Coastal Motorcycle Club kicked off their new season in fine form with their Pre-Season Go Moto on Saturday the 18th February. 130 riders got to ride on the new format Coastal track which now includes the aptly called Coastal Hills.
The club has taken advantage of the off season to make significant changes to the track with the most obvious addition being the previously mentioned hill section. This has proved extremely popular with riders and spectators a like.
The viewing now rivals some of the best in the country with the added bonus of views across the Sound to Rottnest and the new track layout was extremely popular with other senior and junior riders with many positive comments mentioning how well the new format flows. The new layout will continue to evolve and improve as it beds in and get some much needed rain.
Coastals has decided to change up the format of some of its events this year by breaking from tradition and offering some Saturday afternoon events.
Motorcycling Western Australia's CEO complimented the club on a fantastic start to the 2017 season- "Hats off to the committee of Coastal MCC who took the plunge to run a GoMoto Ride Park day. Great to see Coastal had a huge day with plenty of new riders riding a real race track."
Next on the calendar is Coastal Inaugural Pre Season Cup on March 11th. The Saturday afternoon event will see the return of competitive racing to Coastals for the first time this year.
The club has decided to return to grass roots racing by keeping the entry fee for members and non-members to only $40. President Warren Littlefair said "We recognise that in the current economic climate the cost of racing is becoming a significant issue for many people. Coastal Motorcycle Club recognise this and wish to give back to the riders in the state by offering some races which don't break the bank and can keep people on the track. For the club to do this riders need to bring along a volunteer each who needs to fill a spot as a flaggy or somewhere else for a 2.5 hour shift. If riders and clubs work together in this we can keep the cost of racing down"
Up for grabs at the Pre Season Cup is the Inaugural Cup for MX1 and MX2 as well as Junior trophies.
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