MX Nationals provide a big boost for club
THE MX Nationals event held by the Gladstone District Dirt Riders back in August is proving to be much more than just a one-off big day, with the positive outcomes continuing to flood in.
After the initial surprise of having close to 5000 people at the track for the Nationals, numbers have been steadily increasing as the club moves towards its penultimate round of 2014 this weekend.
Along with plenty of interest from prospective new members and juniors, old members seem to be gravitating back towards the track.
The feedback leads race secretary for the club, Julie Maeyke, to believe the action on track this Sunday may just be busier than usual, meaning only one thing; better racing.
"We had a coaching thing last weekend and a few new members turned up," Maeyke said.
"I don't know how many to expect on the weekend, maybe a few more than we usually get."
The whole club is interested to see how many riders turn up when action starts at 9am Sunday at Benaraby Raceway.
A come-and-try day has also been organised for the following weekend purely because of demand from the Gladstone community.
Possibly the best news of all for the club is that the Nationals are due to return in 2016.
"We are supposed to be getting it here every second year for 10 years," Maeyke said.