Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th December: Tracks closed. The rain up here in the hills keeps coming.

MX Nationals & BT Go Pink

Australian MX Champs 2014

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Williams Event Management dedicates Coolum to a great cause.

In conjunction with the final round of the Monster Energy MX Nationals this weekend in sunny Coolum, Williams Event Management, along with riders and teams will dedicate the grand finale to raising funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

In support of the fantastic work carried out by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, round 10 of the MX Nationals will be turned pink – bikes, gear, helmets and all.

To celebrate the ‘pink round’, WEM will donate $30 from each entry, to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for any rider donning pink this weekend.

In addition, a number of items including a pink Ben Townley helmet will be available for auction at the championship presentation, again with funds going directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

With so many friends and family of the MX Nationals touched by breast cancer, the final round of the series provides an opportunity to remember our loved ones, and show support to the NBCF who dedicate themselves to finding a cure.

The Ben Townley pink helmet and pink Matt Moss Alpinestars signed jersey are just a couple of the items that will be auctioned off.

An auction will take place at the track during the final championship presentation on Sunday afternoon. Or head over to the ‘Honda MX’ Facebook page to place online bids on the Ben Townley pink helmet.

There will also be a limited edition ‘pink printed’ Alpinestars t-shirts available for purchase from the Alpinestars display at the track at $30 each (only 50 available).

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Ben Townley Returns For MX Nationals Finale To Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Go PinkWhile the Penrite Oil Honda Racing team has faced an enduring and trying season plagued by injury they never once lost focus and remain determined to close out this weekend’s season finale with a positive result. 

In a major boost to the rider line-up the Penrite Oil Honda Racing team will welcome the return of former World Motocross Champion Ben Townley who will contest the MX1 class. Townley has enjoyed a limited motocross program in 2014, which included a podium finish at the fifth round of the series in Perth. 

“I am really looking forward to racing on the sandy track at Coolum as well as enjoying the beautiful surrounds of the Sunshine Coast,” Townley said. “I thank Penrite and Honda for giving me the chance to come over and compete, I have a lot of friends and fans in Australia and it’s nice to come back and race. 

"I hope this isn’t the last time I am here."

Teammate Josh Cachia has had a frustrating season in the MX2 class and is eager to finish the motocross championship on a high. 

“This has been my most frustrating season ever in Motocross,” Cachia said. “I need to get my bike up front and end the season well. 

“I like Coolum and I have had success there before. I will be giving it my all this weekend.” 

The final round of the Monster Energy MX Nationals is supporting breast cancer awareness and the team and its sponsors have come together with Luke Hibberd of LA Designs to paint two specially designed M2R X4 helmets. 

The helmets highlight the significance of the disease that chooses not to discriminate against its sufferers and their families. The statistics are horrifying with the reality that woman have a 1 in 8 chance of enduring invasive breast cancer during their lives. 

Members of the Penrite Oil Honda Racing Team have been personally affected by breast cancer as have several of the team’s sponsor’s.

Every one of the team’s sponsors, personal and riders appreciate the opportunity to create further awareness and the team is excited to confirm that the helmets will be auctioned off with 100% of the monies raised, to be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. 

World Champion Ben Townley will wear both helmets throughout the weekend before signing them and handing them back.

“On the track we are fighting to win, we face adversity, we fall and we have to get back up, we give it our all but off the track people are fighting so much harder to win against diseases like cancer,” Townley said 

“I am honoured to be able to help raise awareness for their fight”. 

Lee-Anne Yewers of Berry Sweet Strawberries has placed a starting bid for one of the helmets at $2000 and Neale Wilson has started a bid for the other helmet at $550. 

One of the helmets will be listed for auction on ebay on Monday 1st September, the other will be auctioned at the track and its current bid is at $2000. 

The final round of the Monster Energy MX Nationals will be held at Coolum Pins Motocross Track on August 30-31. 

Top Image: One of the helmets Ben Townley will wear before it is auctioned off

Credit: Aaryn Minerds

 
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