Dirtriders prove to be class acts
GLADSTONE District Dirtriders finished the 2010 local race season at Benaraby on Sunday and the junior riders had a memorable day.
Over 70 riders thoroughly enjoyed the club’s final event.
Gladstone Dirtriders, in conjunction with Curtis Coast Trail Riders, held a practice ride the previous weekend and that has already paid dividends with a larger than expected field turning out in the 50 and 65cc classes.
Seven riders took to the track in the demonstration class for riders from four-years-of-age.
This is a non-competitive class, but try telling that to the boys and girls riding around the track.
Brock Devrell and Stevie Clarke had their first race days when they joined Calais Guymer, Taylah Bolger, Blair and Jayden Vernon and Brad West to ride the modified track.
In the 50cc Auto 2 class, Yeppoon’s Nathan Herbert continued his dominance of this section with three clear wins.
Jayden Stronoch and Jayden Pender fought out the minor placings with Stronoch finishing on top.
Rockhampton’s Locklan Crouch was far too strong on both his bikes and took three wins in each class.
An improved ride from local rider Brock Guymer saw him take second from Shane Clarke in the 65cc 7-9 years group.
A great day’s riding was enjoyed by Jackson Korableff, Nic Crouch, Hayley West, Callum Brown, Jayden Stronoch, Ethan Sondergeld and Damon Kannahs-Tanner, who are all new or very inexperienced riders in this class.
Ashley Nichols and Hayden Walker fought out the 10-12 years class with Nichols riding strong after his recent shoulder injury and taking top spot.
Bundaberg riders Brodie Matt and Zak Small were too fast for the locals in the Mini Lites 12-15 years finishing ahead of Brandon Brown.
Max Brennan, Tammy Ritter and newcomer Josh Hill had their own race behind the first trio and continue to improve.
In the Junior Lites class, Josh Noy showed the rest of the field the lines to follow leading each race from the gate drop to the chequered flag. Brodie Harris and Brodie Matt finished second and third.