KWT MAXXIS DOWNHILL SUNSHINE SERIES
DH Round 1
The KWT Maxxis Sunshine Series is a combination of races held by different clubs based in SE QLD. Round 1 of the Downhill is being hosted by D’Aguilar Range Cycle Club at the downhill venue at Beerburrum. Tallied points throughout the series will culminate in a series champion, indicating the most consistent rider throughout the season.
To register go to the MTBA website
KWT MAXXIS Downhill Series
The venue is located approximately half way along Beerburrum-Woodford Rd.
From the North:
Take the Steve Irwin Way exit at Landsborough. Head through Beerwah, and turn right into Beerburrum town. After exiting the town, turn right into Beerburrum-Woodford Rd. Travel 8km veering left once you come to the Old-Gympie Rd intersection. Travel on gravel rd until tarmac starts again. Park before reaching the venue area, on either side of the gravel road.
From the South:
Take the Steve Irwin Way exit just north of Caboolture. After 3km turn left into Beerburrum town. After exiting the town, turn right into Beerburrum-Woodford Rd. Travel 8km veering left at the Old-Gympie Rd intersection. Park before reaching the venue area, on either side of the gravel road.
Entry is available online and closes at midnight on the Wednesday prior to racing.
The Sunshine Series has a number of different categories to suit most age and skill levels. Although Downhill is a technically based sport, there are many options on the race track for easier and harder routes.
The following categories are available to participants:
Masters Male (40 )
Veterans Female (30 )
Veterans Male (30 )
Junior Hardtail (U17)
Classification for age based categories is age at 31st December 2010.
Race Numbers will be allocated according to your race category.
Please return your numbers at the end of the day so they can be re-used for the next round.
Plate Ranking will only be awarded to pre-entered riders. For round 1, these will be based on results from the 2009 series. For subsequent rounds, these will be based on the cumulative 2010 points.
Racing will take place in the following order:
Elite Male Qualifying
Elite Female Qualifying
U19 Male Qualifying
U19 Female Qualifying
U19 Female Finals
U19 Male Finals
Elite Female Finals
Elite Male Finals
There will be a starter when you get to the gate. This person will give you a countdown at 30 seconds, 10 seconds, and then count 5,4,3,2,1. You can start anytime after this count starts, ensuring that you break the beam at the beginning of the track.
You will also break a beam at the bottom of the track and your time will be logged against your start time.
The fastest time in each category will be the winner.
Official Practice will take place between 8:00 and 12:00. The first shuttle will leave approximately 15minutes prior to the official practice being open and the last shuttle will leave approximately 15 minutes prior to the close of official practice.
You must complete at least one practice run of the track on race day.
Only official transport can be used during practice and racing. If you use private shuttles, you face disqualification.
Unofficial practice will be available from 10:00 on Saturday. Please obey the road rules and be courteous to other forest users to ensure the long-term viability of this venue.
Entry fees are $55 for all categories except for juniors at $45. If you do not pre-register online, or by postage, you will need to pay a $10 late fee when you register on the day.
We also recommend being a full yearly financial member of an MTBA club so you don’t have to pay the day licence fee of $15. Being a yearly member also allows you access to more benefits, coaching and more substantial insurance coverage, including some medical cover.
Prize money is paid to Elite Categories as follows:
1st $250 1st $150
2nd $150 2nd $100
3rd $100 3rd $50
KWT Maxxis have donated prizes for all the other categories which may be supplemented by other prizes donated by club sponsors.
Presentations take place immediately after the racing. If you gain a podium place (1st - 3rd) please make sure you arrange to be at the presentations. It is seen to be very disrespectful to your fellow competitors if you do not make it. You can also thank your sponsors on the podium.
There will be an MTBA accredited official in charge of racing. If you have any dispute about racing or problems on the day, please ask to speak with the commisaire or the Race Director.
Your bicycle needs to be suitably equipped for racing. This includes ensuring that you have:
§ Front and rear brakes
§ Bar plugs and/or lock-on collars
You also are required to wear a full face helmet compliant with the Australian or equivalent international standard. We also recommend the use of protective equipment, including but not limited to, full finger gloves, elbow and knee pads, spine and body protection.
The course will be marked using the international standard signs as appropriate.
The tallied points and results will be available during the week following racing. The points are tallied according to the final position and are as follows:
Race Director & Media contact - Hayden Lester