The Taupo Motorcycle Club will host the Final of the BackFlips New Zealand Supercross Champs on the Addiction SX Track January 14.
International star Josh Coppins, Cody Cooper and Ben Townley will head the strongest field ever of New Zealand riders as they compete for their respective New Zealand championship honour at Taupo.
Saturday, January 14 Supercross hits Taupo where riders will compete not only for a New Zealand title but also up for grabs is the North Island Championship. The Taupo event follows closely behind rounds one in Timaru on January 4 and round two in Nelson on January 8.
The Addiction Supercross track is a new facility located in the world famous Digger McEwen Track off Miro Street in Taupo just 5 minutes from the town centre.
Supercross is the spectators dream version of motocross with the track being only 120m long by 70m wide filled with big jumps, whoop sections and giant table tops. Bar banging, high flying action is guaranteed all visible from 360 degrees embankment with food, beverages and kids entertainment at the spectator’s finger tips.
Top local riders to look out for are Brad Groombridge and Nick Saunders competing in the supercross open class and Cam Dillon in the supercross lites class. The local riders have been practicing hard at the Addiction SX track and are looking forward to the final at Taupo.
The championship classes comprises of four classes being divided by capacity ratings. The two senior classes are Supercross lites, Supercross open and the two Junior classes being Junior 250 and Junior lites.
Spectator gates open at 11am with action set to start at 12 noon with practices, qualifying and North Island Championships. This will be followed by half time entertainment with the NZ finals beginning at 4pm to 7 pm. Tickets are gate sales only with prices for adults $20, children $5, five years or under free and family pass $40 two adults three children. More information see www.taupomcc.co.nz