Drama and excitement have become synonymous with the annual Honda / The Construction Team Central Coast Cup motorcycle meeting and the 2018 staging lived up to that reputation last weekend at the Allen Park track at Somersby.
The junior Central Coast Cup decider was red-flagged after crashes and then the re-run.
There was drama before the final of the Junior Cup got underway with the withdrawal of one of the favourites, Victorian Max Berry when his bike failed at the starting line.
Early in the race Harrison Ryan led but then hit the fallen bike of another competitor and he too fell causing a stoppage.
In the re-run another Kurri club rider Ryan Smith, who had been chasing Ryan when he crashed, scored an all-the-way win in advance of clubmate Jayden Rodgers and Queenslander Callan Davies.
Max Berry, Harrison Ryan and Rory Hutchinson from Kurri all scored class wins in the 13 to Under 16s, while in the younger age brackets several dominant performers emerged.
Most dominant performer of the meeting was Albury-Wodonga rider Archie McDonald who came out on top in three classes as he was unbeaten in 16 races over the two days.
Local MP Mr. David Harris opened the meeting on Saturday morning and took in some of the action and he left impressed with what he witnessed.
Mr. Harris said he looked forward to the next major meeting at the venue, the New South Wales Junior Dirt Track Championships on September 15 and 16.
Photo Credit: David Lamont