Bike practice session to kick off club’s year

KNEE DOWN: Ash Wheeler from Airlie Beach, pictured at one of the Whitsunday Raceway's bike practice days last year.
KNEE DOWN: Ash Wheeler from Airlie Beach, pictured at one of the Whitsunday Raceway's bike practice days last year.

THE Whitsunday Motosports Club (WMSC) will be hosting its first day of bike action for the year this Sunday, January 27, with a working bee and racing practice session at the popular raceway track.

Temporary race secretary James Dwight said the working bee, at 8.30am, would attend to grass mowing "and a number of other tidy up tasks".

This will be followed by lunch, from about 12-1pm, with the practice session taking up the rest of the afternoon "until the last man [is] standing or darkness".

"Bearing in mind we are supposed to be in the wet season, if the weather is wet we will cancel early Sunday morning," Mr Dwight said.

Riders must nominate on the day. Cost for club members with current membership is $25 (if attending the working bee) or $50 (for the practice sessions alone). Those who are not club members will need to join on the day or before.

WMSC president Andrew Auld said the club's calendar for 2013 would be similar to last year's with a variety of club racing events and practice days. Of special note are the Australian Supermoto and Queensland Go Kart titles, both scheduled for September. Mr Auld said the Supermoto titles in particular were expected to be a great event, attracting all the top riders from across the nation.

"Our goal was to have a facility that's good enough to hold an Australian title so with this we will have achieved that," he said.

Mr Auld said he encouraged bike riders from across the region to head to the raceway track this Sunday, weather permitting, "and get their bikes and their bodies back into the swing of things for 2013".

For more information on the club's motorcycle program email or phone James Dwight on 0402 809 197.

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