Some of Australia‰Ûªs most exciting young dirt track motor cycle racers will converge on the Central Coast of NSW this weekend for the annual staging of the Worthington Motorcycles Honda Central Coast Cup meeting.
The Allen Park track at Debenham Road North, Somersby will again be the scene of this major event on Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17.
The Central Coast Cup meeting has in its short history established itself as one of the major non-championships meetings on the dirt track calendar.
One reason for the on-going significance of the meeting is the honour roll of winners in both the senior and junior classes since its inception in 2005.
The senior class has invariably been won by previous, or future, Australian champions and even a future world champion.
Several riders from the host club, the Central Coast Junior Motorcycle Club, will be among the favourites to take the honours on their home track this weekend.
David and Peter Smith and Jack Passfield lead the host club‰Ûªs hopefuls in the Senior Cup class, while there will also be plenty of interest in the performance of another Central Coast rider.
Taylor Poole had hoped to be racing speedway in the UK this year but having been denied a Work Permit changed his 2015 plans and he will return to his dirt track roots this weekend.
The winners of the Junior Cup for the past two years ‰ÛÒ Thomas Duggan (2013) and Jarred Brook (2014) - will pose the biggest threat to a local success as both have made a huge impact in their short senior careers to date.
Both Duggan and Brook will be striving to become only the second rider ever to win the Cup at both junior and senior level.