VICTORIA’S top young motocross riders will cruise into Newborough for the thrilling, final round of the state’s premier motocross competition for juniors: the 2015 Victorian Senior Motocross Championships.
Blue Rock Motorcycle Club president Brad West is expecting well-over 300 riders to battle it out for hard-earned titles that will be decided on August 1-2: “The club is looking forward to hosting the final round,” Brad said.
“The track is looking really good considering we’re in the middle of winter. We have some machinery going up there in the next couple of weeks to make some finishing touches to it so it should be all good to go in August,” Brad added.
“Hosting a Victorian Motocross Championship is really exciting for the club and it obviously does a lot for the township and brings a lot of revenue to the region which is always a good thing,” Brad continued. “Motocross is building in its size and notoriety in Gippsland and we get great support from Latrobe City Council which is fantastic,” Brad said.
“Blue Rock MC has the highest number of members in Victoria. There are a lot of new kids getting into the sport so hopefully they can get along and have a look at the elite side of the sport,” the president added.
Local rider Mark Carroll will be aiming to lift 85cc/150cc Small Wheel C Grade class trophy at his hometown track. “I’m currently sitting in first-place and I hope to win the title at home. I really like the track including the jumps, the nice straights and corners,” Mark said. “I really enjoy motocross. The speed, the fun – it’s really exciting,” he added.
Latrobe City Council’s mayor, Councillor Dale Harriman, said that hosting events like these put Latrobe City on the map as an event destination.
“We have a wide variety of sports and leisure facilities, with top class stadiums, recreation ovals, the pondage for water sports and of course the track at Newborough for motor sports. Our municipality is the go to region for sports fans and this type of event provides all the thrills and spills of quality competition.
“We look forward to welcoming the competitors, their families and the officials. It’s going to be an exciting day and local hopes are high. Good luck to all those involved,” Cr Harriman said.
The Blue Rock Motorcycle Club will also be hosting an open practice weekend prior to the final round of the VJMXC on July 18-19. For more information on how to enter please visit bluerockmotorcycleclub.com.au.
“Hopefully, we can cap-off the Victorian Junior Motocross Championships with a cracker round,” Brad added.