Tantawangalo track's dirty weekend

• Senior competitors blaze off the line at the Bega Motorcycle Club’s Amcross meet recently.
• Senior competitors blaze off the line at the Bega Motorcycle Club’s Amcross meet recently.

Round two of the Dirt Action Amcross series held at Tantawangalo Speedway was a huge success. 

Organisers were very happy with the turnout, bringing over 350 entries to the weekend. 

Club spokeswoman Kylie Radburn said the event ran well. 

“Saturday saw the juniors and parents race to the checkered flag and Sunday was jam packed action of the seniors,” Radburn said. 

 The Amcross series covers six rounds including Cooma, Bega, Goulburn, Leeton, Picton and Goulburn. 

The Bega club was happy to host two days of non-stop natural terrain racing. 

Radburn said the event creates an exciting atmosphere. 

 “A lot of friendships and rivalries have developed over the years in the series, but it is all for the love of the sport,” she said. 

There were plenty of locals participating in the weekend event. 

Dean Smith finished second overall for the round.

Meanwhle, juniors lined up with determination in gaining as many points as they could.

Jimmy Griffen came out on top, winning the afternoon of the 250 class and 125/150 class, while Bodie Alcock finished sixth overall for the round in the 85cc 14-15 years class. 

Sam Smith also came out in the top 10 finishes on the 85cc 12-13 years class and another top 10 finisher was Bailey Smith, finishing second overall for the weekend in the 85cc 9-11 years.

Competing for overall points in the six round event were a number of locals.   

Radburn said it took more than just speed to win on the weekend. 

“The track had definitely created some technical skills sections to find the best race lines possible. 

“Mal Cash took overall points on the day in the A/B  all powers class,” she said. 

Jason McCarthy finished in ninth. 

Meanwhile, Michael McCarthy has made a great comeback after a couple of years of rest finishing overall sixth in the over 45 class.

“Mitch Nicols had a fast streak, finishing first overall in C grade all powers and second in the 16-19 lites,” Radburn said. 

“Scott Mead took a ninth spot finish in the same class.

“There was great all round finishes for the locals in the event,” she said. 

Organisers said the club worked hard in preparation for the event, including a working bee on Good Friday and Anzac Day. 

The club thanked all the competitors who made the event successful and look forward to being a part of the series again next year. 

If you would like to become involved in the Far South Coast Motorcycle Club, visit the club’s website at www.fscmcc.com.au.


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