MX racing kicks off with a
bang in the Western Cape.
02 February 2014
Submitted by The Speedspot Team
Speedspot - Zone 7 would like to thank each and everyone
of you that attended and supported the MX race that was held
at Zone 7 on 26 January 2014.
As you all know it was a very successful event and it would
not have been possible without your support.
We are sure the early birds were pleasantly surprised by
the fact that the pit area was already full quite early in
the morning. Documentation (including registration and issue
of transponders) was efficiently handled by the attending
personnel and it only took a few minutes to process competitors.
We have received numerous compliments regarding the track,
which by all counts was prepped to perfection and, we believe,
must be the best prepped track in SA.
Riders briefing went smoothly, thanks to Dawn, and practise
kicked off without a hitch straight after that. All the classes
enjoyed the chance to practice without incident or mishap,
where after the racing began in earnest!
Gates , starter, 15s board , medics, marshals, COC etc were
all in place with no issues and even once the racing was already
in full swing the spectators kept coming through the gates
in their droves and the clubhouse upstairs was filled to capacity!
What a sight!
Downstairs on the grass area there were a few stalls which
also had a busy day and the jumping castle helped keep the
little ones occupied.
After everyone had completed heat 1 and enjoyed a 30min lunch
break the track was again watered and prepped for heat 2.
This kicked off after lunch and ended with the grand finale,
king of the dirt, which saw a few top riders bashing
bars for this coveted title. This was very entertaining to
watch and greatly enjoyed by the crowd.
A perfect day was concluded by prize giving, followed by
more drinks and happy banter in the bar area.
We would like to thank everyone that attended (riders, spectators,
supporters and sponsors) for helping to make it such a fun
day. We look forward to doing it over again soon!
Being a new club, our first race of the 2014 MX season in
Cape Town was a learning experience for us and we promise
that we will work hard to better it continuously in the future.
As a club we realize that we cannot exist without members,
riders, supporters, sponsors and & spectators. As we have
said before, we aim to put you first. With this in mind, we
would greatly appreciate your feedback about the event (good
or bad), because this is the only way in we can build on our
strengths and learn from our mistakes to improve the club
for our mutual benefit.
We noticed that hosting an MX event on a Sunday has some
obvious benefits, including :
1. School sport is always on a Saturday
2. Sports like rugby and cricket are usually played on Saturdays
3. People are generally more relaxed on Sundays
Would you please also let us know your thoughts about racing
on Sundays. If enough of us like the idea, we will try to
arrange more events on Sundays.
Thank you for your ongoing support!
THE SPEEDSPOT TEAM