New gate expected to be a hit at BMX event
MOTHER of all Motos is not the biggest event Harbour City BMX hosts each year, but when tomorrow's event begins, it will be one of the biggest occasions for the club in a long time.
The unveiling of the newly-installed start gate is set to impress visitors from other clubs around Central Queensland.
The gate makes the start hill bigger, and while not increasing it to five metres, Harbour City riders know it will make a big difference.
Club secretary Michelle Kiss believes it will change the nature of racing at the track, which in turn will delight riders.
"It will make it fast racing down the straight, and we have made a few small changes to the track, too," she said.
"We have had a couple of riders from Biloela and Bundaberg come and look and they have given us good feedback."
The Mother of all Motos is also attracting a number of Brisbane-based riders who are getting as much competition as possible before the Queensland championships.
The senior numbers are complemented by record junior entries.
"We have 10 mini-wheelers which are the two-to- five-year-olds and a lot of sprockets as well," Kiss said.
A total of 220 riders will be taking part in the event from 2pm tomorrow at the Sun Valley track.
Each division will run five motos, with a break after three of each are completed.
In the break, a bunny hop competition will be held, which is out of the ordinary and should create a bit of fun.