THE Dandenong Motorcycle Club in Wonthaggi will host the coveted 2016 Australian ATV Nationals on October 8-9.
The 2016 Australian ATV Nationals, Australia’s premier Quad event, will be one-of-kind that will raise the bar for all riders, teams and sponsors involved and will definitely be an event not to be missed.
Dandenong MCC representative Glenn Capuano said: “The Dandenong Motorcycle Club is very excited to be hosting the ATV Nationals at Wonthaggi. We expect that the ATVs will love the moist sandy surface at the track and will provide some spectacular racing for the spectators.”
The seaside town of Wonthaggi is 132km south-east of Melbourne situated in South Gippsland. The track itself is slightly undulating and consists of strong clay based with excellent loamy sand.
The track is fairly fast and flowing with tabletops and ski jumps that are all safe and can be taken at a comfortable speed, which is going to be perfect for the highly-prepped race machines and the riders.
Promoter Mitchell Van Vliet, who has several ATV titles under his belt including trophies from Finke, as well as being the Chinese ATV International champion and Australian ATV champion, is taking on board the promoter role with heart and soul and plans to take the competition to the next level for the first time in Australia.
Mitch commented: “We have big plans with a lot of big names behind us. It’s time that Australia took our sport to the next level and we are thrilled to be a part of this with the guidance of some great people on board.
“Wonthaggi is a great track for quads and the club’s committee have been very helpful. We will be aiming to bring a lot of infrastructure into the local township for the weekend of the October 8-9 so not only will this be great for the sport but also for the township as well,” Mitch added.
With some of the top riders coming from all over Australia, this event will not only showcase the best, but also the up and coming rising stars in the sport.
For further information please check out the event’s official Facebook Page www.facebook.com/ATVMXNationals.