Dirt Track

Central Coast Cup Returns This Sunday

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2018 winner David Smith is expected to be a major threat. Photo: David Lamont

The 2021 Honda / The Construction Team Central Coast Cup dirt track motorcycle meeting will be staged this weekend as a one-day event on Sunday June 13at the Allen Park track at Somersby, NSW.

Since its inception in 2005 the Central Coast Cup meeting has established itself as one of the major non-championships meetings on the dirt track calendar.

Looking down the honour roll of winners in both the senior and junior (13 to Under 16s) classes you quickly realise how significant the Central Coast Cup is.

The senior class has been won by previous, or future, Australian champions and even a future world champion, while the Junior Cup has been won by a number of riders who have gone on to make a big impact in senior competition. David Smith will be striving to become the first rider to win the Senior event for a fourth time, but he faces a stern task to do so.

Harrison Ryan will also be out to achieve an unusual double as he is aiming to become the third Junior Cup winner to go on to win the Senior Event.

David Smith and his brother Peter are joined by another pair of brothers Angus and Rory Hutchison in the line-up.
Boyd Hollis, who won the Casey Stoner Cup meeting late last year, and the fast-starting Luke Bush are two others expected to be serious contenders.

There will definitely be a new name on the Junior Cup honour roll, with several stand-out contenders.

Host club rider Cody Lewis, Kurri Kurri Junior Club rider Cameron Dunker and Forbes rider Tom Drane loom as the ones most likely to put their name on the honour roll of winners.

The younger age brackets will have to wait to be able to chase Central Coast Cup honours but their racing invariably provides plenty of close, hard-fought racing which augers well for the future of the sport.

Also on the programme to add to the variety will be races for older riders (Over 35s) and older bikes (pre1995).
With the meeting falling in between an Australian Championship meeting and a New South Wales Championship meeting two weeks either side of it, entry numbers are down on previous years but Central Coast Junior Motor Cycle Club President David Smith Snr. said that the club is committed to staging the meeting for the competitors who have supported the event.

“I’m still excited about the line-up for Sunday. Quantity might be missing, but there are plenty of quality riders who will be fighting it out for honours,” said Smith.

Even this week a trickle of late entries have come in to help fill the grids in a number of classes. Among the late entries is former top-flight motocross rider Danny Anderson who will make a rare dirt track appearance.
The 8-lap finals of both the Junior and Senior Cup will wrap up the program on Sunday afternoon after action gets underway at 10 am.

Entry fee for spectators this weekend will be $10 per vehicle payable at the gate as a tax deductible donation to the St Johns First Aid.

The Allen Park track is situated at Debenham Road North, Somersby.

Past Winners:
Year – Senior – Junior
2005 Luke Gough – Glenn Scott
2006 Paul Caslick – Todd Kurtz
2007 Rohan Tungate – Tyson Nelson
2008 Darcy Ward – Grant Charnock
2009 Jackson Jeffrey – Josh Bunt
2010 Jace Castles – Sean McLellan
2011 RAINED OUT RAINED OUT
2012 Jace Castles – Bailey James
2013 Sean McLellan – Thomas Duggan
2014 Jace Castles – Jarred Brook
2015 David Smith – Billy van Eerde
2016 David Smith – Billy van Eerde
2017 Jarred Brook – Jordan Ussher
2018 David Smith – Ryan Smith
2019 Connor Ryan – Harrison Ryan
2020 NOT STAGED NOT STAGED

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