QLD Downhill State Champs

    2013 QLD State Champs

    This year saw the QLD state champs being held at Mt Joyce over the weekend of the 24th and 25th of August. The saturday saw the start of practice and was kicked off with a bright and sunny day with moderate temperatures. With a couple of cautious runs people started to find the good lines and soon most people were flying down the awesome track.


    With shuttles running at top speed this meant that everyone was able to get in stacks of runs down the track on Saturday. With minimal amount of injures on Saturday it was then onto Sunday and racing. The morning was spent with the riders getting in final practise before their race runs. Come lunch time though most people were keen to find some shade and rest.


    After lunch saw the start of the race runs and first up was elite men and by the looks most of the riders didn’t put down fantastic runs with the massive rock chute near the start of the track claiming pretty much everyone. For those who managed to escape a crash or flat tyre they managed to put down pretty quick runs. On to racing and the crowds gathered at the top rock chute and a rock garden near the finish to cheer/heckle the riders. With a festival atmosphere and an all round good vibe the riders were loving it.


    The elite men was taken out by Max Warshawsky took out the elite men with a time of  2:47.174. It was a great weekend of racing and from the reactions of the riders and everyone involved all are keen to ride Mt Joyce more often.

    If you would like to see all the event photos please CLICK HERE and the link will take you to the gallery of all the images of race day that are available for purchase. To find images of yourself all you need to do is click the search link in the top right corner of the page, then on the search page type in SC and your race number. For example SC123.

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    If you are after a fullsize podium photo please just contact me and I can send one through to you.