Ready to race but mother nature could spoil party

ASBESTOS at the Hastings Valley Motorcycle Club’s track has delayed the season start, but mother nature could cause further interferences.

The club’s first race meet of the 2013 season was due on Sunday, however, two wheeled action is likely to be put off once again thanks to the predicted stormy weather.

Vice president Bill Lober said he wasn’t confident, but if the weather held off long enough the track would be packed out with riders.

“It’s absolutely fantastic to be back,” Lober said.

“We’ve been working hard since October last year and everyone is really keen to race.

“We had a monthly general meeting on Tuesday night and 25 people showed up, which is a lot of us so it shows there is interest.”

There were times when Lober was unsure whether or not they would race again after Port

Macquarie-Hastings Council forced the closure of the track last year due to traces of naturally occurring asbestos were found.

“We just kept thinking ‘this can’t get any worse,’ but it did.

"We were getting worried but in the end it has worked out and we’re even hoping to get back into the off road racing soon, which goes more through the bush.

“Everyone is just really excited to be back and weather permitting we will be going ahead on Sunday, 100 percent.” 

Sign on is at 7.30am with the first race to commence at 9am


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