Rain in Cobar on Friday made for perfect track conditions for the Cobar Auto Club’s final round of the Flat Track Tri Series on Saturday afternoon.
The champions for the 2017 flat track series are: 50cc High Powers —Clay McDonald; 65cc 7-9yrs—Blake Fairey (Gilgandra); 65cc 10-12yrs—Bella Fullagar; 85cc 9-11yrs—Kaeleb Saunders; 85cc 12-15yrs—Ruby Williams (Dubbo); Junior Ladies—Caitlin Norris; Junior Lites—Luke Dinnerville; Senior Lites—Luke Grey; Senior Opens—Wayne Blenkiron (Narromine); All Powers—Wayne Blenkiron; Over 35yrs—Lawrence Fairey (Gilgandra); and Senior Ladies—Cathie Thompson (Narromine).
Consistency was the key to taking out the championship titles with Clinton McDonald from Forbes in the running to take out all the senior classes however he was unlucky to blow his bike up in the second round.
The club’s midweek coaching and practice days has resulted in a huge improvement in the junior’s riding skills this year.
The results of Round 3 on Saturday were:
50cc High Powers—1st Clay McDonald, 2nd Macka Eves, 3rd Blaire Drady.
65cc 7-9yrs—1st Blake Fairey (Gilgandra), 2nd Zach Snudden, 3rd Clay McDonald.
65cc 10-12yrs—1st Bella Fullagar, 2nd Chase Cavalot, 3rd Molly Fairey (Gilgandra).
85cc 9-11yrs —1st Kaeleb Saunders, 2nd Gage Walker, 3rd Jordan Bruce.
85cc 12-15yrs—1st Caitlin Norris, 2nd Sam Piper.
Junior Lites—1st Luke Dinnerville, 2nd William Ambrose, 3rd Dylan Boland.
Senior Lites—1st Logan Coombe (Broken Hill), 2nd Luke Grey, 3rd Cathie Thompson (Narromine).
Senior Opens—1st Logan Coombe, 2nd Lawrence Fairey (Gilgandra), 3rd Wayne Blenkiron (Narromine).
All Powers—1st Logan Coombe (Broken Hill), 2nd Lawrence Fairey, 3rd Wayne Blenkiron (Narromine).
Over 35yrs—1st Lawrence Fairey (Gilgandra), 2nd Joel Parisi, 3rd Wayne Blenkiron.
Senior Ladies—1st Cathie Thompson (Narromine).
There were also 15 nippers entertaining the crowd on the night.
Dusty McDonald had the biggest grin as he’d recently turned four and was now old enough to ride his bike on the track instead of sitting on it in the back of the truck.
Aiden Hyland and Max Hatch also had their first runs on Saturday after the Cobar club coaches recently travelled to Bourke to conduct Kickstart coaching.—contributed