National Title for Frame and Bryant
By Jem Anshaw
Muswellbrook’s Kai Frame and passenger Mick Bryant now have an Australian Dirt Track Sidecar Title to their name.
“It feels unreal,” Frame told The Hunter River Times in Quirindi on the weekend.
“The last Aussie Title we went in we came second so this just feels great.”
Frame only started racing sidecars in 2018 and the pairing has been consistently improving with every meeting.
They ran two seconds and a first in their races over the two-day event and getting the win in the final did not come easy.
“They definitely made us work for it, that’s for sure,” Bryant said with a laugh.
“We got a bad jump off the start, came away in third, then had to go around them which was the hardest part,” Frame said.
The two-day event at Quirindi Showground included speedway sidecars, solo classes and quad bike races.
The racing was fierce with Australian Titles on the line, but unfortunately there were several crashes, including a significant incident with a dirt track sidecar mounting the fence and ejecting the rider over it.
“When he went over the fence we were right next to him, watching it all unfold, it’s always in your head thinking ‘we could hit that’ type of thing,” Bryant said.
“You don’t wish upon anyone to get hurt,” Frame added, saying while he races hard he is conscious of racing safe so everyone can make it home and to work the next day.
They race under Team Jon Jon and sister outfit of Brad Hawkins (Muswellbrook) and Keegan Caldwell (Aberdeen) were also running well over the weekend.
They made the final, however after a good start they had clutch issues that dropped them out of contention for the title.