The South Australian contingent did themselves proud at the Australian Classic Dirt Track Championships held at Mick Doohan Raceway, Brisbane over the weekend of July 8 & 9.
The sight of hundreds of classic bikes and enthusiasts crammed into the pits was amazing. The competition was fierce and determined, the camaraderie was evident from the support given by fellow competitors in a great advertisement for Dirt Track, Classic or Modern, here in Australia.
The Championships were held over 2 days with 5 rounds of 4 laps each. The strong contingent representing SA were Steve Batchelor, Bill & Jake Mitchell, and Rob, Doug and James Hayden.
Our South Aussie lads provided strong and consistent riding over the weekend to bring home a large swag of trophies – including 2 Australian Championships, the first to SA riders in 2018!
1st 125 Pre 1975 – 2018 Australian Champion
2nd 125 Evo Open
2nd 250 Evo Open
3rd 250 Pre 1975
1st 250 Evo Open – 2018 Australian Champion
2nd Evo Age 16-29
3rd Pre 1978
3rd Evo Age Group 16-29
2nd 125 Pre 1975
2nd 250 Pre 1975
3rd Pre 1975 Age 16-29
4th Pre 1960 All Powers
Congratulations to all of our riders from Motorcycling SA, it was certainly a great effort by all of the riders, with 11 podium placings in total, and not forgetting Rob Hayden who, unfortunately had to withdraw due to bike issues.