Matt Druitt, Prue Maeyke, Ross Spencer and Shannon Mason with the spoils.
Matt Druitt, Prue Maeyke, Ross Spencer and Shannon Mason with the spoils. Submitted

Dynamic duo puts on show

A GLADSTONE dirt riding duo has outperformed their rivals, winning their respective classes in the CQMX series.

Ross Spencer and Prue Maeyke took out the Masters and Ladies categories respectively, with the ninth and final round being contested in Rockhampton at the weekend.

Spencer didn’t have it all his own way and had to be content with third place as another Gladstone rider Brett Scott won the last round.

Winning the seventh and eighth rounds, Spencer was leading going into the last round. Stuart McFerran was leading the Masters series after six rounds but was unable to complete the last three rounds.

Maeyke dominated the Ladies class throughout the series, and won every round except for round seven, when she suffered a concussion.

Her only loss came in round six.

Gladstone District Dirt riders Club member Shannon Mason raced in the Clubman Lites class of the CQMX series, and finished in fifth spot overall. Mason had a good series, and if not for missing round eight for personal reasons, could well have been higher up the rankings at the completion of the series.

He also competed in the clubman open class and came within five points of second, behind Daniel Healy in first and Zac Lackey in second. This was an excellent result considering Mason missed round eight in this class as well.

In the senior open class, local Mick Higgins was still in the hunt for the series win after round six, but missing the next two cost him dearly and he had to settle for second place.

Higgins came third on the weekend behind Rockhampton’s Zak Newsome and Justin Stapleton.



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