On Saturday August 27th the cream of Australian female motocross talent converges on Coolum Pines Motocross Track.
On Saturday August 27th the cream of Australian female motocross talent converges on Coolum Pines Motocross Track for the 2011 Motul Pirelli Australian Womens Motocross championship.
The event has drawn riders from Australia wide as well as entries from New Zealand. Reigning Australian champion and 6 time Victorian champ Kristie Gillespie returns to defend her title against a star studded field of 33 riders.
Kiwi rider Kimberly Murphy is determined to better last years 3rd place result with State champions from NSW, Queensland, WA and South Australia also taking to the track. In her first senior Australian Championship Meghan Rutledge will be looking to make her mark after securing the NSW title earlier this year.
For the organiser – Rebel Media Group’s Fiona Collins the popularity of the championship is a sign that women’s motocross is finally coming of age. “This year’s event really is a testament to the dedication and determination of the competitors.” She says. “Most have travelled in excess of a 1000km to race which is no mean feat given that the competitors are privateers. All the girls deserve to be acknowledged for their commitment to their sport!”
The Suncoast Junior Motorcycle Club will play host for the Championship, with Collins confident there is no better venue in Motocross to host the event.
“The Coolum Pines track has a history of hosting major National Motocross events and to be able to have Australia’s premier Women’s event at the venue will make for an unforgettable weekend.”
A full program of support classes has been included with Junior Girls and Boys and Senior Lites and Unlimited classes all competing.
Riders are on track from 8:30am with racing finishing around 4pm. Entry is $10 for adults with children under 12 free.
More information can be found at www.facebook.com/womensmxchamps