||Last Updated: Mar 11th, 2016 - 18:18:17
Seven Australian dirt track motorcycle champions are among the entries for the Woodlands 2016 Grand Slam meeting to be staged at Temora next weekend, March 19 and 20.
This will be just one part of a calendar of events that looks set to give motorcycle dirt track racing in the Riverina a huge boost in 2016.
Temora Motor Cycle Club has extended entries for the Grand Slam, but those already entered represent the elite of this discipline of competition.
The Grand Slam meeting will be the first open meeting the Temora club has staged in several decades, and it will have one of the biggest payouts for riders ever in a feature event.
The lure of the rich payday for the premier Pro 450 class has enticed current and former Australian champions Luke Richards, Marty McNamara, Michael Kirkness, Ty Lynch and veterans Darren Herrick and Paul Caslick to head to Temora, for some of them for the first time ever.
Club President Ian New said “the club certainly has not been dormant in recent years, but we have decided that it is time to really put the Temora track back on the map”.
“Over more than half a century the history of the Temora track has had many highlights, but it is time to add some fresh highlights” he said.
A full program of racing for both senior and junior classes will also include Dirt Track sidecar champion Corey Banks.
Racing will take place on both Saturday and Sunday, with the program and race times to be finalised when the last of the entries are received.
Later in the year Temora will host the New South Wales Senior Dirt Track Championships on the weekend of September 10 and 11.
Those major meetings are open to all open competition licence holders from across the country.
Not just Temora, but other clubs across the Riverina, has members who are content to be part of club days, or the annual Golden Wheels series.
The Golden Wheels will again this year feature five rounds between April and September with rounds at Wagga Wagga, Temora, Albury and Leeton.
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