Yamaha racer, Tom McCormack, clinched his second Queensland Enduro series win when he claimed second in the Pro Class at the third and final round of the Snap Fitness Team Moto Sprint Series, held at Green Park, Conondale, on October 2nd.
Tom McCormack in action at
Green Park, Conondale.
McCormack, 18, from Byron Bay, scored enough points to win the series by a margin of five, with his second-place finish at the opening round back in May, and a win at the second round at Ironpot in September.
“It was a really good series, with a good atmosphere in the pits,” McCormack said.
“Queensland races are always more relaxed and easy going and the new timing system, with My Laps, was really good - a step forward for the sport.”
McCormack said he was happy to have finished the year, considering all of the injuries he sustained.
“I dislocated my knee cap, tore a muscle in my shoulder and had to get 20 stitches in my arm,” he said.
“Now I’m just trying to get healthy again, I just finished a personal training course in fitness.
“I’m really looking forward to putting some hard work in and having a good year next year.
“Next season I’ll be racing all the Queensland races, the Yamaha AORC and selected Australian MX Nationals rounds in the U19’s class.”
In the Snap Fitness Team Moto Sprint Series, second in the Pro Class went to fellow Yamaha pilot, Duncan Hutton.
Hutton, 30, from Brisbane, was consistent throughout the series, with his best result a third overall at the Conondale round.
Two more riders on blue machines: Jarrod VanderHor and 10-time Queensland Enduro Champion, Kirk Hutton, finished third and fourth.
Hutton won the opening round Outright, but was unable to contest the second round as he was competing for Australia at the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE).
The 38-year-old suffered a severe concussion and fracture in his back at the ISDE in Finland, so was unable to race any more events this season.
Suzuki racer, Lachlan Stanford, rounded out the top five, with new Yamaha recruit, AJ Roberts, coming sixth.
The Expert Class was taken out by Kasey Winston. In Expert Master’s O35, Craig Wease was the winner.
Jemma Wilson finished first in the Ladies Class, followed by Naomi Carlson and Kaitlynn Sprenger.
In Juniors Up to 200cc 2S and up to 250cc 4S, Lachlan Counsell was the victor.
Alex Papamanolis won Juniors up to 85cc and up to 150cc 12-15years.
Benjamin Korn, Lina Meneely, Ebony Nielsen and Thomas Henry were the remaining Junior class winners.
Full results from the series can be found at www.mqld.org.au