Back on track
By Bob Anthony
THE Murwillumbah Showgrounds was a hive of activity yesterday when members of the Murwillumbah Motorcycle Club took to the track for their first race meeting of the year. More than 80 riders ranging from nippers to open class enjoyed challenging conditions with Tweed district rider Paul Bolton claiming top honours in the open class. Gold Coast rider Luke Wilson produced an outstanding performance to finish second behind Bolton in the open class and claim victory in the under 200cc A Grade class. Club president Ben Harris said many riders had used the club round to finetune their machines in preparation for the next round of the Tri-Series competition to be held at Kyogle showgrounds next weekend. Riders will then turn their attentions to the next round of the North Coast series which involves clubs from Maclean north to the border. "Murwillumbah will be hosting the meetings but we have to use Kyogle because our track isn't big enough to take enough riders at any one time," Harris said. "These two meetings attract plenty of competitors from across the North Coast and we have between 15 and 20 Murwillumbah riders who are placed in the top three of their classes after three round in the regional competition." The next home race meeting for Murwillumbah will be on June 11.