Riders let loose

Caitlyn WattsPilbara News
The juniors enjoyed being back out on the track racing.
Camera IconThe juniors enjoyed being back out on the track racing. Credit: Picture: Caitlyn Watts

Racing lovers were back on the track on Sunday as motocross finally returned after a delayed start to round one.

Members of the Karratha Enduro and Motocross Club were excited to be out racing again after round one was delayed by five months because of cyclone Damien, COVID-19 and recent heavy rainfall.

It was a busy turnout for round one with several classes competing.

In 50cc division one, Jensen Walsh was fastest on the track, followed by Karter Freegard and Kyson Murray.

In the 50cc quads, the Borlands had it in the bag, with Cora placing first and Jax finishing second.

In 50cc division two, Ayden Stephens placed first while Henry Piggott was second and Nate Dalton third.

Ayden and Henry again came out on top in the 65cc under-10, while Liam Dall placed third.

In the 125 junior lights, Archie Freegard was quickest on the track, followed by Tyla Stevens and Jordan Dick.

Tony Case, Todd Burrage and Dylan Case took out the senior quads while in senior lites, Brock Wilkinson, Ben Regen and Kye Blease were on top.

Brodie Black came first in the senior opens, followed by Dion McKenny and Brendan Jessop.

The feature race of the day featured 20 minutes of riding, plus one lap, and was taken out by Archie Freegard with Dion McKenny and Brock Wilkinson behind him.

KEMXC president Dennis Freegard said it was great to see everyone back on the track.

“It feels good after a five-month delay. It feels really good to be out with all the familiar faces and a lot of new ones amongst the crowd,” he said.

“There was a big turnout of junior numbers. Overall, it was a great turnout, great weather and a great day.

“We really want to thank all our sponsors, all our volunteers and everyone who made the day possible and we are looking forward to next round.”

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