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ATV MX Nationals Heading to WA for 2018

5-7 October 2018-Collie Motorcycle Club

  • 15 February 2018
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ATV MX Nationals Heading to WA for 2018

IT is with great excitement that Quad Riders of WA and Collie Motorcycle Club announce that preparations for the highly anticipated 2018 ATV MX Nationals in October 2018 are underway.
Member for Collie-Preston and Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray has accepted an invitation to officially open the 2018 ATV MX Nationals Event and be present to award trophies at the trophy presentations at the conclusion of the event.

 

The Collie Motorcycle Club’s Stockton Park circuit is located on Piavinnini Rd, about 7km east of Collie and adjacent to Stockton Lake.
The Stockton Park circuit consists of sand, gravel and clay, is approximately 1.8km long and would be regarded as a reasonably technical track. As a competitor you can expect to be challenged by the Stockton Park track!

 

The ATV MX Nationals will be held over three days from Friday 5th October 2018 - Sunday 7th October 2018 and will bring an increase of visitors to the region in coming months. As this is a national event competitors, their support crew and families will head to Collie to get as much practice in as possible leading up to the ATV MX Nationals.
The week of the event will see an even bigger increase of visitors to the region as people head to Collie from all over Australia to compete, support or spectate at this spectacular event.

 

Organised motorcycling activities have existed in Collie since the early 1920s when the first Collie Motor Cycle Club was formed. This was a gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts which lasted in various forms through to the advent of the war.
The immediate post war years saw an increase in the popularity of the motorcycle as a means of transport due to fuel shortage, the economy and the availability of ex-army surplus machines, so it naturally followed that the Motor Cycle Club was reformed. In 1947 the club affiliated with the Western Australian Motor Cycling Association.

 

It has been 49 years since the last Australian Titles were held in Collie. The Collie Motor Cycle Club looks forward to working with the Quad Riders Club of WA on this great event for Collie.
The Quad Riders club has confirmed that the Best of the Best will be racing at this event therefore the excitement is already growing.  Everyone involved is looking forward to meeting the visitors from all over the country that are making the trek to Collie for this year’s ATV MX Nationals.

 

Both clubs are gearing up for some world class racing and expecting large crowds of supporters and spectators to come to the event. This will present some great promotional opportunities for the local region and a boost for many local businesses.

 

Motocross is a family activity and one of the most exciting features is an opportunity to camp out at the track with family and friends!
Alternatively the township of Collie has many accommodation options only 7 mins away from the track and the club's encourage participants to shop local.

 

See you trackside 5-7 October 2018.

 

Contact for more details Lorene Soltoggio 0407575949 or President Michael Harcourt 0431 530 381or email quadriderswa@gmail.com
For more information go to www.qrwa.com.au
Follow all the excitement leading up to the event on Facebook www.facebook.com/quadriderswa/

 

Comments from Member for Collie-Preston and Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray:

“Collie has a long and proud history as a motor racing town, with motorcycles being a major part of that and continuing to maintain a strong local following.

“With almost 50 years having passed since a national motorcycling event has been held in Collie , I am sure local people will welcome the event back with open arms, and turn out to support what will be a terrific event.

“The Collie Motorplex has been going from strength to strength in recent years, and has helped ensure the town’s history as a motor racing town has been maintained by younger generations.

“The Nationals will offer good exposure for Collie as a tourism destination, and we hope competitors and spectators from across Australia will take some time to explore some of the relatively undiscovered tourism gems in our region.

“I also expect a positive boost for local small businesses – including hotels, restaurants and auto suppliers – so the event should provide a good outcome for Collie while putting on a terrific event for competitors and spectators.

“I encourage all South West people, especially those with an interest in motorsport, to take the opportunity to see what will be a spectacular weekend of racing.”

 

Motorcycling Western Australia CEO Rick Gill

"Congratulations to the Quad Riders WA club in winning the right to host the ATV MX Nationals at Collie, we are very much looking forward to working with QRWA in making this ATV MX nationals the best one ever."

 

QRWA President Michael Harcourt
"QRWA are very excited to be hosting the 2018 ATV Nationals and are looking forward to seeing Australia’s best riders battle it out at the picturesque Collie Motocross track". 
"With the return of Jumbo juniors we are aiming to bring family and fun back to ATV racing" 
"This is a massive event for Collie and QRWA and would not go ahead without the hard work gone in by the Nationals Committee."

Chris Bonsais WA #1
Australia’s youngest and longest running national title winner Christopher Bonsais, who currently holds the title of youngest Australian ATV Quad rider to ever compete and win the Australian Pro Quad national championship at the age of 16 is ecstatic to learn the news that Western Australia is holding this year’s National Titles.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank my supporters and sponsors for their continued support this season. Having competed since the age of 7, Christopher is the longest running Australian Champion over multiple grades of Quad Bike racing. Christopher’s passion for the sport and his dedication to future riders is unparalleled.
From his travels to compete on the world stage to his titles and his attitude towards the sport, Christopher will continue to make Western Australia and Australia proud. 
“I would like to express my gratitude to all those who made this opportunity possible, competing on home turf is something that has always excited me. I can’t wait to show my sponsors and my supporters what can be accomplished with hard work and dedication to the sport. I hope to see you all at Collie Motocross Track in October 2018.”

 

Luke Gaisford 2017 Australian ATV MX #1 and MWA Sportsperson of the Year

Luke has travelled the world competing and won multiple state and national ATV Quad Championships, is stoked that the with the news and said “I am excited that the nationals are back in my home state this year, giving my great sponsors and family the opportunity to see me compete at the highest level in our country”.

 “I hope by having nationals held in WA, it allows for many people to get out and race and become involved within the sport.”

Motocross is a family activity and one of the most exciting features is an opportunity to camp out at the track with family and friends!

Alternatively the township of Collie has many accommodation options only 7 mins away from the track and we encourage participants to shop local

 

 

 

 

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