2014 Bulk Nutrients Official Australian Elite Sidecar Cross titles
Although National level unlimited MX Sidecar racing was in its heyday throughout the 70’s – 80’s much like there solo brothers with start lines stacked 3 rows deep, things change in modern times and they haven’t been seen as regularly across the country as many fans would like, horsham hosting the 2014 national title is offering fans the opportunity to again see the elite sidecars once again right on there doorstep.
Elite Seeded Sidecar Motocross team passenger Brian Anthony who has just returned from competing in Europe to race these titles said, “Racing in Europe where crowds are 5 deep, air horns blaring, fanatical cheering with an atmosphere akin to a Euro soccer match is totally mental and Sure we dont expect to be racing in front of that kind of crowd here at home, but we know for sure we will be racing up against some of the best.
“The top five teams in Australia right now are super competitive and you probably cant pick between them. Just one slip up on the weekend in these 5x 15 minute motos and your title chances could be shot that easy.” “You realise how awesome this sport is when your risking it all, lap after lap. We just can cant wait for these gates to drop!”
The sidecar motocross transition period from heavy weight outfits such as wasp frames fitted with big road going 4 strokes, to the next generation light weight Japanese bikes like the CR500 was a game changer in the mid 80’s.
During the next few decades sidecars evolved into many variations, the light weight specialised mono shock frames have now become the standard, although the riders still to and fro over running Monster big bore 690cc+ four strokes or the Animal 700cc+ Two strokes, remember this title is limited to the Nation’s 20 Elite Riders and the class is an unlimited capacity, so let’s wait and see what the weapon of choice is in 2014 !
Kerry Marsh, promoter of the sidecar program went on to say, “The Official MA ( Motorcycling Australia) elite sidecar titles will be show cased alongside a powerful national championship Quad program over the weekend. Negotiations with all stakeholders received overwhelming support for the concepts when put forward earlier in the year. Both disciplines saw benefit in mutually raising the bar of competition standards and of course creating an exciting combination of racing at a national venue, for those hard core fans who love nothing more than to feel the ground Rumble, just get there”
Bulk Nutrient Supplements, Key sponsor of the 2014 Official Australian Elite Sidecar Cross Titles, to be held at State of the Art MX Venue, Horsham MCC are a little more than excited to see which modern sidecar cross team they will be crowning as the 2014 National title holder on 18/19 October.
Ben Crowley Managing director of Bulk nutrients explains “We are really excited to be a part of show casing the nation’s elite sidecar riders with these 5 big races over the 2 days. We are all about active and high performance athletes and can’t think of anything crazier than having the stamina and endurance to hang off a 3 wheeled projectile at full noise over such a complicated terrain. To help racers reach their performance best and to continue the awesome bar to bar racing over the weekend, we will be powering the guys and girls with our high end Recuper8 recovery products. This is a Fantastic event to be a part of ”.
Seeded rider entries are fully subscribed, with a few unseeded spots remaining, so if your sitting on the fence get your entry in online now as they close this Friday and be part of the biggest official sidecar title in a decade.