Backflips 2014 NZ Junior MX (Motor Cross) Nationals

Junior MX champs (2)

Wicked! What an afternoon outing. Headed to the beautiful Waipuna Station, Ikamatua inland from Greymouth for the 2014 NZ Junior motocross nationals hosted by the Westland Motorcycle Club.

racers Junior MX Nationals

To be held all weekend – Friday, Saturday and Sunday there was a fantastic turnout with riders from all around the country. Unfortunately due to heavy heavy heavy rain on Thursday night and Friday morning the call was made to cancel Friday to preserve the track as best they could. Turned out to be the right call. Sun came out Friday afternoon and thanks to the good work of the land owners and the hard-working club members of the Westland Motorcycle club the track fared pretty well and was in awesome condition all things considering. Saturday dawned and the weather gods came to the party with a brilliant day of sunshine. Let the racing begin.

starting gate Junior MX

Junior MX Nationals

By the time we’d done our cleaning for the day it was lunchtime before we arrived at the racing. One round was complete already (6 races plus qualifying). There was much ado – bikes, people, engines revving – a race was about to begin -oooohh the excitement.

Waipuna Station Junior MX Nationals

The grounds were pretty muddy after all the rain so there were many smart people wandering round in their gummies. We thought about bringing ours but decided not to at the last-minute. Note to self – always go with first thought! Actually it wasn’t all that bad, we could walk around any of the real wet/muddy patches. Stephen liked to get in close as possible to the riders – even getting himself caked in mud for his efforts – worthwhile though don’t you think? LOL

mud flying Junior MX Nationals

dirt racing junior mx champs

The racing was fantastic – some serious talent among our young riders. The course was outstanding – a little bit of everything with opportunities for jumping, clearing some air, full throttle, button off, fast berms, drop-offs – I don’t know the racing terms but they were certainly doing it all it seemed. The age of the racers ranged from 8 years old up to 16 years old with plenty of support from Mums, Dads, brothers and sisters, Grandparents and friends.

racing the track Waipuna Junior MX Nationals

jumper mx racing

motocross racing

Can’t wait until February now for the Gold Nugget event – the experts to show their stuff – watch out though, the young ones are coming to get you!

cornering MX National champs

Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth. They enjoy getting out and about and exploring the many goings on around the West Coast.


About coastingnz

Jan and Stephen live on the Punakaiki coastline, north of Greymouth on the West Coast, NZ and run Breakers Boutique Accommodation. They both enjoy the outdoors and are passionate about things to see and do on the West Coast and would like to share their experiences with you.
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5 Responses to Backflips 2014 NZ Junior MX (Motor Cross) Nationals

  1. bulldog says:

    Jan this is a brilliant share of Stephen’s brilliant photography… I love those photos with the sky showing cloud in the back ground… but all the photos are just outstanding… can’t wait to see what Stephen does with the Gold Nugget event…

    • coastingnz says:

      Thanks Rob. Even for me Stephen’s photography never ceases to amaze me. We did have a good laugh when he was taking these photos – mud flying everywhere and even as a spectator they were really close so I can only imagine how close they seemed through the camera lense. But yes the clouds are amazing too – funny what most people don’t even see everyday eh!

  2. Pam says:

    Love the density of colour in Stephen’s photos and always good to hear what’s happening on the beautiful West Coast.

    • coastingnz says:

      Thanks Pam – there seems to be so much happening. Unfortunately some of which we don’t hear of until after the fact but when we can we love to get to the events and see the many talents that the West Coast boasts.

  3. Daron Rondy says:

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