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Quin leads dirt pack

Thursday, 26th June, 2014

Eat my dust ... Steve Curren tears up the track as he competes in the 2014 MJG Motocross Series held at the BH Speedway on the weekend. Eat my dust ... Steve Curren tears up the track as he competes in the 2014 MJG Motocross Series held at the BH Speedway on the weekend.

By Ethan James

The first instalment of the 2014 MJG Motocross Series is done and dusted, with Matthew Quin claiming honours in the top division last weekend. 

Almost 50 riders, including 27 juniors, tested themselves in round four of the series held at the Broken Hill speedway. 

It was the first of two senior series for 2014 and the halfway point of the junior competition.

It is the second year that Broken Hill has held a motocross series.

“We had a few teething problems in our first year but everyone’s riding skills have stepped up,” said Quin, who finished in first place ahead of brother Todd. 

“It’s continuing to grow in town. 

“We had 16 juniors at our kick start program at the weekend which was a great result.”

Quin was once one of those youngsters. 

“I first got on a bike when I was about two and I’ve been racing on and off since I was about seven, which is about 22 years of my life when you add it all up,” he said. 

“It takes passion, commitment and a bit of practise as well.”

Heading into the final round of A Grade, Quin appeared set for a battle with Callum Dodimead for the top spot. 

However, Dodimead was unable to ride due to work commitments, meaning Quin had first placed wrapped up prior to jumping on the bike.

The second MJG senior series begins on August 24, with the junior competition resuming on the same day. 

“We’ve had some riders from away including Mildura but we’d like to get more involved,” Quin said. 

A number of Broken Hill riders are also experiencing success at the South Australian circuit. 

After two rounds, Quin is placed third in the MX1 intermediate class.

Dodimead is leading the MX2 intermediate division, while Todd Quin currently sits in seventh position. 

The third round of the state titles is held in Keith on July 26.

A handful of Silver City riders are expected to again compete.

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