A STATEMENT FROM THE MSA BOARD :
This past weekend saw Round 4 of The Penrite Australian ProMX Championship, presented by AMX Superstores return to our state for the first time in three years – the MSA Board wish to congratulate the Motocross Riders Association for providing a world class track for this event. We would also like to recognise the officials and volunteers who made it a truly fantastic and first-rate event in South Australia.
Despite worries for a horrendous downpour on the crowd and riders throughout the day, it was clear blue skies and crisp autumn air for a majority of the day. From first practice and qualifying through the 9 races across the day, energy was high and the track at Gillman Motocross Track was beautifully prepared. The crowd were enthusiastic and seemed to constantly build throughout the day, keen to see some world class motocross action – including local heroes Brett Metcalfe and Kirk Gibbs who finished second and third respectively in THOR MX1 Overall for the day.
The inclusion of the Yamaha bLU cRU ‘Mini Moto’ inflatable track for kids to come-and-try was welcomed by parents and kids alike, hopefully starting a few of the little ones on the pathway to one day being ProMX Champions themselves! We hope to feature this initiative at more of our events around SA in the coming months.
When the heavens eventually did open up – it was thankfully not on any of the races. But we spared a thought and wish to give a shout out to the workers, teams, volunteers and marshals who surely would have had their work cut out for them during the pack up, judging by the rain overnight and the state of the flooded areas of the track following morning! Events like these don’t just happen, and it’s the tireless efforts of these people that make us proud to be a part of the South Australian motorcycling community.
Round 5 of The Penrite Australian ProMX Championship moves across to Maitland in NSW on June 26. Locally, our affiliated clubs have plenty of motocross action for SA riders including the South Coast MX Club Championship this weekend on June 5. Head to https://www.motorcyclingsa.org.au for more information.