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BH Riders up there with the best

Wednesday, 4th March, 2015

Motocross riders - Back: Steven Curran, Ben Langsford, Matt Quin, Jaxon Pearce, Todd Quin, Kate Curran, Joseph Cooper. Front: Xavier Ferguson, Ripley Rowbotham, Taz Lihou, Max Howse, Jobe Lihou. Motocross riders - Back: Steven Curran, Ben Langsford, Matt Quin, Jaxon Pearce, Todd Quin, Kate Curran, Joseph Cooper. Front: Xavier Ferguson, Ripley Rowbotham, Taz Lihou, Max Howse, Jobe Lihou.

Broken Hill Motocross riders travelled to Renmark to compete against some of the best riders from South Australia and western Victoria in round two of a three-round arena cross series.

Temperatures soared to 39 degrees and made it tough for riders, but the Broken Hill contingent put up a good battle on the night.

The Silver City crew rode well among very strong and experienced competition under the very harsh conditions during a three-round event.

Matthew Quin easily took out first place for the night in the Intermediate Open class, while in a packed Clubman Open class Joseph Cooper rode well to get a third for the night.

In the Women’s class Kate Curran battled bravely to win first place.

In the junior grades, Taz Lihoe took out second place in the 65cc 10-12 years group, a mighty achievement after missing one race with bike trouble.

Ripley Rowbotham took out second in the 50cc Division 2 category, which is remarkable as he was riding twice as many races as everyone else.

Jobe Lihou had a good night in the 50cc demo category considering many older more experienced riders were having trouble with the conditions.

Others to ride well were Todd Quin, Ben Langford, Steven Curran, Jaxon ‘one pup’ Pearce, Max Howse and Xavier Ferguson among some very high quality opposition.

“Although they did not finish on the podium they can be proud of their efforts for the night,” a spokesman said.

“Round three at Renmark will be held on March 14 ... here’s hoping for much cooler conditions for the final of the arena cross series.”

Locally, the Shane Metcalfe YAIM school is on March 20, 21 and 22. For more info visit www.shanemetcalfe.com.

The Speedway Club will be holding its first motocross meeting for the season on the April 12 at the Speedway track, following a working bee on April 11.

For more info contact Matt 0488 066 200 or Rick 0488 984 946.

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