2020 King Of MX Preview

12 months ago | Words: MNSW | Photos: King Of MX

The King of MX series is the latest, greatest and largest motocross series to take over NSW and they’re back for another year in 2020, with even more prize money for the top contenders on offer, new locations and updated tracks. Speaking of prize money, this year the King of MX prize pool is big enough to drown in, with the overall number coming in at a whopping $63,000!
Let’s find all the latest news from the guys over at MNSW, starting off with Round 1, hosted at the Far South Coast Motorcycle Club in Bega…

King Of MX Powers Into The South Coast

Hot on the heels of the devastating fires that have done so much damage to the South Coast of NSW, the motorcycle racing community are about to head south to bring not only some business and money to the region, but also some much-needed entertainment for the locals. The first round of the famous King Of MX motocross series this year will be hosted by the Far South Coast Motorcycle Club at their Bega race track on the weekend of the 15th and 16th of February. Juniors will race on the Saturday, and Seniors on Sunday, and the event is expected to bring out some of the best riders in Australia to put on a great show for the people of the South Coast.

The Far South Coast Motorcycle Club venue is located at Sapphire Speedway, Tantawangalo Lane, Candelo. Racing will start from around 9am each day on the 15th and 16th of February. For more information on the 2020 King of MX, head to the brand-new website: www.kingofmx.com.au

How About A Trip Down Memory Lane?

The sixth and final chance to qualify for the King of MX final will be held at Dargle on May 9 and 10, hosted by the Oakdale Junior Motorcycle Club. Dargle is regarded by many as a true motocross track due to its natural terrain layout and heritage as a venue for premiere motocross events, including Mr Motocross, through the ’70s and ’80s.

Oakdale Junior Motorcycle Club President, Gavin Hunt: “I’m really excited that the Oakdale committee has gotten behind this, and we as a club can be a part of the 2020 King of MX series and, even more so, to be able to take it to Dargle. To a lot of us, Dargle represents motocross in its most pure form: rider and machine battling each other as they race across the incredible terrain. As the last qualifier for the King of MX final, the event will offer the last seven Golden Tickets for each of the 18 championship classes. We’ll be encouraging all our members to get out there, race it and have some fun – and hopefully make it through.”

Motorcycling NSW CEO, Dave Cooke: “We’ve obviously been working behind the scenes to include Dargle in the 2020 King of MX calendar for some time, and, although it’s a delayed announcement, I think it’s worth the wait. Dargle is iconic in NSW. The track will lead to some great racing, and it’s a fitting way to close the qualifiers before the final. Thanks to our amazing partners, we have an enormous $62,000 prize pool this year, enabling it to be distributed across all the qualifiers, as well as continuing to reward our state champions at the final, along with our Prince, Princess, King and Queen.”

Renewed Cessnock Facility to Host King of MX Final

The secret is out… The King of MX final for 2020 will be held on Cessnock MX Club’s new track layout, complete with a new 40-gate start. The Cessnock club has put in a massive amount of work over summer to rebuild large parts of their track, redesigning it, making huge improvements to the safety and fun factor for riders, and, best of all, they now have 40 gates. What better way to christen it than to bring the final of the biggest motocross event in Australia to the club!

MNSW CEO Dave Cooke: “It’s always exciting to see our clubs put massive amounts of time and money into redeveloping their venues, and the work Cessnock has done over summer puts them in a position to become a host club for the King of MX final. Finding host venues for the final is actually very difficult, simply due to the size of the event. The King of MX has become so successful in its first two years it has actually outgrown some of our venues as we need so much space for competitors and spectators. With the work Cessnock has put in over summer, they are now capable of pulling this off for us. It also means the final will be well located for a whole lot of riders who will want a qualifying spot for their place on the gates, so they better all get their entries in for our regional qualifiers in Bega, Narrabri, Wagga Wagga and Bathurst to try and find a path to their Golden Ticket. If they wait for the last couple of qualifiers at Lakes and Dargle, they may just miss out, because those two events will be huge as well.”

With all seven event venues now announced, get in quick to secure your entry, earn a Golden Ticket and join us in Cessnock.

For more information on the 2020 King of MX, head to www.kingofmx.com.au

2020 King of MX Calendar
Qualifier 1 – February 15-16, Bega – Top 7 qualify for final
Qualifier 2 – February 29-1 March, Narrabri – Top 7 qualify for final
Qualifier 3 – March 14-15, Bathurst – Top 6 qualify for final
Qualifier 4 – March 28-29, Wagga Wagga – Top 6 qualify for final
Qualifier 5 – April 18-19, Lake Macquarie -Top 7 qualify for final
Qualifier 6 – May 9-10, Dargle – Top 7 qualify for final
Final – June 6-8, Cessnock

18 Championship Classes
Nippers 4-u/7 years – Demonstration at Qualifiers Only
50cc Division 2 – 7-u/9 years
65cc 7-u/10 years
65cc 10-u/12 years
85cc 2st/150cc 4st 9-u/12 years {standard wheel}
85cc 2st /150cc 4st 12-u/14 years {standard & big wheel}
85cc 2st/150cc 4st 14-u/16 years {standard & big wheel}
85cc 2st/150cc 4st 12-u/16 years All Female {standard & big wheel}
100cc-150cc 2st & 200cc- 250cc 4st 13-u/16 years All Female (Princess of MX)
100cc-125cc 2st 13-u/16 years
128cc-150cc 2st & 200cc-250cc 4st 13-u/16 years (Prince of MX)
MXW All Powers
MX1 A-Grade 255cc-450cc 2st/4st
MX1 B-Grade 255cc-450cc 2st/4st
C Grade Open
MX2 A-Grade up to 250cc 2st/4st
MX2 B-Grade up to 250cc 2st/4st
C Grade Lites
+35 Vets All Powers

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