MX racing returns to Kingaroy
MOTOCROSS: Kingaroy's up and coming motocross talent will have the chance to race against the best junior riders in the country in their backyard in 2019.
The town will host a round of the Southeast Queensland motocross series across September 14 and 15.
President of the South Burnett Junior Motorcycle Club, Brent Perrett, said the event is not only a win for riders and the club but will be a big boost for the town.
"The last round this year one was in Kilcoy you couldn't get a room in town and the pubs were busy with people having dinner so it will be awesome for Kingaroy,” he said.
"The whole reason that everyone involved is because we want to see the kids race and we would love to see them race in our home town.”
This junior series is one of the most popular in the state with 400 riders from across the country expected to compete in Kingaroy.
It has been seven years since a motocross race was won in Kingaroy and the new small club are proud to have secured the round but have a lot of work to do before August.
This year the club has received $24,000 in grants from Stanwell to get the track race ready and Perrett said without their support the club would be years away from hosting a race.
Volunteers are working hard on a new track design and getting the track in the best condition before their first club day in June 2019.
Perrett is expecting big numbers at the club day with riders eager to test the track before race day.
"We welcome whoever wants to come along the more help the better we can make the club,” he said.
"This is one event but the few months leading up is going busy.
"All of the kids will come out to practice in the leads up is going to generate a lot of people and we hope that a lot of them keep coming back and then we can start running regular club days.”