Jono Porter Memorial to begin its final lap

BENARABY Raceway has been preparing for this weekend all year.

You could say the Gladstone District Dirtriders have been preparing for 10 years.

It has been a decade since the Jono Porter Memorial day first began to recognise the life of a great rider taken too soon.

The Gladstone rider had an amazing attitude, would set aside time for anyone who asked and helped Gladstone's up-and-coming riders to better their skills.

For the final year of the Jono Porter Memorial, as dictated by rules about memorial events, the MX Nationals will highlight the 2014 season, with action beginning at 8.30am on Sunday.

The event will see the best riders in Australia converge on Benaraby to battle for the Monster Energy MX Nationals series.

Hosting the penultimate round, Benaraby will welcome the might of Jake and Matt Moss, who are at the pointy end of action with two rounds remaining.

"It has been another outstanding year for defending champion Matt Moss, who is leading the points race for the overall title," series Sport Marketing Manager Sandy Stewart said. "Hot on his heels is Matt's twin brother.

"Jake, currently in fifth position, will be looking to make his move on the overall championship this weekend."

A big crowd is expected for the highest quality motocross the Benaraby track will ever have seen, with gates opening on Sunday at 7.30am.

With four series on track throughout the day, action will be plentiful.

In the Two Stroke Cup, local hopes Benny Russell and Tyson Baxter will share the track with the MXD, MX2 and the top level MX1 class bikes from 10.30am.

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