"What a whirlwind the last three weeks have been!" Motorcycling NSW CEO, Dave Cooke stated. "The Sultans of Slide was a concept designed to introduce and try some ideas so that we can try to create more interest in a discipline of our sport that is held close to hearts of many people. Dirt track has honed the skills of so many successful racers on the international stage, and we're determined to make sure we do everything we can to ensure the future of the sport. Judging from the initial feedback, it was clearly a success, with a lot of ideas being well received by entrants, parents and spectators alike.
"Congratulations to our winners, and also to all those who entered. Without the riders supporting the series and providing us with feedback we wouldn‰Ûªt achieve anything, so thank you. To the three clubs, volunteers and the MNSW staff, thank you for all your efforts in making this series come to life. I'd also like to thank Indian Motorcycles, MSCMoto, Dunlop, Unifilter, Scott, Motorex, RJays and MXStore for going out on a limb to support an unknown series and to give back directly to the entrants. If nothing else, the Sultans of Slide has prompted some conversations, although I really do think that we've just seen a snapshot of the future. It‰Ûªs now up to us to build it."