HONOUR: Frank van Heerden is one of many winners in the CQ Moto Trials Club end-of-year awards.
HONOUR: Frank van Heerden is one of many winners in the CQ Moto Trials Club end-of-year awards. Jake Jones

Moto trials club gears up for a big 2015

ONWARDS and upwards is the cry from the Central Queensland Moto Trials Club, with president Pete Smith wanting to improve on a fantastic 2014.

It will be a difficult year to top, with an Australian champion, and Queensland winners and runner-up awards galore as well.

The small club only has 42 members, but after his first year in charge Smith sees no reason that would hold them back from extending the success.

"I expect more of the same really, we just have to keep building what we have," he said.

"We will try to grow the club members."

Hopeful of inviting more people to ride regular club days, the local competition has offered up some surprises as well.

This year's structure was a little different to last, rewarding good club members who were regular riders.

"The way we have figured it, it has rewarded those who have turned up constantly," Smith said.

"There are surprises too. The thing I am noticing is that we have a lot of people improving quite significantly.

"Our predominant grade is now C-grade, which is a higher grade than before."

2014 trophy winners

  • B-Grade Champion: Frank Van Heerden
  • C-Grade Third Place: Peter McWilliams
  • C-Grade Second Place: Michael Armitage
  • C-Grade Champion: Tony Bax
  • Clubperson Third Place: Pete Smith
  • Clubperson Second Place: Eric Batty
  • Clubperson Champion: Mick Casey
  • Twin shock Third Place: Cedric Van Heerden
  • Twin shock Second Place: Mac Hosking
  • Twin shock Champion: Greg Paton
  • Introductory Runner-Up: Josephine Tucker
  • Introductory Champion: Abby Armitage
  • Minibike Champion: Blake Thomas
  • Most Improved: Andrew McDonald
  • Most Improved: Josephine Tucker
  • Junior Champion: Sarah Chivers
  • Presidents Choice Award/Hosking Family Perpetual Trophy: 2013 Mac Hosking; 2014 Cedric and Pat Van Heerden
  • Club Champion: Greg Paton


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