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5 June, 2023

Motocross revs up for big weekend

“THE best of the north” in the motocross scene will be gearing up for the Tropical North Queensland Motocross series set to take off in Mareeba this weekend.


Navrin Grouthes is one of the competitors for this week’s Tropical North Queensland Motocross Series in Mareeba
Navrin Grouthes is one of the competitors for this week’s Tropical North Queensland Motocross Series in Mareeba

Over 200 riders from Mareeba to Charters Towers to Mt Isa have registered to race, travelling to the Springs Road track for a weekend of competition.

The 1.5km course will see 40 riders each race kicking up the dirt to get across the finish line the quickest.

Mareeba Motorcycle Club secretary Tamara Grothues said the club was keen to invite clubs from across the north back to Mareeba soil after Covid put a holt to the competition two years ago.

“So the numbers have gotten lower over the years with Covid and there was a year or two where we couldn’t run the event but after Covid, the numbers picked up across the north,” she said.

“These riders are not only competing in our series but also in the central Queensland series and heading right down south as well, so we have some really fast riders up here that compete at all levels.”

The event is open to the public free of charge, with both Saturday 10 June and Sunday 11 June’s events kicking off at 9am. Food vans and live music entertainment will be available on the day as well. 

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