Benaraby Dirtriders Clubman Open winner Max Brennan on the charge.
Benaraby Dirtriders Clubman Open winner Max Brennan on the charge.

Young rider claims victory at Benaraby Dirtriders event

A STANDOUT performance from 16-year-old Max Brennan was one of the highlights of the second Benaraby Dirtriders clubs of the year.

Competing in the Open Clubman class, Brennan scooped the field, winning all three races and claiming the win for the weekend, surprising himself in the process.

"Yeah that race was a bit surprising, I wasn't planning on going too good in that one but after seeing that I think I've got a good day ahead of me," Brennan said after the first race.

"It's slippery as hell out there hey, it was bad in practice but it's slowly getting better.

"I've just got to try and find the dry lines and don't back off, you've got to keep the back wheel spinning to keep all the mud off."

Locked in a tight battle with Dan Healy for most of race one, Brennan was stoked to come away with an unexpected win first-up.

"Yeah Danny was going good, I couldn't believe I kept up with him but then I'd say fitness got him and I passed him and then just didn't look back," Brennan said.

Benaraby Dirtriders club secretary Julie Maeyke said the day had been a little quieter than most, with a few senior riders opting to compete down in Toowoomba on the weekend.

But she said excitement was building within the club after news they had secured a round of the Australian MX Nationals, to be held in late August.

"We've got the MX Nationals round on August 24. It's the first time ever we've hosted a round of the Australian motocross series," Maeyke said.

"There's 10 rounds of the MX Nationals and we've got round nine."

For now, the next local club day will be held on July 27.

Results:

  •  Senior Open Winner- Dan Healy
  •  Clubman Open Winner- Max Brennan
  •  Junior Lites Winner- Brandon Brown
  •  Clubman Lites Winner-Max Brennan
  •  Ladies Winner- Prue Maeyke
  •  Masters Winner- Brett Scott


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