ACTION IN THE AIR AND ON THE GROUND AT GRAFTON SPEEDWAY THIS WEEKEND
BY DENNIS NEWLYN
IT will be high flying action of the two and four wheel kind at Hession’s Auto Parts Grafton Speedway this Saturday night (March 10).
The fixture will be highlighted with the appearance of the death-defying Aussie FMX freestyle Motocross acrobatic stunt bike team, while the car racing part of the programme will feature action for Wingless Sprintcars, Street Stocks, National Four Cylinder Sedans, V8 Dirt Modifieds and AMCA Nationals in addition to an appearance by Junior Sedan drivers who will race for honours in the Grafton Cup.
Points also will be up for grabs for Wingless competitors in the Driver to America series. Tournament leader Michael Butcher has entered for this weekend. He currently enjoys a 45-point advantage over last season’s series winner David Eggins.
“It is certainly a variety programme with plenty of family entertainment,” promoter David Lander said.
“The Aussie FMX stunt bike team will thrill the crowd with their incredible acrobatic stunts and these riders are not only ultra professional, but the best in the business who ensure safety in their performances is the priority.”
The stunt bike riders have added several new acrobatic stunts to their high-flying repertoire for this weekend.
The Motocross stars will perform high speed ramp jumps, somersaults, back flips, reverse and forward twists and all high above the ground in the ultimate thrill seeking performance. These riders have performed around Australia and have found time to include a visit to Grafton Speedway in their hectic schedule.
Freestyle Motorcross combines tricks, stunts and jumps in one high flying sky show!
Freestyle Motocross has a couple of different definitions: Free riding and specialist stunt performances which will be featured this weekend.
On the racing side of the programme, the Junior Sedan category features the budding future stars of Australian speedway and it is a big night at Grafton for the youngsters. They will race for honours in the Grafton Cup in what promises to be a keenly contested race.
Gates open at 3PM and racing commences at 6.