Motocross series round revs up with 400 riders
MOTOCROSS: Warwick and District Dirt Bike Club president Loki Lee has two reasons to be excited about this weekend - he has a ride himself and the club is ready to welcome 400 riders to town.
The KTM South East Queensland Junior Motocross Series starts Saturday morning and there will be action to Sunday afternoon at Morgan Park.
Lee was on the reserve list for the first round of the series and didn't get the call up but this time he was included in the field of 40 for his home round.
"It is good to be able to support the juniors,” he said.
The Warwick round has 20 classes with a maximum of 40 riders in each class.
Open classes are added to the junior program.
"It is unreal to be in a field of 40 riders,” he said.
He was elected president of the club 12 months ago and said all of the volunteer work before this weekend's round was worth it.
"We get feedback that this is one of the best tracks around,” he said.
In good news for the club, Lee said they had enough water in the dams on course to run this weekend's event
"We have managed the water which flowed into the dam in March to get to the end of this meeting.”
Lee is one of five Warwick and District Dirt Bike Club members who will compete in this weekend's KTM South East Queensland Junior Motocross Series.
Four hundred riders will travel from as far as Newcastle to the first junior series in Warwick in the past 15 years.
Warwick members competing in the series are Trey Williams, Kaleb Baker, Brooke and Jack Williams and Lee.
Club treasurer Sarah Williams said most of the riders would be in town from Saturday to Sunday afternoon.
"There will be a round of practice and three races on both Saturday and Sunday,” she said.
"We will have three-time Australian champion Dean Ferris at the series meeting.
"He will compete himself and will be mentoring the juniors over the weekend,” Williams said.
"Dean has just returned home to Australia after competing in the American outdoor series.”
Practice is from 8am each day this weekend and once all 400 riders have had a practice run, racing will start.
Entry to the event is free for spectators.