Other Stuff Events
Charlie Payne | 20th July 2010
Hargreaves on his gen3 V8 commodore 350 chev.
MASSIVE bikes and big
men with short names dominated the second annual
dirt drags at Sarina showgrounds during the weekend.
A group of riders from
Western Australia, going by the names of Jimmy,
Danny, Potter and Red, won many of the categories,
which included V8s, nitro Harleys, modified Harleys
Riders gathered from
around Australia, including Western Australia,
Sydney, Brisbane and Townsville to rumble their
massive machines down a 200m dirt strip.
A crowd estimated at
2000 watched over two days.
Eight V8 machines
turned up but mechanical problems eliminated two,
leaving six to take part in the shootout.
Jimmy won the final, but might have been lucky to
beat Mackay's Steve Hargreaves.
“Steve had mechanical
problems in the final and was beaten by a few
lengths,” organiser Dave Robins said.
“We didn't have a
speed camera, but we guess the big bikes were doing
150 to 160kmh.”
Mackay's Bill Holgate
crashed on his nitro Harley, which was one of two to
“He did a bit of
damage, but it's repairable,” Robins said. “He
bruised his leg but he's okay.”
Danny won the event final.
Robins won the Harley
modified division, ahead of Potter from Western
Australia, and Perth's Red won Sportsters.
Another dirt drags
would be held next year, Robins said.
“Now's the time to
start building your machine if you want to compete
Junior motocross 250 Dylan Carroll, 125 Bradley
Boyd, junior motocross Liam Paro, senior 250 Brendan
Moohin, quads Terry Stevens, senior 450 Scott
Martin, motocross open Russell Walpole, junior
peewees Dylan Wray, Harley street bikes John Clark.