Keyneton MCC President, Matt Rosenzweig (centre left), and the Vine Inn Barossa CEO, Chris Linden (centre right), stand outside the iconic front doors of the Vine Inn Barossa to launch the Vine Inn Barossa 2017 Australian Trials Championships and were joined by (from left); 2016 South Australian #1 Haydon Ahrens, 2015 Aus #5 Junior Woman Tess Warnest, 2016 Australian Champion Open Sidecar passenger & Team SA member Melissa Rogers, and 2016 Australian representative & current Aus #4 Open Woman Sofie Kraft, all of whom are excited and already looking forward to season 2017, and riding an Australian Championship on ‘home soil’.
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SART Sports Manager, John Songailo, presenting the award to club president Matt Rosenzweig
The KMCC Mike Connors Trial was awarded the MSA Best Reliability Trial for 2016. The award was presented at the 2016 South Australian Reliability Trials Championships (SART) Awards night on October 21st. Six of the 7 rounds in the series are scored at the completion of their event (Swann Insurance 24 Hour not included). The award is rated on the course, officials and the running of the event, a total score accumulated from the riders feedback at the completion of the trial.
KMCC also took out the top three solo positions in the series. Rowan Pumpa was awarded the 2016 SART Champion finishing as Outright winner with a total of 120 points. Alex Heidenreich was the most improved rider this year with a second place result gathering a total of 106 points. Third place went Dan Plowman on 101 points.