New race season begins

kid-motocrossDIRT will fly this weekend when the Rum City Motorcycle Club hosts the first round of its new season on Sunday.

Held at the motocross track on Bingera Weir Rd, there will be an eight-round season this year with the club happy with the entry list so far.

Club publicity officer Jonathon Blackley said there is plenty of excitement at the club.

“It looks really promising this year with many classes for juniors right up to 450cc bikes,” he said. “There will also be a lot of talented up and coming juniors competing this weekend.”

There will be 15 classes competing with plenty of battles expected between the riders.

Blackley added that one battle to watch will be between Slade Oberhardt and brothers Beau and Kody Tait. Last year they fought for the 50cc division two championship with Koby winning by 45 points over Oberhardt.

All three will compete in the same class this year, and also the 65cc division.

“Oberhardt is a very good rider with the Tait brothers hard to beat as well,” he said.

“Zak Small is another rider to look out for as he will be competing in state and national events this year.”

With Bundaberg set to host a round of the Sunshine State Series in May, Blackley said it provided riders with the perfect preparation for that event.

He added the club is getting stronger every year as well.

“Bundaberg is a strong club with a good track that is maintained well by our volunteers,” he said.

“We’re right up there with other clubs in the region.”

The club also welcomes any new members who want to participate.

“To join, just come down to the track, talk to one of the committee members, and get involved with the club,” he said.

“The sport is great for spectators and this weekend is free.

“We encourage everyone to come out and support the racers.”