Local motorcycle rider Greg Prisk finished at the top of his Clubman class in the 2016 NSW Offroad Championships.
Prisk was part of a Cobar contingent of riders, along with Raymond White and Sam Kershaw (and former Cobar rider, Geoff Prisk, who now lives in Wagga Wagga), who competed in the Yamaha 2016 Junior and Senior Off Road Championships.
Commencing in March, the Offroad Championships consisted of 10 rounds conducted over five months. Two day sprint events were held at Nowra in March and at Portland in April, as well as a day/night stadium event at Dungog in May followed by more two-day sprints at Cessnock in July and Monkerai (in the Hunter region) in August.
Prisk won his Clubman Over 250cc Class after accumulating a total of 211 points, nine points ahead of second place.
He collected his trophy at the series presentations a fortnight ago on the Central Coast.
After what Prisk described as an ordinary start to the competition at Nowra in March where he finished in 5th place, he said his performance did improve throughout the series when he “learnt how to ride the hills”.
Prisk recorded his best performances of the series in Round 6 at Dungog (2nd place), Round 8 at Cessnock (2nd) and Round 10 at Monkerai (another 2nd).
White, who missed two rounds of the competition, finished 8th in the Up to 250cc Class and 13th in the Over 250cc Class.
Kershaw only rode two rounds in the Up to 250cc Class at Cessnock and so finished well out of the overall top placings.
Geoff Prisk rode the first six rounds in the Up to 250cc Class, failing to finish the series but still placing a creditable 6th overall.
In other Cobar Auto Club news, junior rider, Luke Dinnerville, last week competed at the 2016 KTM Australian Junior Motocross Championships in Renmark, South Australia.
The weeklong event consisted of five days of challenging racing with the finals hampered by severe weather.
Dinnerville was one of 20 riders competing in the 128-150cc/200-250cc 13-U15 years class. He failed to finish the final round due to which ultimately put him out of the top placings.