The Fast Times

What’s Happening on the Weekend of June 30 + July 1?

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One of these highlights from the coming weekend will definitely keep you busy, whether it sees you in the saddle, at the bunting, or on the couch.

The Weekend

Pirini Motorbike Park Ride Day

Pirini Motorbike Park
Photo: Alick Saunders Photography

Each and every weekend, on alternating Saturdays and Sundays, Pirini Motorbike Park opens its track and trails to those who ride. This weekend, it’s the Saturday, June 30. The weather is looking perfect, so head down, over, or up to Pongakawa.

Those in the know will be returning for another ride. For those who don’t, you can be sure you’ll have an epic day on the bike, no matter if you prefer the track or the trails – and you’ll return for more, too.

Like always, if you see The Fast Times there, make sure to come grab a decal. If you don’t see us, snap a photo of “The Maverick” logo that’s pasted on the cabin, tag us on Instagram, and we’ll send you one. The first person to do so was Broxy, but he’s always been pretty quick.

Learn it. Know it. Live it.

The What: Pirini Motorbike Park Ride Day
The Where: 935 Pongakawa Bush Road, Te Puke
The When: Saturday, June 30
The Who: Pirini Motorbike Park

The Race

Alpinestars 2018 North Island + Central Enduro Championship

Enduro NZ

So, you’ve probably noticed the increase in wind, rain and cooler temperatures, huh? That’s ’cause it’s winter. It’s the same for the racers that bang ‘bars in the bush, too. But, unlike so many riders who wait for clear skies and groomed trails, the expert enduro racers – and also those who just want to have fun – go, like, race, despite conditions than can be less than ideal. But that’s the heart and soul of enduro. After all, it’s all about making it to the end, and doing that faster than the rest.

The fifth round of the Alpinestars 2018 North Island + Central Enduro Championship takes racers back from the South Island, to the base of the North Island. That’s where the “weekend warriors” and title contenders will deal with the wind, rain and cold, and focus on what’s most important: racing dirt bikes.

If dodging trees and railing ruts isn’t for you, but you still enjoy the scene, make sure you head down to support the local club and those shredders out there having fun. Remember, it makes all the difference.

Learn it. Know it. Live it.

The What: Alpinestars 2018 North Island + Central Enduro Championship
The Where: Callaghan’s, 366 Mangarei Road, Masterton
The When: Sunday, July 1
The Who: Enduro NZ

The Reception

2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship

For Kiwis, the most important news coming out of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is the results of Cody Cooper, who’s racing the entire series – as a privateer, no less.

How’s “Coops” been doing? C’mon, he’s been killin’ it, as expected. At Muddy Creek Raceway, he went 20-11, which gave him 15th overall for the day. So, after five rounds, one of Aotearoa’s finest is sitting ninth in the points standings.

This coming weekend, the series heads to Southwick, an icon of modern motocross. It won’t be Coops’ first time racing “The Wick” AKA “Motocross 338”, either, as he has a bit of history at the place. In fact, a decade back, Coops almost broke the winning streak of James Stewart – yes, that James Stewart – who won every single moto of the 2008 season.

Learn it. Know it. Live it.

The What: 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship – Round 6
The Where: Southwick, Massachusetts
The When: Saturday, June 30
The Who: Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship

Main Photo: Garth Milan | Red Bull Content Pool

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