World of pain: The spills and stacks at the Coffs Harbour Stadium Motocross were as spectacular as some of the close race finishes.
World of pain: The spills and stacks at the Coffs Harbour Stadium Motocross were as spectacular as some of the close race finishes. Leigh Jensen

Coffs track tests the best

THE uncle of famed Australian World motocross champion Chad Reed has helped some of the country’s leading riders rip up the dirt in Coffs Harbour.

Barry Reed, a mentor to his internationally renowned nephew, designed the track at the Coffs Harbour Motorcycle Club’s Stadium Motocross at the Coffs Showground.

While the track and jumps held up under a long day of racing, rain late in the day on Saturday brought a host of riders unstuck.

As these photos show, the second round of the 14 to 15 years 85 to 125cc division, saw a spectacular crash.

Coffs Coast Advocate photographer Leigh Jensen captured the chaotic start to the race.

The unfolding drama saw one rider face plant heavily into the track. As a result, countless other riders bit the dust in a crowd-stopping bingle.

The club’s Janne Hurst said a lot of thrills and spills were brought on by the afternoon showers but racing continued regardless until 10pm.

“A highlight was Dean Ferris’ win in the pro-open event,” Ms Hurst said.

Ferris walked away with the winner’s cheque.

“Dean is from the Kawasaki Race Team and had quality competition from multi-Australian champion rider Craig Anderson and Brenden Harrison of the JRD Moto-EX KTM team,” she said.

The twilight Stadium Motocross event took place under specially erected transportable lighting towers.



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