Girls take to the track for huge motocross weekend
MOTOCROSS: Girls certainly proved they ruled the motocross track, with the final round of the Go Girls Series Queensland Female and Vets MX Championship taking the Roma Motocross Track by storm at the weekend.
The final event, which saw dozens of riders from across the region compete for a shot at the Queensland Titles, marked the end of the championship that has run since February.
Organisers Natasha Swan and Kylie Miller, who helped bring the event back to Roma, said it was a fitting opportunity that the local motocross club host the competition.
“We were offered the opportunity to host it, so we took it up,” Ms Swan said.
“It’s a good opportunity for our club to raise some funds and get riders on the track.”
Races ranged from the Under-9s to the Support Veterans and Senior Women’s races, with locals Sarah Guthrie and Hayley Miller previously being marked as high contenders by the Go Girls Racing Australia team.
Ms Miller said there was a range of local riders who signed up for the event.
“There’s a big culture of motocross in Roma; our club is very strong and seems to be growing,” Ms Miller said.
“It’s good to see so many girls involved in motocross as well; Sarah and Hayley have been consistent in their classes, and they’ve been in previous competitions as well.”
GGRA, in conjunction with the Roma District Motorcycle Club, have been in preparation for the event by making sure the facilities and track were up to scratch before the next round.
Roma previously hosted the event before the competition shifted to Hervey Bay and Rockhampton for Rounds 2 and 3 respectively. But while the event has finished Ms Swan said the track was still available for people who wanted to get involved with the motorcycle club.
“We have regular practice days which we advertise (and) we encourage people to come out and have a go ,” she said.
“It’s a very family friendly community.”