Yamaha Australian Quad Motocross Championships 2007
Yamaha Motor Australia has secured naming rights to the 2007 Australian Quad Motocross Championships to be held at the Maffra Sale Motocross Club in Gippsland on 17 – 18 November 2007.
Yamaha Motor Australia has secured naming rights sponsorship to the 2007 Australian Quad Motocross Championships to be held at the Maffra Sale Motocross Club in Gippsland, Victoria on 17 to 18 November 2007.
"Yamaha has long been a supporter of ATV racing in Australia and with our impressive lineup of sports ATV models this makes a lot of sense. We have seen the sport grow steadily over the years to the stage that it is now making a huge impact. And we anticipate that the Yamaha National Championships will be a thrilling event to witness, so we are very happy to be involved," explains Yamaha Motor Australia’s Director/General Manager Steven Cotterell.
With 13 classes of racing over the weekend, the action is set to be spectacular. Elite riders from all states of Australia will demonstrate their skill and agility to contest the 2007 Australian title. Yamaha?s ATV Training Instructor Rod Jenner will be helping out with commentary and Yamaha will demonstrate its all new 250cc sports weapon, the YFM250R Raptor, the lightest ever production sports ATV.
At the pointy end of the field, specatators will be cheering on super fast YFZ450 rider Ryan Lancaster, the current 2007 Victorian Champion, who makes the long trek from WA to challenge reigning champion Chris Brenton. Australian Womens Champion Jeanette Lindsay will be looking to defend her title while Queensland pro rider Luke Beechey will join local legends Paul Smith, Aaron Ovens and Anthony Dellios in a tussle with South Australian rider Daryl Watson and NSW rider Paul Worth also bidding for the national championship.
And the juniors are up for the victory battle as local Victorian rider Mitch Van Vliet ? fresh from straight wins at the QRCV Super Series – is itching to get out on the track and let loose on his finely tuned Yamaha Blaster. The Jumbo Junior class is for full sized riders on smaller ATVs, and they will be out in full force with a huge grid for the first time ever and are sure to thrill the crowd with some close racing. The legendary Holeshot Awards introduced last year at the Western Australian Quad Motocross Championships is another drawcard for spectators who will witness riders fighting it out to get to the first turn. ?We have all put in a lot of hard work to get this event off the ground for 2007 and are thrilled that Yamaha has come on board.
The track is in pristine condition and should certainly be at its best for all the riders. We welcome all entrants and spectators and look forward to a sensational weekend of racing, says President of the Maffra/Sale MX Club Mark Ross.
Gates will be open at 9am on Saturday and Sunday for all spectators. Entry is $10 adults and $5 children and pensioners. For more info visit www.maffrasalemotorcycleclub.org.au