Race Report: Scenic Rim Enduro Series Round 1

After a long, hot summer the race season has finally come back around and it’s kicked off with the first round of the Scenic Rim Enduro Series. Hosted by On The Edge Events, timed by White Lightning Events and located at Kooralbyn, round 1 was a great way to start the three round Scenic Rim Series. Here’s what went down on a fun filled weekend at Kooralbyn….

Round 1 of the Scenic Rim Enduro Series went down on the weekend and it was a great way to start the season. Once again, On the Edge Events put on a great event and the racing conditions could not have been better. Cooler, overcast conditions meant rider’s could hit the trails without the usual blistering sun that Kooralbyn is known for. New trails meant new challenges, the introduction of Mandalorian to the course brought some steeps and more than a few sketchy moments.

Adam Aitken on his way to the Podium

Just over 70 riders hit the trails of Kooralbyn with 6 stages being completed. The largest contingent of riders were in the 40-49 year old masters class, with 17 junior riders entering for the day. Despite lower numbers than the Queensland Enduro Series, the Scenic Rim Series seems to be building and is providing a great grass roots series to test your metal or get ready for the Queensland Enduro Series.

Rory Mackenzie on his way to 1st in the Elite Men’s Category

The business end of the day saw Rory Mackenzie take out the elite men whilst Leela Hancox won the elite women, Liam Buchanan won Expert Men and Isabella Lemond won the Open Women’s category (17+). The Masters 1/2 saw Adam Aitken win over John Dollisson, Gary Smith won the Masters 3/4 with Aline Bordin winning the Masters Women.

Liam Buchanan Testing the dirt integrity

The Junior Riders were on course and having a good hard crack with no shortage of riders trying to send their way to victory. U17 Men was won by Harrison Rogers, U19 Men Alex Barons, U15 Men Oscar Murchison and the U13 Men was won by Joe Harvey. Junior numbers were a little low and hopefully we see more young riders between the tape next round.

With the first round out of the way and the next round heading to Mt Joyce on 7 June, it looks like we are in for an action packed series. Joyce is set to be a great location and let’s hope SEQ Water keep the trails open for the second round. Entry is not yet open for round 2 of the series and we will let you know when it is….

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