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AMH Queensland Supercross Championship officially announced

Author: Aaryn Minerds

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Marshall Racing and Haworth Park in conjuction with Motorcycling Queensland have announced the return of the Queensland Supercross Championship, with a two round series being held on the 2nd and the 9th of November this year.

The first round will kick off on November 2nd at The Marshall Private Property in Dundas (Fernvale), with the second round the following weekend, 9th November being held at Haworth Park in Leyburn with both tracks being built to full size Supercross specifications with lap times expect to be approximately one minute long.

The Queensland race calendar has been missing a State Supercross Championship for a few years with this venture being seen as a great opportunity to bring it back with a success. The Championship will accommodate for all riders and bring back the opportunity for Junior Lites and Clubman class seniors to compete in Supercross events.

With approximately $25,000 total prize money up for grabs over the two rounds of the championship, some of Australia's biggest names in Supercross are likely to be heading to Queensland early in November to get some SX race practice in before heading back to the national stage, with the two rounds providing the perfect lead in to the final round of the Australian Supercross Championship being held on the 16th of November in Toowoomba, Qld.

"It has been a long process and I have learnt a lot this year with the organising side for this event," explained first time promoter Robbie Marshall. "I have enjoyed it all though and I can't wait to see the Championship unfold at the first round at my parents private property.

"I guess without Rob Haworth and myself volunteering to try and make the races happen, we still wouldn't have anything like it in Queensland as far as Supercross Racing at a state level goes.

"We are lucky that we have the properties to do something like this, and for myself, I can't thank my parents enough for letting me do it right in their back yard of their home." Marshall added.

A talented Pro Level racer himself and also one of Australia's top Freestyle talents, the only down side Marshall has found with organising his own event, is the fact he will not be able to race it himself.

"I'm a bit bummed I won't be able to race because I have taken on the management side of things, especially with the good prize money that is going to be offered for the riders." Marshall continued.

"It will be good to see the riders get something back for their hard work though and I'll just be happy to be a part of bringing back Supercross Racing at a state level.

"Some of my best memories from racing are from back when I first turned senior and I travelled to North Queensland and spent weeks at a time doing back to back weekends of Queensland Supercross Races," he concluded.

Co Promoter Rob Haworth. who has just finished building an AMA replica Supercross track on his property ready for the Queensland series is excited to bring state level Supercross racing back to Queensland.

"As most people may know we have run a few motocross race meetings at our Property now over the last few years and we are really happy and excited to be able to extend to our Park and add another discipline for riders to compete at." Haworth enthused.

"Supercross is the pinnacle of our sport and although this year we have had to run these State races at private properties, we hope to see some decent crowds still and build the sport and the Championship to be bigger and better in years to come.

"Between working my usual job and spending every other second I have had on this Supercross event, it has been tough but it will be all worth it to see it all go ahead and give everyone the opportunity to give Supercross racing a go at a state level." Howarth concluded.

Supporting the 2013 events along side naming rights sponsor Australian Modular Homes Pty Ltd. (AMH) will be series sponsors, KTM, Andrew's Motorcycle Products and MotorcyclesRus.

For all spectator tickets and information head to www.qldsupercross.com where you can already buy tickets to the first round. There will be limited tickets sold at the gate at both rounds and early bird tickets are being offered online until the 15th September.

Supplementary Regulations for the series can be downloaded available HERE.

Top Image: Australian Pro Racer Robbie Marshall will Co promote the new AMH Queensland Supercross Championship.
Credit: Aaryn Minerds (File)

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