Junior riders make tracks to state titles in Kingaroy
MOTORCYCLE speedway competitors will travel to the South Burnett to compete against the best of the best in Kingaroy this weekend.
For the first time, the Kingaroy Junior Motorcycle Speedway Club will host three events as part of the Queensland Speedway State Titles.
Riders will battle it out in hopes of taking out the 2019 U16 125cc solo title, U16 125cc best pairs title and 2019 250cc title.
Kingaroy Junior Motorcycle Speedway Club secretary Tracey Tunstall said being able to host these types of events was not only a huge boost for the club, but the region.
"It's an exciting time for our young club,” Tunstall said.
"We applied for grants in 2014 and got the track built inside the speedway.
"We have been running events here since 2015 and it will be the first time we will host three events.
"The riders will be arriving on Friday afternoon, so also it's good for businesses in town to benefit from the guests.”
Tunstall said one of the biggest misunderstandings in the sport was what was involved as a competitor.
"Motorcycle speedway racing is a different type of discipline,” Tunstall said.
"When people think of speedways, they think of cars and they think of motorbikes as only being motocross.
"However, these guys are racing on motorbikes inside the speedway around the oval.
"We have a lot of people travelling to Kingaroy for the event, so it should be a great weekend for all involved.”
The 125cc solo title will start at 10am on Saturday, followed by the best pairs event at 1pm.
The 250cc title will be the final event of the weekend and will start at 10am on Sunday.
For further information about the racing action at the Kingaroy Junior Motorcycle Speedway Club, visit their Facebook page here.