Club flies into 2018

REVVED: Motocross riders at the Chinchilla Motocross Club's Christmas break-up day.
REVVED: Motocross riders at the Chinchilla Motocross Club's Christmas break-up day. Brooke Duncan

Motocross: Chinchilla Motocross Club celebrated the end of year with its Christmas break-up day at Brigalow Recreation Grounds last Saturday.

Acting club president Jake Jenyns said it was a good day as riders met for practice and games, but it had been a slow year overall.

"We've been pretty slow this year, had a new committee - we're a bit fresh so we haven't done any competition days this year, just wrapping our heads around the technical side of things and getting our training courses under way. Been doing a few practice days in the tail end of the year,” Jenyns said.

But he said there were some big events coming up.

"We've got a pretty big year next year,” he said.

"We're having one of the rounds of Shell, which is our Sunny States series, so that's a series that runs from Bundaberg to Roma to Tivoli.”

He said Chinchilla Motocross Club was hosting the third round of the competition.

"That's going to be our biggest event, it's around about 200 riders per day.

"There's some big-name riders that will be coming.”

And Jenyns isn't the only one looking forward to next year.

Motocrosser Lockie Maloney, 12, has been riding motorbikes since he was two and got involved in motocross five years ago after he was praised for his skill in trail riding.

He said he was looking forward to the competitions next year.

"I like jumping through the air, I like high speed and just the adrenalin rush,” Lockie said.

"I'd recommend it to everyone.”

Maybe not everyone.

"Mum hates it,” he said. "Mum says I should get into lawn bowls.”

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