Tyler Walker (blue bike, 818) and Sam Wenham fighting for the lead in the Clubman Lites.
Tyler Walker (blue bike, 818) and Sam Wenham fighting for the lead in the Clubman Lites. Submitted

Experienced Noy takes track honours

SENIOR Gladstone District Dirtriders had their last official club day at Jono Porter Drive on Sunday.

Luke Noy had too much experience for the rest of the field in the Senior Lites.

In his first outing in the senior ranks, Daniel Boyce made a flying start with Noy having to chase him down.

But Noy applied pressure and Boyce had to settle for second place.

In the senior Open class Mick Higgins, Matt Kennedy and Noy did battle. Kennedy made an impressive start but his lack of recent race practice took its toll and allowed Higgins to take the win. Kennedy slipped in to second spot two points ahead of Noy.

In the Masters class, Ross Spencer took out first place from Dennis Matt.

Matt tried to stay with Spencer in each race, but was not able to stay on the bike and mount a challenge.

Terry Scarborough and Col Bruckner had a battle of their own for the minor placings. Scarborough finished third.

Small senior fields saw only a handful of clubman riders.

In the Clubman Lites Sam Wenham took first from Blake Tufrey and Tyler Walker.

Walker won the first race but a spill in race two saw him not collect any points and relegate him to third.

In the Clubman Open Matt Druitt won all three races easily from Ben Guymer and Travis Freeman.

Five of the old Evolution bikes took to the track on Sunday also for a bit of fun in the dirt.

Ian Wex, Steve Turner, Tom Maeyke, Dave Brown and Allan Holland tore up the dirt on bikes older than most of the kids who rode.

This completes a very successful year for the club with hopes for bigger and better things in 2011.

The club's presentation will be held at the Gladstone Marina on November 20 from 3pm.

All members are welcome at the event.



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