Bikes rev into round 1 action
MOTORSPORT: A variety of bikes will roar into life this Sunday with senior and junior classes of racing which will mark round one of the Gladstone Districts Dirtriders Club season.
Sign on is from 7am with racing to commence from 9.30am.
Club publicity officer Julie Maeyke said it will be a full day of action.
"Daniel Boyce and Tyson Baxter will be the two to watch in the seniors and Zac Perry in the juniors," she said.
"Both Zac and Daniel rode well a couple of weeks ago at the first race meet at Mundubbera."
Thirteen-year-old Zac will aim to qualify for the Queensland MX Titles and then the Australian Junior MX Titles.
The youngster is currently competing in his Husqvana TC125cc, but hopes to go up in class and power.
"I just got a Husqvana TC125cc which I hope to start racing competitively next year," Zac said.
He practices at least once a week and he said there is an area that he wants to improve in.
"(It's just about) setting myself up better for the next corner on the track to increase my corner speed," Zac said.
Zac has every reason to set the pace on Sunday because he is the current Minilites 12 to under-16 champion and won the 2016 Ocean to Motion Series.
He was also first in the 2015 Gladstone District Dirt Riders Club Championship for the Minilites nine to U12 as well as taking out the highest points for the club.
Zac was second in the 2016 McCosker Benaraby Sprint Series.
"When I was younger I won a few championships racing Enduro on my KX 65cc," Zac said.
While his dad and friends have been influential with his development, Zac also looks up to multi-time Supercross and Motocross champion Chad Reed.
"I would like to thank my sponsors AG The Guinea Group and Harbour City Motorcycles for looking after me in the past few years," Zac said.
GLADSTONE DIRTRIDERS CLUB DAY
Time: Sign on at 7am; racing from 9.30am
Food and drink: Bar and canteen available
Where: Benaraby motorbike track