Summercross to kickstart season

Chris Harris jumps over the top of Leeha |Worthington.d396193
Chris Harris jumps over the top of Leeha |Worthington.d396193

The club, popular among Kwinana and Rockingham riders, has been firmly entrenched in the region since 1919, with some members believing it could be the oldest motor cycle club in Australia.

Coastal member Chris Harris said the club’s community-friendly outlook had made it what it is today.

‘Without family and volunteers we wouldn’t have a club,’ he said.

‘The people I’ve met here at this club are my family.’

Harris said the fact the club had its own track, great facilities and an ability to nurture young talent, made it a great choice for amateur and professional riders alike.

‘The thing about this club is that we cater for all classes and age groups, whether you’re male or female,’ he said.

The club will open the 2013 season with Summercross, one of its premier race meets, on March 2.

‘Summercross really is the first significant race of the year,’ he said.

‘It’s purely a spectator event with a nice, short, tight track under lights with the fans right up close to the action.

‘Being a short-track event, lap times are around the 30-second mark, meaning the racing is close and exciting and the crowd just absolutely loves it.’