Wet weather forces change to Coffs Coast Festival of Motor Sport

Coffs KTM principal Ash Beaton with mechanic Bailey Spencer, who built a “crazy, invented” Yamuki, created from Yamaha and Suzuki parts.

THE weather has somewhat spoiled the first Coffs Coast Festival of Motor Sport.

“With beautiful sunny weather at the moment, exactly what we’ve been hoping for all month, we have to report some changes to some events with some serious wet weather issues recently and ahead of us,” said Coffs City manager Bob Carle. Rotary Club. The chairman of the Coffs Coast Festival of Motor Sport told News Of The Area: ‘The motor show, a gala event forming part of the official opening, could be a huge display of what looked like until 400 exposures, had to be cancelled.

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“The long-term forecast had better be correct because we had to call early to let many people from afar know that the show had to be cancelled.

“The grassy area we were using is far too wet and marshy to exhibit or drive cars on.

“But things change all the time, watch our schedule,” advised Bob.

All other events are still ongoing.

The official opening will now take place at the Bike Show on Saturday November 12 at Coffs Harbor Race Club.

“We can use other Race Club rooms to show bikes and use hard flooring in the parking lot and under the building,” Bob said.

“If you were bringing your bike or planning to come, please participate.

“We have some wonderful machines coming up with shows of old, restored and new bikes of all makes with a number of out of town dealerships showing.”

As it stands, round one of the Kempsey Car Club’s RedPoint Hillclimb Series will be the first event of the festival taking place on Sunday November 6 at the club’s Hillclimb track at Mount Cooperabung, south of Kempsey.

“At Raleigh Raceway, also on Sunday November 6th, the Burnout Comp will be exciting with the visit of the ‘Burnout Boys’ who will compete against the local guys.

“There will be exciting cars, lots of tire smoke and great competition.

Plenty of parking spaces and spectators are assured.

On Wednesday, November 9, round two of the RedPoint Hillclimb Series will be held at Raleigh Raceway, with points, prize money and trophies up for grabs for those who compete in all three rounds.

“It should be a nice day.

“If you have not received your registration, please get it as soon as possible, contact [email protected]

“Having had to cancel our Festival of Motorsport for the past two years due to Covid, we are delighted to be so close that this is actually happening.

“Please support your local clubs, if not to compete come and see.

“All the clubs have tried very hard and had a lot of work to do to organize their events; they need everyone’s support.
Bob Carle thanked all the clubs for their involvement.

“To those who couldn’t make it this year due to rain damage, thank you for trying, put us on your calendar for next year.

“We will come back bigger and better, we the committee will see you all again at your events.”

Check out the updated event schedule at www.facebook.com/MotorsportCoffsCoast/.

Contact Bob Carle at [email protected] and phone 0411 727 255.

By Andrea FERRARI

A top of the line factory Gasgas bike with Coffs KTM bike shop manager Craig Lyons on display at the Coffs Coast Festival of Motor Sport.