Huge thrills for dirt track champs
THE dirt at the Phil Hawthorne Drive Coffs City Raceway is set to fly this Saturday.
Riders from all across NSW and a host of locals from the Coffs Harbour area are set to converge on the challenging 780-metre track for the 2008 New South Wales Senior Dirt Track Championship.
A field of more than 100 riders is set to fight it out for glory over eight classes when they battle it out in three qualifying heat races before the top 10 pointscorers from each class transfer directly into the NSW Championship finals.
Best of all for the Coffs Harbour club that is hosting the championships, the event is a day-night affair which will mean that the action hots up another notch when the lights are turned on.
The end of evening top 10 races will be hard fought but the true intensity will come in the repecharge events.
The riders that didn't qualify for the finals will fight tooth and nail in their second chance races to decide the remaining two spots in the 12 rider field final.
Classes to fight it out for NSW Championship glory are: 125cc, 250cc 4-stroke, 250cc 2-stroke, 500cc 2-stroke / Over 450cc 4-stroke, 450cc 4-stroke, Sidecar 600cc, and Sidecar 1100cc.
NSW Championship competitors are vying for not only state title glory but also prize- money and medallions, while the support classes are to be awarded trophies for the top 3 place-getters in each class.
Action is set to get under way on Saturday at 10.00am