DOMINATOR: Dean Ferris has sealed the championship in the MX1 450 Pro category yesterday.
DOMINATOR: Dean Ferris has sealed the championship in the MX1 450 Pro category yesterday. Mike Richards GLA050818BIKE

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MOTORSPORT: Pirelli MX Nationals series director Kevin Williams said it won't be the last time that the Benaraby Motorsport Complex will host such an event.

Yesterday's penultimate round of the series has already decided with Dean Ferris who has claimed the MX1 450 Pro category on his Yamaha.

With just one round left next weekend in Coolum, Ferris cannot be beaten after he won his ninth consecutive race.

"To come back to Gladstone for the first time since 2014 and it's really a great track and the club has done a lot of work to get us back here," Williams said.

"The racing was unbelievable on a quality track, racing was certainly thick and fast and came to the wire with the championship racing with one week to go."

Williams referred to the rest of the classes - MX2, MXD, JUNIOR and the 125cc CUP - as all to be decided with their respective overall winners.

"Everyone from down south loved the weather and people can see how big it was and it's virtually the V8 Supercars of dirt-bikes," he said.

"There were semi's and trailers of a 20 million dollar road show and 580 well credentialled people travelling on a highway to come to Gladstone for this event."

There were 90 riders who competed yesterday and Williams said each state was represented as well as New Zealand.

Gladstone riders Daniel Boyce (MX2) and MXD under-19 rider Jaydon Purdy and Rockhampton's Beau Dargel (MX1) represented the Capricornia region.

Williams said to have nationals held in regional towns gives the opportunity of local riders to show what they have on the big stage.