Chris Watson to star at Bonanza Dirt Track celebrations
The most successful rider in the history of Australian Dirt Track racing, Chris Watson, will star in a special celebration at the 2016 Penrite Oil Broadford Bike Bonanza.
In a glittering career that was sadly curtailed by a spate of injuries, Watson won 41 national titles. In addition to his legendary prowess on Dirt Tracks, Watson was a very successful Speedway and Long Track competitor in both Australia and overseas, which included appearances in the World Long Track Championships in Europe and Australian representation in speedway test matches.
Watson was born into a motorcycling family, with his father George also a successful Dirt Track competitor on both solos and sidecars. In recent years following his retirement from racing in 2004, Chris has become just as successful in business as he was on the track, operating a major motorcycle dealership at Cessnock, NSW.
“I have heard a lot about the Broadford Bonanza; it seems to get bigger every year and I thought it was about time I tried it for myself,” Watson said.
“I still have a number of my bikes so we’ll get those going in time for Easter next year.”
The Dirt Track Spectacular will feature a huge variety of specialised solos and sidecars; ranging from European Long Track machines to modified motocross bikes and US-style Flat Track racers.
On the other side of the vast Broadford complex, the road race circuit will host a tribute to Australian Superbikes, with significant motorcycles from 1972 to more modern times featured.
The line up will include a number of famous bikes, such as the Kawasaki Z1R raced by Graeme Crosby which is currently under restoration by its original owner Ross Hannan.
The 2016 Penrite Oil Broadford Bike Bonanza will take place at the State Motorcycling Complex in Broadford on Easter Saturday and Sunday, March 26th and 27th.
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