Six Pilbara quad bike riders compete in the national ATV race in Darwin

Xander Sapsworth-CollisNorth West Telegraph
Pilbara riders Anthony Ytting and Sid Torney.
Camera IconPilbara riders Anthony Ytting and Sid Torney. Credit: Supplied

A strong contingent of Pilbara quad bike racers made up a large part of the 26-person WA team that headed to the Hidden Valley in Darwin to compete in the ATV nationals.

As part of the Pilbara Quad Racers Club, six riders from Port Hedland and one from Karratha competed in the championship that took place on September 9 and 10.

Blade Madden, Mikayla Torney, Macy Duscher, Lachlan Ytting, Sid Torney, Austin Duscher, and Jaxon Duscher all made the way up to Darwin to compete in the national event.

Pilbara Quad Racers Club promoter Charli Delaney said the group made the trip together from the Pilbara and that it was a big occasion for the team.

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Lachlan Ytting, 13
Camera IconLachlan Ytting, 13. Credit: Supplied

“We have all got big toy haulers and caravans that took us over to Darwin,” she said.

“It’s no small feat because I remember when we used to have money before we started.”

Ms Delaney said the ATV nationals were just the first part of the team’s trip to the Northern Territory.

“We have the Nationals on September 9 and 10,” she said.

“But also on the following weekend, we have the Northern Territory State Titles which we will also be competing in.”

While no Pilbara riders won their races, team WA had some success with Kyden Crowe winning the 200cc 2 and 250cc 4 classes.

Ms Delaney some of the WA riders were incredibly talented.

“Some of the guys from Perth have even ridden in America,” she said.

“We weren’t just here to muck around; there are some serious good guys who have done well in USA.”

A total of 84 riders entered into 10 race categories at the ATV nationals.

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