Junior dirt bike riders set to finally wrap up Aussie champs: Singleton's Ryan Smith expected to be prominent

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

Smith in action during first attempt at the championships over JunelLong weekend.

Smith in action during first attempt at the championships over JunelLong weekend.

And, this Sunday he finally gets the opportunity to finish what he started as the riders return to the track in the hope of wrapping up the competition.

Instead of 18 hours between the second and third rounds of competition, it will be nine weeks.

Publicity officer Peter Baker says the chance to chase Australian Championship honours only comes around once a year in each discipline of motorcycle racing but the junior dirt track racers have had an even longer wait.

“Points are already banked from those first two rounds so riders know what they must do depending on the format for the various championship classes,” he says.

“Those classes with bigger entry lists will be decided by three rounds of heats, then a repechage and a one-off final. Other classes will be decided on points over five rounds, so every placing is vital.”

He says riders aged between seven and 16 will be racing with host club riders Smith, Harrison Ryan, Cameron Dunker and Max Stauffer all expected to be prominent.

During the two rounds that actually transpired before the rain interrupted proceedings, Smith had recorded wins in all of his eight races. 

This season he 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.

All the action will be get underway from 10am at the Kurri Kurri Junior Motorcycle Club track on Dickson Road.