Professional Supercross racing will return to Jimboomba in September, and is all but guaranteed to come back again in 2017 and 2018.
Jimboomba’s growing reputation for hosting Supercross events will continue to build with the recent announcement that Jimboomba X Stadium will host the first round of the Australian Supercross (SX) Championship on September 17.
The local economy is sure to benefit from an event which is almost certain to attract big crowds on the back of a number of successful events at the venue in 2015, including round four of the same championship in October which drew more than 6000 people to the area.
The venue also hosted a highly successful Stadium Cross event in March of 2015.
Jimboomba X Stadium’s Scott Bannan said organisers are planning to make the September event their biggest occasion to date, and added that Supercross will now become an annual event on the Jimboomba calendar.
“We’ve pretty much got it locked in for three years now which is good,” he said.
“It’ll just get bigger and bigger each time, we’ve got guys coming over from China and America for it, there’s no real accommodation options for them so we’ve teed them up to stay towards the Gold Coast or Tamborine, but that’s the only real negative, everything else is really really good.”
“The first race last year, the J1, we almost sold that out, so we are pretty confident we’re going to sell this one out, we’re going to release tickets a lot earlier and do the tickets a bit cheaper online to get the local guys to buy them a bit earlier instead of buying at the gate, that’s the plan, to make everything a bit smoother that way.”
Last year’s events brought the likes of professional riders Nathan Crawford, Adam Cini, Jordan Hill, Luke Clout, Wade Hunter and Logan Village product Dan Reardon to Jimboomba to compete and Bannan was confident of the top talent returning to race in Jimboomba.
“The guys that are coming from overseas are just coming to watch but all the local guys are always in, especially Dan he is the defending champ so he’ll be there for sure,” he said.
“There will be some American guys competing we just don’t which ones we are going to get out yet, yet but all the local boys will definitely be in.
“We’re going to do just one this year and then we will do stadium cross again in February.”
Bannan said by securing the first round of the championship Jimboomba X Stadium is guaranteed to attract the best talent.
“The first race is better for Supercross because no-one is hurt,” he said.
“The first round is the best, like in America the biggest race is the first one because everyone is fresh and the bikes are fresh and everyone wants to see who is faster than who. and there’s is all the hype about it just being the first race.”
Bannan said he and his fellow organisers are also working on bringing other events to the Stadium adding they were looking at a rodeo and possibly a concert as possible options.
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