Nhill Pony Express Enduro draws record numbers

THEY'RE OFF: Riders make their way through the track at the 2014 Pony Express Enduro at Propodollah on Saturday. More than 200 riders from across the country competed at the event. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

THEY'RE OFF: Riders make their way through the track at the 2014 Pony Express Enduro at Propodollah on Saturday. More than 200 riders from across the country competed at the event. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

NHILL Motor Sports Club broke new ground with its annual Pony Express Enduro motocross event at Propodollah on Saturday.

More than 200 senior riders competed at the event a record number.

Club president Peter Taylor said this year's event previously eclipsed the previous record, with number usually ranging around the 130 mark.

"The most we've ever had before was 160 riders," he said.

"We had a really good day.

"Including the juniors, there would have been about 250 bikes here.

"We had people here from Gippsland, Adelaide, Mt Gambier, Geelong, Melbourne and Portland."

The Pony Express is a four-hour pairs event on a 12-kilometre track.

Riders complete one lap of the track at a time, before tagging their partner.

Taylor said this year's event was the first at the Propodollah property, owned by David Morrison and family and Terry Bone.

He said they had received rave reviews from competitiors.

"They loved it they thought it was way better," Taylor said.

"The people coming to this event rather that sort of track compared to motocross track.

"It was good of them to let us use their land."

Two sections of junior competitions ran in the morning, ahead of the five-class senior event which began at 11.30am.

Taylor said it had been a fantastic day of competiton.

"There was a pretty good atmosphere," he said.

"We run this event because people always seem to want somewhere to ride.

"The feedback from how happy the riders were was the most exciting thing for us."

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