Bundaberg for a quick lap on the hard pack, over to Conondale for some natural terrain (and a play in the creek after a hot days riding) and the decider at Kilcoy - some hard pack racing on Saturday followed by a wet track on Sunday, due to a big Saturday afternoon storm. The different conditions tested every rider’s skill level and showcased some excellent racing.
“This popularity of the series continues to improve, with entry numbers increasing again this year and a total of 1382 riders competing. Some riders chose to compete in two classes, so a total of 1614 bikes lined up throughout the course of the series. Riders as young as four took to the track in the 50cc Demonstration class, while Vets in their 50’s raced every round.
“It was good to see full grids before the closing dates, especially in the C-grade classes, and seniors filled up quickly every round. I think because it’s a laid-back series, where there’s no pressure to win.
“The series catered for all skill and age levels, with the C-grade Juniors getting their own race, meaning a big step in confidence for the lucky ones who stood on the podium.
“But it’s not just about self-improvement; this series has a big focus on fun for all the riders and families. That means smiles in the pits, making new friends and frequently having a laugh, while still having a competitive day.
“With 29 classes, we have a massive list of winners and place getters, so we won’t list them here. All results can be found on https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1614911 and championship points are found by clicking on the blue championship button.
“Jett Alsop made it a double by taking home the big KTM Trophy again this year, for bringing home his 85cc KTM in first place in all 12 races over the series.
“There are a lot of people to thank for the series just concluded, who helped put in a huge effort over the course of four rounds. We couldn’t do it without the help and support of all our sponsors, officials, volunteers and all the riders and their families for their dedication – thankyou to you all.
“Even though it’s only been over for two days we’ve already been asked about next year. I’ll be back (at this stage) and it’s apparent there is no shortage of potential venues, so it will be exciting to see how it shapes up.”