After a pain-staking wait that left most of us begging for information and reaching for our steed, SEQDH have released their 2019 race calendar. It looks like a blockbuster race schedule and there are some outstanding tracks that will pave the way for downhill glory, in our opinion, well worth the wait!
Round 1: Canungra, April 14
Canungra has long been a fixture on the South East Queensland Downhill race calendar, but after a year off the schedule due to access issues, it is back and back in style. On private property managed by ‘Straight to Hell Downhill Inc’ and consisting of three separate lines that could be used for the race, Canungra is sure to be a blockbuster event. the only question now is which line will be running and how much fun will the day really be? Registration is not yet open but we will let you know when it is, stay tuned at Brakes Wide Open.
Round 2: Boomerang Farm, May 26
Boomerang Farm bike park debuted in a big way last year with a spot on the SEQ DH Calendar and Australia’s first Air DH race. Situated at Boomerang Farm Golf course in Mudgereeba, a stones throw from the beaches of the Gold Coast, Boomerang Farm Bike park is one of the best bike parks on the East Coast. There is no doubt that this will be a testing day with loads of air, no shortage of drops and some of the best trails in South East Queensland.
Round 3: Mt Joyce, June 23
Known for being hot, dry, rocky and technical, Mt Joyce will be home to round 3 of the SEQ series this year. There is absolutely no shortage of gnar at Mt Joyce and the infamous chute will certainly be taking some skin as payment for the day on the bike. Home to State Championships in the past and a regular on the race calendar, Mt Joyce will certainly turn it on as White Lightning Events put on the show for the day.
Round 4: Kandanga, August 18
Situated 160 Km North of Brisbane and 28km South West of Gympie, the Kandanga compound ran by ‘Trailblazing Bros’ is a home to round 4 of the series. A hard and fast track that drops over 300 metres in elevation and is over in just over two minutes (or under 2 minutes if you are a weapon), Kandanga is sure to be another awesome round with camping, beers and shenanigans.
Round 5: Illinbah, September 15
Rounding out the season is the last round at Illinbah, again hosted on private property and just stones throw from the Gold Coast in amongst the hinterland. Illinbah is a well-worn and well-known race track that is open for ride days every few months and is now managed by Outlook Riders Alliance, the same crew that take care of Boomerang Farm. Known for its high speeds, wide open corners and steep terrain, Illinbah will be another welcome addition to this year’s race calendar.
State Championships: Kandanga, July 28
State Championships breaks up the year this season by placing smack bang in the middle of the race season. Held at Kandanga this year, it is set to be a challenging State Title fight and a welcome addition to the race calendar.
2019 looks set to be a blockbuster year in the South East Queensland downhill scene and there will be no shortage of flat-out riders and gravity fed gnar on offer. As registration details come to light we will as always update our page so that you have a one stop gravity spot online, at Brakes Wide Open.