Motocross fans from around Queensland converged on Brigalow for round three of the Sunshine State Airoh Helmet MX Series last weekend.
Motocross fans from around Queensland converged on Brigalow for round three of the Sunshine State Airoh Helmet MX Series last weekend. Brooke Duncan

MX roars into town

Motocross:

Hundreds of motocross fans from around Queensland have converged on the Brigalow Recreation Grounds for round three of the Sunshine State Airoh Helmet MX Series.

The two-day event saw the grounds packed with cars, caravans, and of course, hundreds of bikes.

Series coordinator Jason Watson said the first two rounds were held in Hervey Bay and Coolum, with the track at Brigalow presenting a new type of challenge for riders.

"(It's) totally different to the first two rounds,” Watson said.

"The first two rounds were sand and this round has a lot of deep ruts, harder base.”

Juniors took to the track on Saturday while Sunday saw motocross veterans show off their skills.

Chinchilla Motocross Club Jake Jenyn's said 410 bikes were nominated across the weekend.

"It's a good booster for the club, it keeps us on the map,” Jenyns said.

"(There were) riders from Bundaberg to Gundi, from Warwick to the gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Roma, so it brings a lot of people that don't normally come to our club.”

Jenyns said he was particularly pleased with the weekend, especially considering it was the first time some committee members had run an event of that scale.

"The days ran smooth as butter,” he said.

"There were no ambulances to take any riders away so that's always a good way to end the weekend.

"There were some little falls here and there but nothing major.”

Jenyns thanked sponsors and the dedicated volunteers who made the event possible. It's well deserved praise, with some staying until 11pm on Saturday, and returning at 5:30am on Sunday, to ensure the track was in perfect condition.


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