The first round of the QLD Fox Superflow Series kicks off in Mackay this weekend at Rowallan Park and is set to be a great start to the North Queensland Rounds. Fast becoming one of the most popular racing formats in Australia, the Fox Superflow Series is a great way to race the way you ride and get between the tape. We took a look at the details….
By Mike Branch
With a relaxed format and a mantra of ‘Race the way you ride..’ Fox Superflow is a great way to jump in between the tape with your mates and get your first race under the belt. It’s not full on Enduro, it’s not full on XC but it’s straight trail riding with no limits on how many trains you can run with your mates.
“First-time and casual racers will get as much of a challenge and fun out of it as an elite racer. In fact, we’ve had National Champs compete alongside groups of mates and even U13’s racers, who are out there with their mum and dad.”Race Director Bob Morris
The course consists of 3 stages as usual, ride each one up to five times with your fastest time counting towards your total. Fastest racers win the glory!
- FOX – the FOX track includes the first 2 wooden features of the “Millsy’s Ringa Mahi” from that point you can choose your own adventure! Both lines converge onto “102” for some rocky descents before cutting into the skills park onto the wooden berm to finish just below the MAD Mountain Bike Club House.
- A line – continue on Ringa Mahi for a Rocky technical run that will test your line selection all day long,
- B line – a newly created link crossing the fire road into Wild Turkey
Both Stans & Lazer flick to the left before dropping onto the road and splitting.
- STANS – Takes “Organ Donor”onto “Pips Playground” before a hard left into “Jellyfish” passing under the bridge for a short pedal to the finish.
- LAZER – Punches up onto “Dragon Back”, down onto road heading into Pride rock then onto “The Bees Line” pass “Devils Elbow onto the B track down to Mosquito Creek for the finish.
“What our racers love is that they get 5 attempts on each track until they nail it – the fastest time on each counts. Plus, there’s chip timing that’s LIVE online – they cross the line and can check their times, go back up and do it again to shave off those valuable seconds!”Race Director Bob Morris
2020 Course Preview
This year we see a couple of small changes, whilst the race is running over two days it also means you have plenty of time to get on the trails. This year you can complete any of your five runs per stage over the two day period, meaning you can come back fresh the next day and punch out some more timed runs! Spend one day running trains and the next racing the clock.
Camping will be available as well as bunk style accommodation, check out the details on the Rocky Trail Entertainment website.