(Titles information provided by Craig Nelson)
Sunday 12th August 2018 is the day set down for the Australian Junior Dirt Track Championships to be completed at Kurri Kurri.
The Championships were scheduled and started on 9th June but heavy rain brought the meeting to a halt at the end of Day 1 after two rounds of competition. The final round of heats and then the finals will be run this Sunday.
Eight Taree Motorcycle Club members will be representing the Club at Kurri Kurri at the Championships on the 12th.
Kye Andrews, Blake Wilby, Mitch Bisley, and Kurtis Wilby are the older boys from Taree riding in the Championship on 150cc to 250cc bikes. Hayden Nelson, Will Bisley, Cody Wilby and Zane Hopkins are the younger group of riders representing Taree in the 85 and 65cc classes.
Taree Motorcycle Club hosted the 2017 Australian Junior Dirt Track Championships last September at its Old Bar Roadside circuit with strong results from these boys and other Taree riders.
At home on the oil track last September, Kye Andrews won an amazing three from three Australian Championships; Hayden Nelson won an 85cc Championship; and Will and Mitch Bisley both achieved podium positions.
While the track surface (decomposed granite) at Kurri Kurri is less familiar to the boys, the Taree riders have all competed at Kurri in the past and should all perform well.
Racing will be back at Taree’s Old Bar Roadside circuit on Sunday 19th August for the next round of the Club Championship.
With the Club President having recently announced to the Manning River Times the return of the Twilight race meeting in January next year, the Club Championship day on the 19th will provide a good opportunity for competitors to put in some track time on the Old Bar Roadside circuit.
For further information please contact Taree Motorcycle Club President, Troy Baker, on mobile 0499 818 248.