Memorial event raises bar

Robert DoughertyNorth West Telegraph
Hedland’s Tia Stillman,14, competing in the 250 class. Photo: Tabitha Stillman
Camera IconHedland’s Tia Stillman,14, competing in the 250 class. Photo: Tabitha Stillman Credit: Tabitha Stillman

Crowds converged on the Pilbara for the Newman Echo Park Memorial held by Newman Motorcycle Club.

Motocross riders flew around the track earlier this month in honour of passed members and to take a shot at more than $10,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs.

Newman Motocross Club president Darren Medlen said the weekend event saw a great turnout with families camping in town and about 80 riders in attendance — many making the trip from Perth.

“We’ve been preparing for the memorial since early November so it has been a busy few months — we had riders and their family from all over WA,” he said.

“The event was a great success and would not have happened if not for the committee and our sponsors.”

“We raised enough to able us to put the prize money up to $10,000 — which makes the event one of the richest motocross events in the State.”

Medlen said the day and night racing was an exciting mix which the crowds embraced, the club’s bar and canteen having to be restocked twice.

“The racing over the day and night was amazing, the crowd was great,” he said. “One of our local members Mitchell Outram actually took out the Newman memorial feature race, so well done to him.

“I’d like to thank all the helpers and sponsors who made the event possible, a huge effort by everyone. It will be back again next year and hopefully bigger and better.”

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