Motorcycling Australia (MA) has opened applications from suitably qualified clubs and/or promoters who are interested in hosting the Australian dirt track Championships in 2022. MA is accepting applications to host a number of 2022 Championships ... Read More
Official in Focus - Lynn ThomsonIf you’ve been around the CQ motocross scene in the last 10 years, and more specifically at a round or two of the Central Highlands and Coalfields interclub Series (motocross), you’ve probably met Lynn Thomson.‘The CH’ is an interclub between five clubs, which Lynn says was started because the clubs in the Central Highlands and Coalfields areas were too small for club days.“When a lot of the people that organised it in the last eight years all left, I was worried that the series would disappear,” says Lynn, “so I’ve been the coordinator for the last eight years myself.”Lynn’s currently a motocross Race Secretary Level 3, Timekeeper L2 and Clerk of Course L1, as well as an Operational Official (all disciplines).“The CH is a good family-friendly series that’s great for beginners or older riders who don’t ride that often, or families that are on rosters. It gives them all a chance to enjoy themselves. “It also gives the junior riders who don’t feature at the CQs or the bigger events a chance to experience being top-five competitors, which is a huge confidence boost for them.“Even my daughter Ashleigh,” continues Lynn, “the series is good for someone like her who hasn’t ridden much, but she’s going to go out there and give it a good go. And my son might ride as well – and he hasn’t been on a bike for three years!“With the new category changes for this year’s series, lately we’re getting a lot of people that haven’t ridden for a long time coming out of the woodwork, too. We’ve had phone calls from Longreach and Mt. Isa, we’re drawing in people that would normally ride in the Northern Territory, to come to Longreach."It’s very exciting." ... Expand
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