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Region primed for MX National Series at Dooen Recreation Reserve

SUPERSTAR: Brett Metcalfe will be in action during the MX Nationals series opener at Dooen Recreation Reserve.  Picture: JEFF CROW-EXPLORER MEDIA

SUPERSTAR: Brett Metcalfe will be in action during the MX Nationals series opener at Dooen Recreation Reserve.
Picture: JEFF CROW-EXPLORER MEDIA


By DEAN LAWSON
Motorcycling enthusiasts from across Australia have already arrived or are on their way to the Wimmera for one of the biggest motocross events on the national calendar.
The MX National series will roar to life in a season opener at Dooen Recreation Reserve north of Horsham on Sunday, with the sport’s national stars queuing up to be part of the action.
The latest coup for Horsham event organisers is confirmation that Australian motocross hero Brett Metcalfe will travel home from North America to compete in Horsham and the following three rounds of the series.
Metcalfe is a superstar in the sport and has been racing internationally for many years. He will be a guest rider with a SD3 Husqvarna team which, with Queenslander Jess Dobson, will now field two riders in the first four rounds. Metcalfe was second in Wayville supercross titles in South Australia last year.
“When I first got the call from SD3 Husqvarna owner Steve McKinnon I was optimistic but unsure if it was possible,” Metcalfe said.
“I’m always excited about the opportunity of racing, especially after Wayville last year on the Husqvarna FC450. I had a great time with the crew and things went smoothly.
“We both had a few targets to hit and went to work on it immediately and came up with green lights, so I’m excited about it and also happy that I’ll get to bring my wife and my two boys down to enjoy a little Australian lifestyle and visit my family.
“I’ve been training and riding since January so I hope to be up to speed quickly.
“The field in the 450 class is going to be intense.
“The list of riders is long and it’s great to see it finally build up. I have a feeling the racing is going to be amazing for the fans in both classes.”
The series opener will also include the likes of CDR Yamaha’s Dean Ferris, who has been based in Europe, his team-mate and 2015 Supercross Champion Dan Reardon and Crankt Protein Honda Racing’s Jay Wilson, stepping up to the MX1 class after winning the MX2 title in 2015.
Horsham Motorcycle Club spokesman Kenny Watts said having Metcalfe join an already star-studded field was huge.

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Posted on Mar 30 2016

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