Best riders will attract fans and dollars
MOTORSPORT: Gladstone and surrounds will benefit from the spin-off of Sunday's round nine of the Pirelli MX Nationals at the Benaraby Motorsport Complex.
It is expected that the event will generate $350,000 to the economy and motels are already booked out.
The world class prepared Gladstone race venue this weekend will see thousands of fans swamp to the track to see the riders battle it out in the second last event of the championship.
MX Nationals Series promoter Kevin Williams said the world-class venue has all the attributes thousands of motocross fans.
"The Pirelli MX Nationals is a very important event for not only the club, but also for the region," he said.
"We of course have a number of riders competing from Australia such as two-time defending MX1 champion and current red plate holder Dean Ferris, but also international competitors from New Zealand such as Hamish Harwood, Kane Lamont and Rhys Carter which adds that extra level of depth to the racing and is fantastic for our series and for the local fans who are planning on coming out to watch the races."