Warwick great for training in motocross
MOTOCROSS: Jade Holz, from the Gold Coast, made the long trek to Warwick for a motocross practise day in preparation for her appearance in the Go Girls Series next year.
The 15-year-old girl is coached by Matt McGahey, who works at Gap Creek Moto, east of Warwick.
"There is a great atmosphere at the Warwick club, the people are great and the track is awesome,” McGahey said.
"It is a good track for Jade to prepare for the series.
"She has only been riding 18 months but has made massive progress in that time.
"The Go Girls Series will be a good guide to where she is with her racing.”
McGahey is a senior rider who competes but also coaches.
He has done a little work with five other riders, including Lachlan Lutas, who has been riding for three years and is sponsored by Gap Creek Moto and Chozen Company.
"I train at Gap Creek Moto in between races and plan to compete in the South East Queensland Shell Advance Series next year,” Lutas said.
He hails from Hastings Point, in northern New South Wales, but like many riders who practise at Morgan Park, distance is no object for a day of training.
Next year, McGahey will be back at the motocross track in Warwick with some of the riders he coaches in preparation for next year's series across south Queensland.
"Many of the riders start at Gap Creek Moto but need to practise on a competition track before going in major meetings,” he said.
"Andrew Williams was one of the Warwick members involved in the design of the track at Morgan Park and used a lot of his experience from his years as a professional in the design.
"The Warwick track is as good as I have seen.
"The track flows well, is safe and well maintained.
"The club puts the right amount of water on the track before practise days.”
Phil Tucker, from northern New South Wales, was at a recent practise day with his family and said the Warwick track was prepared well.
"It is a nice flowing track at Morgan Park,” he said.
"I plan to go in a veteran's series next year.”
The Warwick club has held it's last practise day for the year and will resume on January 8.
The track is open regularly for practise on Sundays providing volunteers are available and weather conditions are right.
Go to the Warwick Moto-x Facebook page for opening day updates.