When the Monster Energy MX Nationals travel to Wonthaggi for round three, the event will mark a special occasion for event promoter Williams Event Management
Based out of Loch in Victoria, the Wonthaggi round is WEM's local venue on the world class series' schedule, and managing director Kevin Williams is proud to take the elite level of the sport back home where it all began for him.
With a truly international line-up of 20 overseas riders from as many as seven separate countries in Australia to take on our domestic best, Australian motocross is recognised worldwide as one of the premier series on a national level.
"It's great to have a venue of an international standard in our backyard," Williams explained. "We travel all around Australia, so to bring one of the premier products in Australian motorsport to our local area is a delight.
"After travelling 30,000km so far this year to host the series, with an opportunity to run a round and sleep in my own bed, why wouldn't I want to? This is one of the rounds I have really been anticipating as a great one on the calendar." he continued
"The Wonthaggi track and club have been going for years down here and it's where I learnt the sport myself. Back in the day I rode at Wonthaggi a lot, so it's like coming back to home soil for me and I'm excited to bring it back to the region." Williams explained.
The Third round of the 2012 Monster Energy MX Nationals will take this coming weekend the 28th and 29th at the Wonthaggi venue and will incorperate two junior classes of racing. The Rookies Lite class along with the Rookies 85cc class will join the three usual Pro Classes for this weekend.
Main Photo: Josh Coppins leads the large international line up in 2012 Credit: Garry Morrow