Monday, April 19, 2010


Team Banshee Australia rider Ben Power contested round 1 of the KWT-Maxxis Queensland Sunshine Series 2010 last Sunday and celebrated his 17th birthday with 2nd place in the Under 19 Male category. Heavy rain in the days leading up to the race saw the short but technical track in muddy conditions early however; as practice progressed the track dried up to a good tacky surface.

Ben qualified in 2nd spot and had a good race run to finish in 2nd place 1 second behind the winner. It was a great outing and gave Ben the opportunity of testing the new Legend MKII with it's unfamiliar (to Ben) Fox 40's which along with his DHX 5 coil shock have been race tuned by sponsor, NS Dynamic's Suspension. Overall impression, fast & furious!! Ben is looking forward to round 2 of the Series which will be contested on his home track (Gold Coast Mountain Bike Club) at Illinbah on 30 May 2010.