Troy Bayliss has organised a dirt track race meeting like nothing ever seen before.
After his inaugural meeting in January 2012, Troy has once again returned to his roots of dirt track racing, on the track he grew up on at Taree on the NSW Mid North Coast.
The rider lineup for the meeting at the Old Bar Roadside Circuit, 15klms South of Taree on Saturday 19 January 2013 is pretty impressive......
2013 Pixado Troy Bayliss Classic Rider List
1. Troy Bayliss
2. Chris Vermeulen
3. Randy De Puniet
4. Chris Watson
5. Shawn Giles
6. Jamie Stauffer
7. Josh Hook
8. Chris Hollis
9. Barry Cockle
10. Wayne Maxwell
11. Paul Caslick
12. David Armstrong
13. Jason Crump
14. Garry McCoy
15. Stephen Gall
16. Broc Parkes
17. Toby Price
18. Damian Cudlin
19. Danial Reardon
20. Anthony Gunter
21. Vaughan Style
22. Troy Herfoss
23. Josh Waters
24. Phil Lovett
All of these riders are exceptionally well credentialed in their chosen field, but have the common thread of having commenced their careers in dirt track.
For those who would like more information ,,,,,,
This link from an Aussie forum contains some video footage of Bayliss and Vermulan practicing on the track at Taree.
Troy Bayliss Classic Saturday 19th January 2013 - Old Bar/Taree Motorcycle Club - Page 3
Motorcycling Australia: Riders locked in for Troy Bayliss Classic
2013 Troy Bayliss Classic
Troy Bayliss Classic - Event - Visit NSW
Should be a FANTASTIC race meeting.
I've already bought our tickets online, and deliberating mode of travel.
I want to do the Wolverines Poker Run at Tamworth the next day, and it's a 9.00am start. But I don't fancy doing the Oxley Hwy in the dark (lotsa wildlife).
So it's a toss-up ,,,, Drive to Taree, and drive home that night ,,,, orrrrr
Ride, leaving Tamworth 6.00am on the Saturday morning, for the 4 1/2 hour ride, with stops at Walcha for fuel, Gingers Creek for coffee, Wauchope, then the Bago road down to the highway, with a fuel and Maccas stop at the Taree interchange, which is only 20 klms from the track.
Then leave at 5.00am Sunday and blast it back home with minimal stops to make it in time for the Poker Run.
Anybody thinking of going, give me a yell, and we'll see if we can meet up either along the way, or at the track.
Despite it being Bayliss' meeting, and with 3 times World Speedway Champion Jason Crump in the field, I'm thinking that these riders will be the ones at the pointy end of the results,,,,,,,
Jamie Stauffer, Paul Caslick, Garry McCoy, Troy Herfoss, Chris Watson, Chris Vermeulen and Broc Parkes.
If he's at home that weekend, it would not surprise to see a certain recently retired former MotoGP World Champion stick his head in for a look see.
He raced against about half of this field in his junior days, and I've seen him win a few state and national championships on this track. I'll be going within 30klms of his front gate on the way ,,,,, might give him a call and see if he'd like to come LOL.