DOWNHILL RACER: Gladstone dirt biker Stephen Johnson grabs gravel at Benaraby raceway.
DOWNHILL RACER: Gladstone dirt biker Stephen Johnson grabs gravel at Benaraby raceway. Christopher Chan

Dirt bikers meet for round four

REV-HEADS on two wheels raced into gear at round four of the Gladstone district dirt-riders club championships yesterday.

The meet was originally scheduled to go ahead last weekend but was rained out, so numbers this time around were smaller then usual.

Club secretary Julie Maeyke said there were around 52 riders competing but they had hoped for 100.

"It was rained out last weekend, so this week wasn't a planned club day and many members couldn't attend with short notice," she explained.

"The track's not at its best either. It's still a bit wet in patches. Some of the smaller bikes struggled."

Despite low numbers and a wet track, the club had a successful day adding to their already successful year.

"There's only one more round to go in October," Mrs Maeyke said.

The club is now looking forward to the Jono Porter Memorial in two weeks.

More than 100 riders are set to honour the memory of local hero Jono Porter on August 4-5.

"We are all geared and ready for that," Mrs Maeyke said. "It's a big weekend in the club's calendar."



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