MOTOCROSS: The Central Highlands Series Emerald round provided plenty of action-packed racing, setting the scene for a cracking finish to the series.
With just two rounds left, Dysart this weekend and the final round the following weekend in Middlemount, Central Highlands Series publicity officer Sharon Pease said "the series is really heating up”.
"Both our junior and senior riders gave some heart-stopping moments of quality racing during the Emerald round,” she said.
"Our 50cc demo class as usual saw quite a large field, with these little ones really going at it strong.
"It is really encouraging seeing so many little ones coming up through the ranks.
"Alistair Thomson, one of our senior open riders, had his little fella racing his 50cc for the first time.
"It was awesome to see the little fella on the bike, we have seen him riding around the pits so often on his balance bike, biting at the chomp to get on and race his motorbike just like Dad. The smile on his face and excitement in his eyes was priceless.”
In the 50cc auto class Cooper Downing secured his spot at the top of the series ladder and Koby Tate goes into the Dysart round with a convincing lead in the 65cc junior class.
The entertaining racing continued in the older classes too.
"In the senior 65cc race Elias Cooper went head to head with Tenzin Contor in some epic battles,” Pease said.
"Tenzin took home first place for the day but after Tenzin missing two rounds of the series, Elias has a commanding lead and is near impossible to beat.
"I'm definitely looking forward to watching these two extremely talented riders go at it again at Dysart and Middlemount.
"Tenzin also put on a real show of muscle in the 85cc junior class, with strong wins in all four races.
"Our 85 junior class is our most highly contested class heading into our final rounds, with only 20 points separating Ty Soutter and Ben Pease for the top spot.
"In our 85cc senior class and junior lites class Thomas Powell showed his dominance, with a perfect round in both classes, further increasing his lead in the series.”
The Dysart round will be held at the Dysart MX Park tomorrow and Sunday, with racing from 8.30am. Entry is $5 a person or $10 a car.
For further details visit the Dysart Junior Motocross Club Facebook page.