Motocross riders get to experience full track racing

Local motorbike riders and visitors tested out the Cobar Auto Club’s new motocross full track on Sunday at the club’s Moto-X event. Over the past few months the club has been working hard to revamp the motocross track with only part of the track used for previous club events. Pictured are riders in the combined Opens and Lites classes with Luke Dinnerville out in front on 299, followed by Dion Fitzsimmons (258), Heath Irwin (366), Cameron Standing (297), Luke Griffiths (333), Geoff Prisk (74) and Joel Mawhinney (693). ▪ Photo courtesy Klae McGuinness Photography

Cobar Auto Club members have been working hard revamping the motocross track so that a full track event could be held and they hosted their first full track motocross on Sunday.

In addition to a large number of local competitors, riders came from Orange, Dubbo, Gilgandra, Narromine, Guerie and Bourke to compete in 11 classes.

The future of motorsport in Cobar is looking good with 16 little nippers showing some great form competing on the inside track.

Results from the other classes on the day were:

50cc High Powers—1st Clay McDonald, 2nd Billy George and 3rd Cohan Nicholson.

65cc 7-9 Years—Ty Henderson (Dubbo), Zach Snudden and Zephan Burey (Dubbo).

65cc 10-12 Years—Sam Cronin (Bourke), Bella Fullagar and Molly Fairey (Gilgandra).

85cc 9-11 Years—Kye Cronin (Bourke), Kaeleb Saunders and Jordan Bruce.

85cc 12-15 Years—Justin Harrow and Sam Piper.

Junior Lites—Will Ambrose, Justin Harrow (Dubbo) and Reef Burey (Dubbo).

Senior Lites—Cameron Standing (Orange), Heath Irwin (Geurie) and Luke Griffiths.

Senior Opens—Luke Dinnerville, Dion Fitzsimmons and Geoff Prisk.

All Powers—Luke Dinnerville, Heath Irwin and Luke Grifffiths.

Greybeards—Dion Fitzsimmons, Wayne Blenkiron (Narromine) and Wayne Fairey (Gilgandra).

Members were very disappointed to hear that two motorbikes belonging to visiting competitors were stolen from the Copper City Motel on Saturday night. (Anyone with any information about the theft is requested to contact Cobar Police.) Molly and Blake Fairey were still able to ride due to the great sportsmanship showed by Bella and Ava Fullagar in sharing their bikes.