THERE was some seriously exciting action at the Wonthaggi motocross track last weekend as the town hosted Round Three of the Victorian championships.
With riders coming from all over the state to join a good-sized contingent of local competitors, the racing was fierce, the jumping spectacular and the pace enormous.
Facility Manager, Glen Capuano could not have been happier with the standard of competition, the running of the event and also the state of the track.
“The track is really good. Couldn’t be better,” he said, responding to the rain overnight which had settled the dust and improved the consistency of the track’s dirt surface.
“As a result we are seeing some fantastic racing. We’ve got all of the state’s best riders here. It’s a terrific turnout.”
In one of the most thrilling of the weekend’s round of racing, Lachlan Terry took out the first race of the day on Saturday, in the Open A section, to move ahead of the pack chasing after this year’s Victorian title with one round left to go.
“I was behind on points before this race but that result really helps. I think I’ve probably hit the front again after that.”
Lachlan rides a KTM 450.
In the top grade, the Pro Open section, Joel Milesevic won the first race of the weekend in his division but after one round of a short season out with a knee injury, he could do no better than climb back up to 7th spot.
“It was good to get back out there and to get the win but I’m probably too far back now to win the championship from here. I’ll also miss the nationals.
“But I’ll still be giving it my best and climbing back up the rankings.”
Local riders were scattered across the weekend’s program as a sure sign that the sport is very popular and active locally.
Wonthaggi’s dirt ideal for state motocross