GALLERY: Day tops off great year for Curtis Coast Trail Club
MOTORSPORT: Curtis Coast Trail Riders Club president Jason Rice had every reason to smile.
Firstly, the fifth and final round of the Central Queensland Offroad Interclub Series in Turkey Beach went without a hitch in which 70 riders took part.
Secondly, there was some close racing in most of the classes throughout Saturday on a track that had more than 500mm of rain dumped on it just two weeks ago.
And last of all Rice took out the Veteran's Over-35 category ahead of fellow Gladstone rider Justin Long and Rockhampton's Brett Donaldson.
"It's the first time that I had finished first for the season and it's pretty exciting,” Rice said.
"Every point counts and you have to make sure that you place well in each round.”
Rice got maximum points rounds one and three.
The chase for an overall placing went down to the wire in the Clubman Ironmaan class.
"Two guys finished on 74 points in the Clubman Ironman and they were Kaine Beers from Gladstone and Mackay's Blair Willoughby,” Rice said.
"Blair took it out on count-back for third spot.”
Rice said the junior classes produced some good racing and Xavier Welling finished on top in the 65cc on 109 points to edge out Sienne Comre on 105 and Jack Blackley in third.
"It was good to see a lot of juniors in the 65cc class and I thank all the parents who took time off to travel from as far as Mackay and Bundaberg,” Rice said.
2018 promises to be even more exciting with more properties to be available to host more events.
Rice thanked major sponsor Coates Hire for supporting the event.
There will be more results published in The Observer on Wednesday.