Action on a practice day at the Warwick and District Dirt Bike Club track at Morgan Park.
Action on a practice day at the Warwick and District Dirt Bike Club track at Morgan Park. Gerard Walsh

Warwick secures state round in motocross at Morgan Park

MOTOCROSS: The Warwick and District Dirt Bike Club will host a state series round for the first time in more than five years on April 21-22 at Morgan Park.

The state series was called the Shell Advance round when last hosted in Warwick but is now the Airoh MG Series.

A number of Warwick club members have competed in the state rounds in recent years and now have the opportunity to race in front of their home crowd.

Warwick will host round four of the series, which will follow rounds at Hervey Bay, Coolum and Chinchilla.

The final two rounds are in Toowoomba and Tivoli.

Club treasurer Jaime Wruck said members were excited to secure a state round.

"We are expecting more than 200 riders will be in town for the April round,” she said.

"The club was approached to host a state round.”

There will be classes from riders as young as six right through to veterans.

Dolly Chorley is the club president, with Steve Shingles vice-president.

Wruck said the club had already had one practice this year.

"We are short of water to damper the track, which is necessary before we race. Storm rain runs into three dams around the motocross course and at present we can't pump from any of the dams,” she said.

"It is a long time since we have run out of dam water. If we don't get inflow to the dams before the April state round, we will have to buy water for the track.

"With no action at present at the motocross facility, riders are heading to Toowoomba and Tivoli tracks as well as some private tracks.”

Volunteers are needed on both days to help run the April meeting and can contact the club via the Warwick Moto-x Facebook page.

Warwick has secured a WOW (Women on Wheels) round on June 9-10 at Morgan Park.



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