The Sunshine Series is a combination of races held by different clubs based in SE QLD. Round 4 of the Downhill is being hosted by Toowoomba MTB Club at our downhill venue at Mackenzie Frenzie in Toowoomba. Tallied points throughout the series will culminate in a series champion, indicating the most consistent rider throughout the season. Note: All participants must pre-register in order to partake in the event. Pre-registration details are below.
The venue is located on Amos Rd, Via Withcott. It is easy to find and will be signed on the weekend
30 May 2010
Entry is available online closes at midnight on the Wednesday, 22nd July 2010, go to:
Entry fees are $65 for all categories except for juniors which is $55 (U15, U17 & Junior Hardtail).
We also recommend participants become members 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.
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:
U15 Male - (max age 14)
U17 Male - (max age 16)
U19 Male - (max age 18)
Masters Male - (min age 40)
Veterans Male - (min age 30)
Junior Hardtail - (max age16)
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 these will be based on the cumulative 2010 points from round 1.
Racing will take place in the following order:
Elite Male Qualifying
Elite Female Qualifying
U19 Male Qualifying
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 on the day of racing. 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.
Please obey the road rules when travelling to and from this event to ensure a good working relationship is maintained with localresidents and police.
Prize money is paid to Elite Categories as follows:
1st $120 1st $100
2nd $100 2nd $80
3rd $80 3rd $60
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 commissaire or 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, spinal and body protection.
The course will be marked using the international standard signs as appropriate.