Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th July. All tracks closed, after the very heavy rain they will not be dry enough for riding this weekend.


Battle of the Clubs 2011

Taupo Fundraiser

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Tauranga is once again competing in the Battle of the Clubs fundraising event at Taupo on Saturday 28th May.

The “Battle”is now in its second year and funds raised go to supporting a NZ team in the world Motocross des Nations which this year will be held in France.

The Tauranga Motorcycle Club Team consists of Jovhann Phillips (Junior 85cc), Matt Kenyon (Junior 125cc), Cam McCaskie (Junior 250cc 4 st), Peter Broxholme (MX2, Scott Barr-Smith (MX1) and Dion Steiner (Vets).

Jovhann Phillips, replacement rider for the injured Cameron Forlong, is stoked to be riding and thinks his named T-shirt is “really cool”.

Matt Kenyon says he’s fit and ready and so is the bike but as a 14 year old he’ll have his work cut out against some of the 16 year olds who’ll be lining up. 

Cam McCaskie hasn’t had much time on a bike lately because he badly ripped his thumb a few weeks back but he’s rearing to go.

Broxy is looking forward to being part of the team and will be doing his best out on the track and also supporting the young guys.

Dion Steiner thinks he’ll have stiff competition against the likes of Darren Capill and probably one of the King brothers, especially since he hasn’t been riding a lot lately because of work imperatives.  However, Taupo is his favourite track and, whatever the weather, he and Taupo can handle it.

The competition will definitely be tough.  A quick glance down the starting line up shows a host of top name riders from all over the country. 20 teams have registered, with the Manawatu Orion, Pukekohe and Taupo clubs fielding 2 teams apiece and with the Nelson club sending a team from the South island. 

When you are down there supporting the event – the entrance fee for spectators is a gold coin donation – show your support  for the Tauranga team as well. They’ll be under the black and silver tent and wearing their Team Tauranga T-shirts.

Don't get there too late.  Finishing time is scheduled for around 2pm. The riders have to be on their bikes again the next day for the Taupo Club Round.

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