Riders high in praise of dirt bike track at Women on Wheels
MOTOCROSS: A 22-year-old physiotherapist from Burpengary rates the Warwick motocross track highly after competing in the Women on Wheels (WoW) series round at Morgan Park.
Lauren Jones was third overall at the end of the three-round series after battling with the flu at each of the rounds.
"The Warwick track has a bit of everything,” Jones said.
"With the WoW series, we don't have to ride with the veterans, there are separate women's classes. It is also better for the younger girls.”
When asked if she did any physiotherapy on fellow riders, Jones said she was seeing plenty of patients in her first year as a physiotherapist at Redcliffe Hospital.
Jones and Taryn Cox have been competing against each other in the same meetings for 12 years.
"This track is different to all the other tracks,” Cox said.
"Lauren and I are friends in the pits but enemies on the track. What happens on the track stays on the track.”
Cox must like the noise of a motor, she rides motocross at the weekends and during the week she has her own business as a courier driver out of Caboolture.
"I am able to drive all day, it is the best job,” she said.
Jasmine Stagg, 14, hails from Coolum and was first overall in junior light and mini light.
"I would like to be a professional rider,” she said.
Series organiser Mel Stagg said the number of riders for the final round of the series in Warwick almost doubled this year.
"We had quite a few spectators and would love to return to Warwick next year,” she said.