2020 was a year where racing events were few and far between. However, I did manage to get some track time in during September at Macarthur Flat Track in Sydney’s southwest.
It has been a couple of years since I’ve thrown a leg over our hooligan race bike and opened her up on a flat track, even then it was on a completely different track both in terms of size and surface. At first I felt like Bambi on ice. But as I got more laps behind me I started to feel more comfortable.
It’s always great to catch up with Jamie Portelli and Ryan Vella and watch them cutting laps on their custom Harley-Davidson® Sportster® motorcycles. While I was still getting the hang of it, Jamie and Ryan were carving it up. It looked all too easy watching them make their way through a field of MX bikes.
These guys have definitely made the most of the new track at Appin and will be the ones to watch when racing starts up again this year.
Macarthur District Motorcycle Sportsmen club and Bankstown Wiley Park Motorcycle Club have created an awesome track with a great surface. The oval has two straightaways, one flat corner and one slightly banked corner, it’s a great for testing or getting out for a joyride for a on a Sunday morning.
It’s going to be a busy start to the year completing some epic customer projects and preparing for the salt, but I can’t wait to get some more laps in at Macarthur Flat Track during 2021.