Smith shines at washed out 2018 Australian Junior Dirt Track Championship meeting at Kurri Kurri

Singleton’s Ryan Smith was a “stand-out performer”  at the washed out 2018 Australian Junior Dirt Track Championship meeting at Kurri Kurri.

Smith won all eight races he contested on Saturday leaving him either the outright or joint leader on points in all four classes he entered.

Smith earlier this year when he won the Casey Stoner cup.

Smith earlier this year when he won the Casey Stoner cup.

Smith earlier this year when he won the Casey Stoner cup.

Smith earlier this year when he won the Casey Stoner cup.

However, racing could not go ahead on Sunday so now he will have to wait for the Kurri Kurri Junior Motorcycle Club to liaise with Motorcycling Australia to set a date for when the championship can be finalised.

The club’s publicity officer Peter Baker says no Australian champions could be crowned after wet track conditions prevented any racing on the planned second day of the meeting.

“The practice session and two rounds of competition were staged on Saturday before persistent light rain curtailed the action,” he says.

“Unfortunately conditions did not improve overnight and officials made an early call on Sunday that racing was not possible allowing the many long-distance travelers to hit the road by mid-morning.”

“Racing on Saturday was, as expected, top quality and this was obviously a great start for all those riders, but there is a lot of racing left before the championships will be decided, and of course the wait for day two.” 

This season Smith continues to prove he has big future in racing after stepping up to the open class (13-16yrs) on his 250cc dirt bike.

As despite having to pull out his dreaded starting blocks again, the accomplished champion took out the 2018 Junior Casey Stoner Cup.

Held at Loxford Park Raceway from March 24-25, the annual race attracts riders from around the country and Smith held off some quality opposition to claim the cup. 

The line-up included 2017 triple Australian champion, Kye Andrews.