Riders from across the central west

Billie George leading the 65cc 7-9 years field (Blaire Drady and Riley Smith) at the Cobar Auto Club’s Flat Track event on Saturday. Photo contributed

Round 2 of the Cobar Auto Club’s Copper City Tri Series Flat Track competition was held on Saturday with plenty of competition coming from riders across the central western area.

The track was in great condition for the 40 riders after the shower of rain on Friday night which helped to make for some very competitive racing.

Bathurst rider Edward Grabham was the man to catch having won both the Senior Opens and All Powers classes.

Temora competitor Ryan New was the runner-up in the Senior Opens division with local Todd Negfeldt third. Gilgandra’s Lawrence Fairey finished second to Grabham in the All Powers division with New taking third spot.

Fairey won the Grey Beards Over 35 class with Wayne Blenkiron (Dubbo) finishing second and Dion Fitzsimmons was third.

Jason Drady, in his first competition ride, won the Senior Lites class with Trent Fullagar second and Chris Billington placed third.

Jayde George cleaned up in the Senior Ladies division.

The results of the junior classes were: 50cc High Power—1st Billy George; 2nd Riley Smith; and 3rd Will Oborn; 65cc 7-9 years—1st Billy George; 2nd Riley Smith; and 3rd Blaire Drady; 65cc 9-U12 years—1st Blake Fairey (Gilgandra); 2nd Zach Snudden; and equal 3rd Sam Cronin (Bourke) and Jhett Walsh; 85cc 9-U12 years—1st Zach Snudden; 2nd Molly Fairey (Gilgandra); and 3rd Sam Cronin (Bourke); 85cc 12-U16 years—1st Josh Scott; 2nd Kye Cronin (Bourke); and 3rd Kaelab Saunders; Junior Ladies—1st Caitlin Norris; and Junior Lites—1st Dylan Boland and 2nd Caitlin Norris.

The nipper riders entertained the crowd during the break at sundown by practicing their control skills in a range of bending and flagging gymkhana events.