June 27, 2017
Ivor Harm, from BRTS Racing in Brisbane, was the special guest at the Kingaroy Junior Motorcycle Speedway Club’s club day held on Saturday at Kingaroy Showgrounds.
Ivor is the major sponsor of local rider Cordell Rogerson who has been competing on the junior speedway circuit on 125cc and 250cc bikes.
But he had a big surprise for the young rider on Saturday … he brought along a 500cc bike for Cordell to try out.
This is the first time that Cordell has had the opportunity to ride the larger bike in a trial around the Kingaroy track.
Ivor has been sponsoring Cordell for about three years and has supplied a number of the youngster’s bikes.
He believes Cordell shows natural talent on a speedway bike, which is a big endorsement as Ivor has backed some of the best riders in the sport.
He has sponsored a number of riders over the years, including Darcy Ward, from Nanango, who won the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Australian Under-21 Championships, the 2009 and 2010 World Under-21 Championships, and raced in the United Kingdom, Poland and Germany before his career was cut short by a bad crash in 2015.
A “come and try” day for girl riders was held on Saturday morning.
Club secretary Tracey Tunstall said she was disappointed with the response – only one girl turned up – but she more than made up for the lack of numbers with her enthusiasm.
Tracey said she just kept going around and around the track, and didn’t want to stop.
Young Georgia Trace is now keen to get her licence so she can take part in club days.
Tracey said she also wanted to make a special mention of rider Blake Warrington, who raced in the club events on Saturday afternoon.
“He is getting better every race and never gives up,” Tracey said.
The next Kingaroy Junior Motorcycle Speedway Club Day will be held on Saturday, July 29.
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Cordell Rogerson tries out the 500cc for the first time … video by BRTS Racing