Pony express motorbike enduro | PHOTOS

Green Triangle Enduro Club held a six hour Pony Express event at the “Moorex” complex on September 8.

The event’s major sponsor was Limestone Coast Motorcycles & Small Engines of Naracoorte along with SKDA, Hi Tech Oil and Bridgestone Tyres. The organisers thanks property owners Greg and Angela Gartner for providing the venue.

Prizemoney of $2000 was offered for the outright pairs winner.

Entries consisted of either pairs or triples. Riders need only complete one lap or share the six hours of fun.

There were 47 teams in total with notable riders including some of the top 10 enduro riders in Australia, such as Daniel Milner, Lyndon Snodgrass, Andrew Wilksch, Nathan Trigg and Riley Graham, while Kent Collins from Mount Gambier recently came fourth in the Finke Desert off road race for the second year in a row.

Local riders and Green Triangle Enduro Club members included Luke and Matthew Bunnik (Naracoorte lads) riding with Nathan Widdison for Sherco, Owen Williams, Dan Ferguson and Tom Gilbertson.


Outright pairs – 

Daniel MILNER, Lyndon SNODGRASS $2000 cash winners

1st in Class (32-69 years) Andrew WILKSCH, Nathan TRIGG

2nd Beau TAYLOR, Jayden PILGRIM

3rd Cooper SHEIDOW, Will Price

1st in class (70-100) BENTLEY/SULLIVAN

2nd in class Alister BEVERAGE, Simon ROSS

3rd in class Shannon DIXON, Kent WORLAND

1st in class (101+) Gavan PENGELLY, Jeffrey SOLOMANO

2nd in class Bruce THOMPSON, Phil GRIGG

Triples – 

1st in class (49-110) Michael BEKINS, Mitchell ZANELL, Timothy LONSDALE

2nd in class Luke BUNNIK, Nathan WIDDISON, Matthew BUNNIK

3rd in class Jordan RAYNER, Shaun FRANCIS, Reece PILGRIM

1st in class (110+) Alister KIRK, Brett STEEL, Matthew PEACOCK

2nd in class Nicholas THORNTON, Peter HONEBONE, Ross GURD


The winners eventually completed 16 laps of the circuit in the six hour time-frame.

The club currently has a very small committee of seven members with a few helpers. The Lions Club catered a successful barbecue, Frances Primary school sold drinks and a raffle and the Spud Train also catered.

Many of the competitors camped on the Friday before the event, and some stayed on for the “ride day” put on by major sponsor Limestone Coast Motorcycles and Small Engines on the Sunday.

With the enthusiasm shown at this year’s race, it looks promising that this could become a regular event for the region.

More photos at www.naracoorteherald.com.au