Great turn-out for motorbike race
MOTORBIKE riders from across North Queensland converged at the Whitsunday Raceway for the Whitsunday Moto Sports Club race day on Sunday.
The club's motorcycle race day was well attended with 34 riders competing across six different divisions including juniors.
In the road race class Allan Wright continued his recent run of good form, winning all the races in his division.
In hot pursuit of Wright was Cairns rider Dave Howitt who was still learning the track but still managed to put on a masterful display on his Kawasaki road bike. The junior division featured riders under 16-years-old and Brodie Oats was the standout performer on the day.
Oats was untouchable in all six races, leading from start to finish in a stunning display of skill, speed and experience.
Always a highlight of race meets, the super motard division delighted the crowd as the bikes zoomed along the tarmac before getting some serious air as they tackled the dirt jumps.
Sam Crossley dominated proceedings but Andrew Auld, Aaron Barr, Larry Baker and Shane Oats also impressed on the day. Angus Winton also took to the track on his Yamaha quad bike and showed some great speed as he navigated the challenging track.
The club is holding a ride day this Sunday, with any riders wanting to test their road bikes on the track encouraged to come along for a hot lap or two.
The ride day doubles as a practice day for the race bikes and anyone wanting to get involved should phone James Dwight on 0404 809 197 or visit the club's website at www.wmsc.org.au.