2020 has been a year that has delivered plenty of bad news and the racing calendar has been in constant change. The border closures has led to White Lightning being unable to continue timing and running the events with the clubs. This has meant some great work behind the scenes to secure timing and facilitate the rest of the season. The lastest changes are listed below and it looks like White Lightning will not be continuing into 2021 with the Queensland Enduro Series. We will keep you updates as usual and keep the rubber side down on the trails…
We are told the racing will be a little different, after all it is still mid-pandemic so social distancing and safety measures will need to be in place. The details have yet to be released but it is certain that the group of race organisers and White Lightning will have our safety as their first priority, we will keep you updated as details get released.
Round 1: Boomerang Farm 8-9 August
Where gravity meets the dirt you will find Boomerang Farm, the unofficial home to freeride in South East Queensland and an amazing Bike Park, ‘Boomers’ plays host to round 1 of the COVID-19 reformatted series. Guaranteed to be an awesome race with no shortage of jumps, drops, gaps and gravity fed goodness. Boomerang Farm looks set to be the round of the year that will be flat out fun, an awesome spectator event and super high levels of stoke. Check out our ride location article here…
Round 2: Toowoomba 5-6 September
Toowoomba again plays host to another round of the Queensland Enduro Series, a fixture since enduro began in Queensland and home to an ever-growing gravity trail network. Located 2 hours West of Brisbane and set atop the great dividing range, there’s no shortage of descent with long stages and some epic climbs on the menu whenever a race hits this epic location. 2019 saw the inclusion of some new trails and more new trails are in development at Jubilee Park. With no shortage of rocks, dust and gnar, Toowoomba looks set to be a great location for round 2 of the series. Check out our ride location article here.
Round 3: Kandanga 3-4 October
Round 3 of the series heads over to Kandanga, more specifically the Trailblazing Bros compound, a private property approximately 2 hours North of Brisbane. Home to the 2019 State DH Championships and no stranger to DH races on the SEQDH calendar, Kandanga looks set to be a gravity fed round with no shortage of steeps. Ride days come up periodically with some shuttles available and private shuttling, head on over to their facebook page and give them a follow to stay up to date with ride days and race details.
Camping will be available onsite at Kandanga.
Round 5 Garapine – 15 November
In a year when nothing is for certain, the team of race organisers and White Lightning Events have managed to salvage some racing for us all. Obviously this is all subject to restrictions and the whole COVID-19 situation, if all goes well we will be back between the tape in August. Brakes Wide Open will keep you updated as new information comes to hand…..