Riders leave rivals eating dust
GYMPIE Motorcycle Club members have outclassed their opposition once again after two successful days of competition last weekend.
The club travelled to Ironpot, 30km west of Kumbia, near Kingaroy, for two events rounding out the end of the enduro racing calendar.
Gympie Motorcycle Club spokesperson Donna Jeremy said the schedule was demanding but the club riders were more than up to the task.
Riders competed in the third leg of the Yamaha Sprint Cross Saturday and, on Sunday, the third leg of the Hausberg Pony Express.
Saturday, Gympie competitors were confronted by hot and dusty conditions, making racing particularly difficult.
“Kasey Winston and Guy Parkinson, as usual, were out there battling it out,” Jeremy said.
This time around, Winston finished first in the Juniors 150 2 stroke / 250 4 stroke Class while Parkinson came in third.
Meanwhile, Peter-Daniel Allan clinched third in the Juniors Under 85 2 st / 150 4 st Class.
Other results included:
Juniors 9 – 11 years 3rd Ben Korn, 5th Truman Winston, Junior Girls 2nd Sarah Brook, 3rd Monique Kraan, Junior Girls 9 – 15 years 1st Codie Winston, Juniors 9 – 12 years 4th Lachlan Allan, 5th Luke Allan.
On Sunday, during the third leg of the Hausberg Pony Express, a shower of rain was unable to settle the dust, ensuring conditions remained challenging.
The Pony Express involves teams of two, with seniors riding for five hours and juniors for three.
Gympie results included:
Expert Masters 1st Wayne Winston/Dave James. Ladies 3rd Emma Jeremy/Ashleigh Bateman. Juniors 125/250 1st Kasey Winston/Josh Simpson. Juniors under 85 12 –15 years 2nd Peter-Daniel Allan/Alex Papamanolis, 4th Reagan Jeremy/Leigh Kraan. Juniors under 85 9 – 11 years 2nd Ben Korn/Jarred Brook, 3rd Matt Falzon/Luke Strauch, 5th Truman Winston/Reece Brierley.
“What made the competition interesting was three teams from the Gympie club were all on 19 points going into the third round,” Jeremy said.
The teams consisted of Macka Dodt/Jacob Campesi, Darcy Korn/Glen Piggott and Tyson Gerick/Liam Williams.
After an intense battle, Korn and Piggott emerged triumphant on 33 points in ninth position followed by Dodt and Campesi (31 points, 10th) and Gerick and Williams (30 points, 12th).
Last weekend’s racing concluded the circuit for the year and Enduro Queensland will be holding its presentation night in Brisbane on November 27.
“Going by the result, the Gympie club will be well and truly represented,” Jeremy said.
Looking ahead, the Gympie Motorcycle Club will be holding its annual Christmas party and break up on December 11 and 12 at its Cedar Pocket track.