Dirt demons churn up the track
THE Queensland Thunder X Championships began at Tiaro last weekend at an awesome new venue on the slopes of the Mary River.
A number of Gladstone riders contested the event with Brett Scott coming home a winner in the Pre 85 class taking out both races.
Unfortunately the event was cut short due to an injury and only two rounds were completed.
Local dirt bike rider Glen Huth had a great start in race two of the Pre 85 class, where he led the field for a while until overtaken by Scott.
Two solid finishes put Huth in fourth place in the championships.
He is followed by newcomer Ian Wex, who appeared to really take to the undulating terrain.
Gladstone holds sixth spot in the class with Martin Gluestein riding very well in the racing format. Scott also contested the Veterans class where he began with a second place but race two saw him stuck on the start line in last place.
However, he managed to pass a number of riders and now sits at sixth.
In the series placings Terry Scarborough is seventh, Shane Wright 10th and Joe Smith holds down 12th place in the Veterans class. In the Evolution class, Greg Dobbrick sits in fifth place.
Daniel Crane took home the fourth place prizemoney in the Clubman Lites after two strong finishes.
Fifteen women riders tried their hand at the course, with Prue Maeyke finishing second behind Brisbane’s Tamara Gray.
The series now rolls on to Alton Downs, north of Rockhampton, on August 8.