Fine display of riding skills at club champs
THE fourth round of the Border Motocross Club Championship was held on Sunday at the Gonubie track.
A number of riders made the trip from Port Elizabeth to bolster the local entries. The Lights by Linea Pro Motocross team also made the trip.
The team consists of current 125 high school national champion Keegan Hickson-Mahony and PE rider Dan Goldberg. With their striking lumo green colours one cannot miss them on track.
Hickson-Mahony did not disappoint and gave a fine display of riding skills to take honours in the premier class (MX 1) against much more powerful bikes than his two stroke 125cc.
In a short interview between races, he said he loved coming to East London to race.
“The track is boss, the people are great and I really get the chance to express myself riding in events like these,” Hickson-Mahony said.
The track prep team did a fantastic job of preparing the track and the racing was fast and furious the whole day. What did impress, was the amount of female riders and there were even enough of them to run their own separate class.
Selborne Primary School did it again with three of their pupils winning their classes. Chase Hanekom came first in the 85cc class, Keagan Hanekom won the 65cc and came second in the 85cc class and Breese Romans first in pro-Mini class.
Riley Naude won the MX2 class and Wayne van Vuuren took the MX3 honours.
It was wonderful to see all the dads enjoying their Father’s Day treat spending time with their families and supporting their respective riders. From the ages of six to 26, the dads were there reinforcing the fact that motor racing is a sport for the whole family to enjoy.