Dirt-bike riders decend on Ballina

IT’S gearing up to be an action-packed weekend for motor sport enthusiasts when dirt-bike riders descend on Ballina this weekend for the fourth round of the North Coast Motocross Series.

The event attracts around 300 entrants aged from four to seniors from all over the Mid North Coast and Far North Coast.

Riders include those just getting started in the sport through to those who compete at State and National level.

One of five clubs participating in the series is the Richmond River Motorcycle Club, which hosts its final year at the venue at Southern Cross Drive, next to the Ballina airport.

“After 30 years at this location, council is not renewing our lease at the end of the year and we are hopeful they will assist in a relocation plan,” club president, Charlie Emery, said.

“We need safe and well-structured motor sport venues in the area.

“With Australia having motocross world champions like Chad Reed, the sport is growing each year.”

Racing for the NCMS is on Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 3pm both days.

Juniors aged from four to 16 years will compete on Saturday, and senior riders will take to the track on Sunday.

Spectator entry is free with food and other refreshments available.



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