Riders test endurance at Goomburra
GOOD enduro country at Goomburra attracted more than 100 keen dirt bike riders to the area at the weekend for the Yamaha Queensland Two-Day Championship.
Event promoter Ashley Sprenger said he was pleased with the turnout.
“We had about 120 dirt bike racers here to compete in the first round of the three-round series,” he said.
Two 30km tracks were set up with competitors required to complete three laps of the two loops each day to qualify for the event.
“We are very fortunate to have access to this property at Goomburra; it is really good enduro country,” Mr Sprenger said.
Property owner Geoff Rayner said he was only too happy to offer the use of his land for the event.
“As a young bloke I was heavily involved in dirt bike racing and now my whole family participates in the sport” he said.
“The property is perfect for this event and holding it here has been a great boost for the Warwick economy.”
Competitors of all ages and genders trekked from as far as Cairns for the event.
The consensus was that it was a challenging trail, particularly due to the rocky terrain.
Thirteen-year-old Emily McNulty from the Sunshine Coast was one of two competitors on Saturday to experience a minor incident at the event.
“It can be kind of a dangerous sport,” she said. “I hit a rock, went flying over the handlebars and had the bike land on top of me.”
Miss McNulty, fortunately, was not injured in the incident.
Warwick Ambulance officers Kevin Youlden and Jonathon Stacey were on scene for the day.
“We only had to transport one patient to the hospital on Saturday, which was for precautionary measures,” Mr Youlden said.
“The event was very well organised, which may have contributed to the low level of incidents.”