THE weekend saw two events play out for the Tamworth Motorcycle Club at Oakburn Park, although the motocross on Sunday received a poor turnout.
Round 3 of the Winter Masters got under way on Saturday, but not before they had to scrape the entire top surface off the track due to the rain.
President Paul Slade said it was a bit of a slow start, but since the only other two rounds had been washed out, they had to call the graders in and get the slush off.
“It turned out quite well in the end. We got 65 entrants and the weather cleared up for a good day,” Slade said.
Two riders from Queensland ended up in the winner’s circle with Jed List from Townsville winning the junior solo speedway, and Ellis Perkins of Brisbane won the solo senior speedway.
Former GP rider Mark Willis, who now resides in Tamworth, took out the 450cc and classic class on the wet track. The team of Shane Hudson and Ben Pitt combined well to win the sidecar event, and the ladies solo was won by Kelly Brown from Newcastle.
Cameron Donald won both 85cc and 125-250cc classes in the juniors, before backing up for another win on Sunday in the motocross.
The club was expecting up to 70 riders on Sunday, although disappointingly for organisers only 20 entrants turned up on the day.
“I can’t explain it,” Slade said.
“With the rain and our preparation the track is in perfect condition, it is a really poor showing from the senior riders.”
The 20 riders took to the track anyway and some excellent riding was seen by the crowd.
Dillon Summers took out the open Motocross senior class with an impressive display of skill, while his sister Brooklyn proved it is in the blood by taking out the ladies class.