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Third MX Nationals in Goulburn Valley big economic coup

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July 14, 2017

WBR Bulk Nutrients Race Team's Connor Tierney is geared up for the Shepparton leg of the MX Nationals on Sunday.

The MX Nationals will return to the region for a third successive year on Sunday.

More than 4000 spectators are predicted to grace the tracks of the Goulburn Valley Junior Motorcycle Club for seventh round of the national series and the action is expected to be fierce.

‘‘It’s great to be back for a third year,’’ series promoter Kevin Williams said.

‘‘The championship racing at the moment is the best I’ve seen it in 21 years of managing the series and the depth at the top is amazing.

‘‘At its best, this track is one of the most technical on the program, so it should be great.’’

With entries from across Australia, as well as riders from New Zealand and the United States, about $500000 is expected to be injected into the Greater Shepparton economy.

‘‘It should be really good for the region,’’ Williams said.

‘‘Weather permitting, hopefully plenty of people will come out and support their region.’’

Goulburn Valley Junior Motorcycle Club president Kevin Danaher also hoped plenty of locals would venture out to the track.

‘‘We’ve spent a considerable amount of time prepping the track and we’re hoping about 4000 spectators will come out,’’ he said.

‘‘It’s great for promoting the sport and bringing people into the region.’’

As always, Greater Shepparton Mayor Dinny Adem was excited for the region to host yet another national event.

‘‘The Goulburn Valley Junior Motorcycle Club does a fantastic job in holding such a high-calibre national event and they should be proud and congratulated for their efforts,’’ he said.

‘‘Partnering with the MX Nationals continues to flourish our region’s strong motoring history and further enhances Greater Shepparton as regional Australia’s sporting event capital, stimulating our local economy and keeping businesses busy.’’

Gates open at 7.30am on Sunday, with racing to begin from 8am.

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