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Arena Motorcross will return to Mildura’s Olympic Park complex on Easter Saturday night with the best field for some years assembled. The meeting will begin at 5:00pm and will go until the Sun starts to set, whereupon, ArenaX patrons will be treated to some amazing “free” FMX.
While the meeting waits for the setting Sun, (after the completion of, at least round 1 of racing), patrons will be entertained by Freestyle Motorcross star, Cameron Sinclair and new “Upcoming Superstar – the young J O”, who will perform along with “Sincs”, who is known around the World as the most prolific “BackFlip” rider going around. This “FREE” show will be repeated at meeting’s end for the enjoyment of Olympic Park patrons.
In the competition, a top list of riders which includes local “A” grade riders, Nathan Trigg, Josh Murtagh and Jackson Caldwell who will pit their skills against some top quality visitors in former National SupaCross star, Josh Spanos from the Riverland and present Victorian stars, Justin Carafa and Jake Vella, who along with Tom Carrol and Lachlan Davis are the most likely of the riders to take the “A” grade “King of the Murray” title.
These riders are all riding the massive “Thumpers”. The 450cc machines which will tear up the ground at Olympic Park.
In the “A Lite” class, both Trigg, Spanos and Davis will double up against star competitors Ryan Shadbolt, Joel Milosevic, Sam Davie and the very fast, Mark Grove, who has taken the spoils at Mildura in past seasons. The machines ridden by this group are more nimble, being 250cc, but on the Olympic Park venue, they are often just as quick as their larger cousins.
“B” grade Open class will be headed by the very fast and powerful Tim O’Brien, who is fresh from a second place overall in the junior division of SupaCross last season. O’Brien is a skilled rider, who will not disappoint, as he will have some good battles with top liners, Tim O’Dea, Angus Fraser and Nash Price.
“B Lites” will star former speedway regular at Mildura, Karlis Ezergalis, who will be hard pressed against locals, Josh Knights, Kabe Phillips and regular rider, Callum Dodimead. These boys will all be challenged by Ben Miller, Carl Woulfe, Jackson Tyrnne, Rhys Fernandez and Jack Boylan. This division is always hard fought, as riders are all keen on elevating into the top grade by season’s end.
The “C Lite” division will be headed by local star, Cody Ryan and good quality visitors, David Curcio, Karl Claridge and the Dalbys, Aaron and Shannon. Luke Cousins, Connor Hallewell, Ash Lang, Todd Quinn and Matt Ashman-Copley who will make this the toughest class of the night.
The Junior 125 to 250cc class will attract plenty of attention where locals, Levi McManus is expected to do well against Taylor Adams, with Kail Alderton and Toby Marshall. This will be a top class field, with plenty of action as the boys move into the faster divisions and have some good power at their disposal.
The smaller engine division, the 85cc to 125cc, 12 to Under 16 class, will see some more double ups, with Taylor Adams being joined by younger brother, Connor, the Pretcherer boys, Sam and Jackson and last year’s star rider in the Junior division, Liam Dinnage. This again is a strong field, with the daring of this group being unchallenged.
A smaller group of 65cc riders will complete the program and will provide good racing despite their few numbers.
Sign on and Scrutineering for riders and Officials will be between 2:00pm and 4:00pm, while
Olympic Park gates will open to the public at 4:00pm, with Practice set to commence at 4:15pm. Racing will begin at 5:00pm.
Patrons are encouraged to be in attendance early as the FMX Show will be seen, firstly during the Sun break, after the first round of racing and the full show will be seen again immediately after the completion of the “King of the Murray” finals.
Full catering is available at Olympic Park and patrons are reminded that there must be No BYO by Law.