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Shell Advance 2008 Sunshine State Motocross Series at Quanda Road, Coolum: Michael Hendricks, closest to camera, amongst the pack at the start of the Expert Open race.
Photo: Brett Wortman/bw172949d
Shell Advance 2008 Sunshine State Motocross Series at Quanda Road, Coolum: Michael Hendricks, closest to camera, amongst the pack at the start of the Expert Open race. Photo: Brett Wortman/bw172949d

Local businesses enjoyed an invasion of sports fans last weekend, with the final round of the Rockstar Motocross Nationals at Quanda Road and the second round of the Printpoint Queensland Masters Surfing Circuit held at Coolum Beach.

Accommodation houses, coffee shops and eateries did a roaring trade though police were called to Coolum Caprice at 3.30am on Monday after celebrations got out of hand.

Guests, believed to have travelled from Victoria for the motocross, have agreed to pay for cleaning and soiled goods.

At the nationals, Yamaha’s Jay Marmont won the 2008 Pro Opens Championship and Kawasaki’s Luke George took out the Pro Lites title.

In the masters surfing, Currumbin’s Mark ‘Richo’ Richardson won the senior men’s title before being pipped at the post in the over-35s

David Cervi from Sunrise Beach won the over-45 men’s final, while Marcoola’s Neville Williams surfed to victory in the over-50s event.


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