MX nationals Round 1

MX National Round 1

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This weekend, we popped down to Legends MX track out near Cullinan to watch the first race of the 2024 national MX series.

It’s always lekker to catch up with the guys. National racing is quite a bit more serious than regionals or events like to Inland series, there is a lot at stake with factory teams eyeing the end result. 

If you’ve never been to a national MX meeting, it’s something that you need to see – some of the fastest riders in SA banging bars, it was epic!

KTM’s Cameron Durow reallly is a class act. His fitness is on point and he proved once again why he is the SA champ. 

We had a surprise visitor in the shape of Husqvarna’s Tristan Purdon who came home from the UK to race. Things certainly did not go all his way… the level has stepped up and as he says: “It takes a while to get used to SA tracks again, but great to see him!”

The Cox family were all on duty cheering Trey on. With mentors like Dad Alfie and Brother Brad, this young man has a bright racing future ahead. But things did not go all his way, Ryan Adler is back from injury, he took the day in the MX 125 class.

A highlight for us is always the junior classes and it’s so cool to see how many lighties are on the start gates. They are the future of MX and the racing was as fierce as in any other class.

In the ladies class, 7 girls lines up and Leah Heygate took the win from Kayla Raaf and Jessica Osner.

Top 3: Leah Heygate. Kayla Raaf. Jessica Osner.

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MX 2:

Cameron Durow, Jonathan Mlimi, Jayden Proctor.

MX 50’s:

Riley Geldenhuys, Trey Dean, Luan Jordaan.

MX High School:

Ryan Adler, Trey Cox, Emmanuel Bako.

MX3:

Dean Wheeler, Levo Doherty, Keegan Du Plooy.

MX3 Vets: 

Jonathan Du Plooy, Sheldon Watkins, Warrick Peters.

MX 1:

Cameron Durow, Tristan Purdon, Jayden Proctor.

MX 85:

Cruz Marten, Trenton Kretzmann, Evan Frost.

MX S/Mini. 

Aiden Henley, Blake Frost.

MX 3 and MX Senior Support:

Dean Wheeler, Levi Doherty, Keegan Du Plooy.

MX Senior Support: Sean Strunkheide, Astin Allin, Shayne Steenkamp.

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All in, a great day of racing. A great turnout and great to see so many peeps competing. If this is anything to go by, 2024 is going to be a great year of racing. The pics are courtesy of Black Sheep, Cloud 9, KTM group and Dirt And Trail magazine. Enjoy!

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