2021 Babinda NAIDOC Celebration
On Friday, September 10, the town of Babinda came together to ack
AFTER five tough rounds of racing in the MPE Suspension Central Queensland Motocross Series, local riders have achieved great success in Emerald at the Emerald Junior Motocross Club.
Over the five rounds, riders accumulate points in their respective classes and the rider with the highest points is crowned the overall champion, second and third place etc.
Despite breaking his collarbone again several weeks ago in Rockhampton, Luke Weaver was back on the bike three weeks later and stormed home to claim the overall Central Queensland QMX1 Pro Open championship.
Tyler Sacchi from Innisfail was crowned overall Central Queensland Series 65cc champion (7 – 10 years) and was first overall in the fifth and final Emerald round.
Byron McDermid finished sixth in 50cc Auto and was in the Top 10 for 65cc, whilst Ayden Edgerton was in the Top 10 for 85cc.
Heath Groundwater from Gordonvale took out the overall win in 85cc Mini Lights and 125cc Junior Lights.
Jai Timmermans from Cairns finished third in the 65cc class 10 – 12 years.
The Central Queensland Motocross Series, which is celebrating 41 years, held the first round at Mackay Junior Motocross on March 13 – 14, followed by round two in Yeppoon on March 27 – 28, Round 3 in Biloela from May 1 – 2, Round 4 in Rockhampton on May 15 – 16, and the fifth and final round in Emerald on June 19 – 20.
There were 234 bikes competing in round one held at Mackay Junior Motocross, over 200 riders at Yeppoon, with numbers a little down at round three in Biloela with 85 senior kids, and over 250 bikes took part in Rockhampton.
Currently, all local riders are competing in the Tropical North Queensland Series (TNQS) with the first round held in Mareeba.
Sacchi won the 85cc class and finished second in the 65cc, as the age groups are combined so he had to ride up an age group and race against riders who are up to three years older.
The next round of the TNQ MX Series is being held in at Charters Towers on July 17 – 18, followed by the Queensland titles in Coolum at the end of this month and Mackay at the end of August.
The third round is in Townsville from September 4 – 5 and the fourth in Tully on October 16 – 17.
Sacchi and Groundwater will also compete in the Australian Titles in Rockhampton from September 27 – October 2.
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