24 April, 2023
Locals tear up track in memorial race
AFTER a delayed start to the season due to the heavy wet weather, riders were able to get out on the track and let loose over the weekend as the Mareeba Motorcycle Club held their annual Sid Carucci Memorial Motocross event on Sunday.
The club saw 150 riders take to the track for the first local race of the 2023 season.
Sid Carucci was the track manager for Mareeba from 1975 until about 1995, he built the speedway track in 1975, then the motocross track in 1976.
He was instrumental in the King of Keribee Supercross at the Mareeba Rodeo grounds from the beginning in 1980, an event that ran till the early 2000s, it was around this time
that the whole Carucci family were made life members of the Mareeba Motorcycle Club.
Sid passed in 2010 and the club started the Sid Carucci Memorial the following year 2011 and the race has been run nearly every year since.
Riders came from far and wide to attend the event, with classes starting at four-years-old to veterans, and everywhere in between.
Record numbers in the 50cc Demonstration class (4yrs -8yrs) indicates a strong future for the sport.
There was some great racing across all classes, which provided a great spectacle for the many locals and visitors who gathered to watch the action.