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‘Epic’ night for Geraldton Junior & Senior Motocross club as season finishes with action-packed event

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Motocross season in Geraldton has finished up with a roar.

The Geraldton Junior and Senior Motocross held an “epic” event at the track on Saturday, featuring more than 130 riders, pit bikes, and two shootouts as part of a night full of action.

Club secretary Rae Edwards said the night lived up to the expectations of visitors from across WA, who were impressed by the local setup.

“It was epic,” she said.

“We did two shootouts that were hotly contested. We had 133 riders and loads of juniors.

“There were riders from Port Hedland down to Pemberton — they travelled for an entire weekend. The feedback (from the riders) was they loved it, and they’re definitely coming back again.”

She said the night had started out a bit dusty because of the wind but the club had watered the track and had it running well.

Liam Atkinson and Jarred Blakeney were the shootout winners.

Atkinson also won the A-grade, ahead of Evan Browne and Brendon Bayliss.

In B-grade, Nathan Rodgers was the winner ahead of Zach Sandow and Matthew Taylor.

Jiordan Giacoppo won the C-grade ahead of Darren Smith and Carson Mitchell.

Jared Blakeny won the veterans and Deacon Paice won the juniors’ light class.

Ricky Edwards won the senior pit bike division, and Levi Farr won in the juniors.

For the shootouts, each race was one lap, with a rider eliminated each race until there were three left for the final race. Each shootout had $750 prize money.

The junior and senior pit bike classes, smaller than dirt bikes, were a first for Geraldton, Edwards said.

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