Toowoomba played host to the 40th anniversary of the Mountain Man Motocross over the weekend, with 200 riders taking the stage and battling it out for the prestigious title. The race attracted entrants of all ages from across Australia, with the oldest competitor taking out a class title on Saturday, still giving the younger entrants a run for their money at 70 years of age.
Kade Mosig took out the title after an action-packed weekend of spectacular riding, walking away with the trophy as well as a check for $5,000. Mosig, currently running 3rd in the Supercross Nationals, said the Toowoomba track was one of the best in Australia, and certainly one of his favourites to ride. “The Toowoomba Motocross club has done a great job of the track, it’s definitely a great ride, I always enjoy it here.” Mosig is hoping to finish the Supercross Championships strong, and wants to tackle the last three rounds in the same fashion as the Mountain Man event. Tom Goodall took the Junior Mountain Man title, walking away with a $2000 cheque and the coveted trophy.
Mountain Man’s 40th anniversary saw nine of the previous winners in attendance, a few taking part in various class races. Started in 1975, the event is an iconic part of Toowoomba history, with the CEO’s of KTM and Husqvarna both in attendance and committing teams to compete. With dates already being set for 2016, Mountain Man will continue to prove a strong motocross event for Toowoomba.
40 years of Mountain Man. Photo and story credit: Nicole Jenkins.