Triple awards’ treat for Prossie boys
LOCAL motorcycling products Hunter Penhallurick, Harry Maxwell and Andy McLiesh have returned from the Queensland Awards' night in Brisbane with prizes.
All three boys attended the awards at Brisbane's Royal International Convention Centre on Friday night. They were selected after finishing top three in their chosen disciplines throughout 2015.
Hunter was nominated for the junior dirt track title and was awarded second place while Harry also claimed silver, but in the junior supermoto category.
McLiesh took home the major award in the senior supermoto category while also being runner-up in the senior rider of the year tally.
After the awards' night the boys competed in the annual North Brisbane Cup on Saturday, taking on the best riders throughout New South Wales and Queensland.
Conditions were trying as rain set in, making the track extremely wet and slippery.
Despite unfamiliar terrain, all three riders performed admirably in their heats, producing a full grid in every final.
All boys had to qualify to be selected for challenge events, which took place under lights.
Hunter came first in the 85cc 9-13 years small wheel class and produced a credible sixth overall after stepping up to a big wheel 85cc bike for the first time, taking on 11-16 years. In the 10-lap 85cc 9-16 years challenge final Hunter chose to ride the small wheel and finished fourth.
Harry also performed well in the 10-lap junior 250cc challenge, taking fourth, while McLeish continued to impress on the circuit.
The Proserpine rider finished fourth in the pro open, pro 450 and the 20-lap Glen Fein North Brisbane Cup, the night's feature race.