Track action is fast, furious under lights

Alexander ScottNorth West Telegraph
Riders from across the North West took part in Port Hedland’s Under Lights event.
Camera IconRiders from across the North West took part in Port Hedland’s Under Lights event. Credit: Hedland Camera Club

Riders from across the North West came out in force to see who was the best in a night of fast and furious action at Port Hedland Motorcycle track.

The Port Hedland Motorcycle Club’s annual Under Lights event, held on October 12, featured 80 riders from across the North West, including Broome, Wickham, and Tom Price, compete in 11 categories.

The event saw local rider Angus Fay take out the 50cc division in an action-packed race before finishing second to Newman’s Jhett Donald in the 65cc division one race.

Karratha’s Sam Arnold held off a strong field in the veterans race to take the victory before backing up the result with a win in the open division.

PHMCC secretary Dannielle Aggiss said the event was held after the motocross season as a celebration of the season.

“The event is getting better every year, and it’s just a good family night out,” she said.

“Our local riders dominated quite a lot, and we had the Fay brothers, Angus and Eddy Fay, both got onto the podium in two different classes.”

Ms Aggiss said one of the stand- out racers was Broome’s Liam Bellingham.

“He took out the 65cc division, and he’s always an excellent rider,” she said.

Ms Aggiss said it was good to see families from around the North West come to Port Hedland and compete with each other.

“It was great to see some of our local kids riding in a bigger event and mixing it up with older kids and riding under lights,” she said.

“At the start of the season, they might race three to four kids, and now they are on a stage with 12-13, so it was good to see, and we’re proud of our local riders.”

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