Moto Media
James Stewart

Taupo's new track ready to host Supercross Champs.

International Motocross 'stars' Josh Coppins and Cody Cooper will head the strongest field ever of New Zealand riders as they compete for their respective New Zealand Championship honour at Taupo.

Taupo's Addiction Supercross track is a brand new facilty located at the Northern end of the Digger McEwen Track just 5 minutes from the town centre.

Hundreds of volunteer hours have gone into making the purpose built Supercross track and its amphitheatre layout.

The track measures only 120 metres long by 70 metres.

Top local riders Brad Groombridge and Nick Saunders are ready to race on the new circuit after the club opened its new facility up for riders to practice on prior to the championship round. Both riders come away smiling after cutting some laps giving us the thumps up on the new circuit. All they need now is some local support which will get them pumped up to turn the throttle full on.

The championship is run over four rounds and 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 11:30 am with action set to start at 12 noon with practices and qualifying. This will be followed by half time entertainment with the finals beginning at 4 pm to 7 pm. Tickets are gate sales only with prices for adults $15, children $5, five years or under free and family pass $40 two adults three children.                                                                                          

More information see:                                      Nick Saunders - Suzuki. Brad Groombridge - Kawasaki.