Gunnedah riders young and old were among the winners at last weekend’s NSW Senior Dirt Track Titles at Balcary Park.
The home town venue provided the perfect platform for some of Gunnedah Motorcycle Club’s (GMC) best to take out championship honours.
Fresh off his Australian Junior Dirt Track Title 65cc (7-9 years) win, GMC rider Hugo Holmes backed up to win the NSW title at the weekend.
The nine-year-old also won the 85cc 4 Stroke Mods 7-U12 years division at the Gunnedah state title event.
GMC’s Denise Dall said the young-gun took full benefit of his home track advantage.
“He had the whole family out there,” Denise said.
Another Gunnedah rider returning to podium was Marty McNamara who won the over-35 years race category.
McNamara is no stranger to the winner’s circle but has had several years away from competition to spend more time with family.
“He hasn’t been on a bike for about seven years but he was whipping them all [at the weekend],” Denise said.
McNamara’s son, Tai, is already following in dad’s footsteps and has been competing in the pee-wee 50 demo class.
Other riders from Gunnedah to reach the podium at the state championship included Cooper Williams who placed third in the Pro 250 division.
Meanwhile, Gunnedah’s Tim Jones partnered Trevor Harvey in the sidecar support class to also place third.
This event was won by reigning Australian title holders Troy Pritchard and Ethan Wade.
Another familiar face competing in Gunnedah at the weekend was Kurtis Tydd.
Tydd returned home from Newcastle to ride in the Pro 450 division won by Tom Herrick.
It was a winning double for Herrick from West Wyalong who also won the MX Open class at Gunnedah.
These were just some of the highlights in a big weekend of competitive racing over two days for the Gunnedah club.
“We had really good comments on the way we ran the program,” Denise said.
“Nearly every race was packed.
“We had 96 events on the first day alone.
“It was excellent racing all weekend – every rider out there could have won.”