Goondiwindi Motorcycle Club hosts Christmas event

Gundy has hosted its final motocross event for the year.

About 75 riders plus spectators attended the Goondiwindi Motorcycle Club’s last practice day for 2018 and Christmas party.

The day included a sausage sizzle, prize draw and some novelty events such as barrel races.

President, Alan Taylor, said it had been a big year for the club.

“We had our first race in more than 10 years,” Taylor said.

The club was approached to host a round of the new Women on Wheels series which saw over 100 riders visit Goondiwindi.

“Our event was named ‘round of the series’ out of the three,” Taylor said.

The club also received a $35,000 grant from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund which they used to purchase a new tractor.

“We have to rip the dirt up and water the track to keep the dust down and ensure the safety of our riders so this new tractor has made that job a lot easier,” Taylor said.

“And we have to thank Engage and Create for submitting the grant application for us. They’ve got two from two for us now,” he added.

“We also want to thank Gore’s and Donpon earthmoving for donating their time and machinery for major earthworks and Allan Sutton builders for upgrading and installing windows on our buildings.

“A big thanks to all our sponsors, committee and supporters throughout the year and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year,” Taylor said.

And 2019 is shaping up to be just as busy.

The club will host another round of the WoW series along with a round of the Sunshine State MX Series in June, which could bring up to 1000 visitors to town.

A come and try day will kick-start the season in March. To stay up to date you can follow the club’s Facebook page. 

Goondiwindi Motorcycle Club treasurer Renee Stephenson, secretary Lisa Thorncroft and president Alan Taylor with their new tractor purchased via a Gambling Community Benefit Fund commemorative grant.

Goondiwindi Motorcycle Club treasurer Renee Stephenson, secretary Lisa Thorncroft and president Alan Taylor with their new tractor purchased via a Gambling Community Benefit Fund commemorative grant.