RIDERS SOAR: Plenty of action on view at the Chinchilla Motocross Club fifth and sixth club days on the weekend.
RIDERS SOAR: Plenty of action on view at the Chinchilla Motocross Club fifth and sixth club days on the weekend. Amani Vassiliou

Double exhilaration

MOTOCROSS: 60 riders vied for valuable points over the weekend when they took to the track for not one, but two days of exhilarating motocross action.

Jumping, racing and throwing up mud was all part of the spectacle on show at Chinchilla Motocross Club's fifth and sixth club days.

Club president Jake Jenyns said the double header days were highly anticipated.

"We had to cancel our last two club days earlier in the year because we had no water in our dam with the drought that everyone is going through,” Jenyns said.

"We have a full dam now and that made it possible to use the last opportunity of the year to hold these days.”

Held at Brigalow Recreation Grounds, the days offered riders a last chance to accumulate points ahead of the final tally used to crown the overall Chinchilla Motocross champion.

Jenyns said the competition saw locals go full throttle alongside those who travelled from Brisbane.

"All in all, everyone seemed to really enjoy the weekend, it was casual and fun and pretty good competition out there.”

To prepare the track for the action, the club held a working bee which saw many lend a hand.

" A huge thanks to Western Downs Civil, and our other sponsors Hardcore Hire and Monster Skid steer and attachments. Without them and the local families who put in the extra effort to help it wouldn't have been possible,” Jenyns said.

The final presentation night will be held at the track on December 14 followed by a free ride for all on December 15 from 6-11am.


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Emergency services stuck during storm rescue

Heavy rainfall a one in 120 year event.

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WARNING: Severe storms heading for parts of Darling Downs

Next warning is due to be issued by 5:05 pm

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