FAMILY RIVALRY: Josh and Ken Andrews of Lennox Head at the North Coast Road Racers event in Lismore at the weekend.
FAMILY RIVALRY: Josh and Ken Andrews of Lennox Head at the North Coast Road Racers event in Lismore at the weekend. Mitchell Craig

Rev it up, Dad!

A FATHER-SON rivalry has developed when ever Ken and Josh Andrews come up against each other on a motorcycle racing track.

The pair are two of the newest members of the North Coast Road Racers and competed at the Lismore Showground at the weekend.

"I'm usually last and just happy if the young bloke doesn't lap me,” Ken Andrews said.

"I've been around bikes most of my life and Josh started racing when he was a junior.

"We're only new members of this club but it's great to be able to do it together. There is a good family atmosphere and we hope to go to Tamworth and a few other events next year.”

The pair race on Kayo mini-bikes, which have become popular in recent years since experienced motorcyclist Damian Cudlin brought them into the country.

The Lismore track is the only track where racing is held clockwise and anti-clockwise, with both directions presenting challenges in the short-course format.

"We have the father-son rilvary and it's great to get out on the track against some of the other guys,” Josh Andrews said.

"It's a cheap way of racing which you can buy the bike, and good value for money too.

"The track here is perfect for the smaller bikes and you can get a decent ride.”

It was the final pointscore event of the year at the weekend after meetings at Grafton, Lismore and Tamworth during the season.

Stock bikes were popular again with a fair contingent coming for the Rookie class.

"A lot of kids have turned up, which is great,” club president James Britton said. "There is a also fair contingent from the Gold Coast, Toowoomba and other parts of Queensland.”

The Road Racers have one last event of the season with the Christmas party and presentation later this month.



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