News 13 Jan 2010

Oz MX: Stadium Motocross series for Bathurst this month

Stadium Motocross will visit Bathurst at the end of the month.

Stadium Motocross will visit Bathurst at the end of the month.

Bathurst Showground will play host to the opening round of Dirt Bike Promotions’ Stadium Motocross Series on Saturday 30 January, the series now entering its tenth year in 2010.

For years DBP Stadium Motocross events have been a stepping stone for some of this country’s most successful riders, and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

Spectators will bear witness to the future stars in each highly-competitive class ranging from 50cc Nippers right through to the Pro Lites and Opens classes.

Organiser Phil Sargent of Dirt Bike Promotions says Bathurst and the Central West is loaded with talented motocross riders, looking forward to the events.

“We really want to try and get a huge local contingency to take on the rest of the riders from across the state,” Sargent said. “Due to the tough economy we are offering one FREE child admission to every paying adult. I have a family of my own and I know how expensive it is to take the whole family on an outing, so I hope this will just help a little and give families the chance to have a great day and evening enjoying the spectacular of Stadium Motocross.

“The best part about our events is that the kids get a chance to race in front of a large crowd at a Supercross style event and it says a lot about the calibre of the racing and the talent of the competitors, when the crowd cheer just as hard for the junior riders as they do for the Pro’s. Stadium Motocross is a similar layout to Supercross racing with a man made track with loads of Supercross style jumps formed from more than 12,000 tonnes of dirt inside the arena at Bathurst Showgrounds it lends for super close racing.

“We’re really looking forward to the first round of the series, riders on new bikes and all very eager to hit the track, which is a twilight event being run during the day and into the early evening.”

Entries are now available and entries will be capped at 24 for each class. The series boasts classes for any rider with a National Motorcycling Australia license from Nippers, Juniors, Clubman, Women’s, Pro ites and opens.

Round two will be held in Orange Showground (NSW) on 20 February, before round three will return to Maitland Showgrounds (NSW) on 13 March.

To enter visit, call 0438721024 or email [email protected].

Gates at the Bathurst Showgrounds will open at 9am Saturday.

Admission costs: Adults – $15.00, 1 Child – Free (with a paying adult), Child – $5.00 (5yrs – 14yrs if not with a paying adult) and Under 5yrs FREE.