News 22 Feb 2017

MX Nationals promoter makes return to Coolum official

All is resolved between WEM and SJMC for championship finals.

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Coolum Pines MX Track will officially remain on the Motul MX Nationals calendar in 2017, Williams Event Management (WEM) and Suncoast Junior Motorcycle Club (SJMC) have announced after meeting in Queensland today.

The Sunshine Coast venue was removed from this year’s MX Nationals schedule last week as first reported on, sending social media into overdrive and prompting a special club meeting that ultimately resulted in the resolution, now finalised today.

“Today was a very positive day for not only the MX Nationals, but for the Suncoast Junior Motorcycle Club,” WEM’s Kevin Williams commented. “We were surprised when we were notified by [ex-president] Justin Grover that the club had withdrawn its support of the round, but thankfully that has all been resolved now and we’re excited to continue to work with the SJMC which we’ve had a very long and solid relationship with.

“We also have a fantastic relationship with the local motorcycle dealers and media up on the Sunshine Coast, so it will be great to inform those who rely heavily on the final round of the championship for their businesses and of course tourism in the area, that we will be returning this year.

“When the Motul MX Nationals heads to Coolum, the club has always been very supportive, and we are pleased that we can continue the tradition of our championships being decided on the Sunshine Coast. Hotels, restaurants and bars will be full once again in August and on top of that, the club will continue to receive plenty of support from WEM and, of course, our riders who practice at their venue throughout the season in preparation for the final round.”

SJMC major events committee representative Weldong Jung said it was a positive for the club to regain the Motul MX Nationals finals: “While it’s been a tricky two weeks, the entire club is now more united than ever. We are very pleased with how today’s meeting with Kevin Williams from WEM went and we are determined to make round 10 another successful event.”

The Motul MX Nationals final round will be contested at Coolum Pines MX Track in association with SJMC on 19-20 August. This year’s series will get underway in the championship’s return to Wonthaggi, Victoria, on 2 April.