2018 News, Reports, etc....



Great day great close racing in the three classes with just a hairs breath between the class leaders. It was shaping up to be an exciting close contest to the finish in the three classes. After just over thirty minutes a rider made a spectacular exit at turn nine. This brought out the red flag and the race was called. Disappointment all round but happily the rider was OK.


The Marsden brothers Anthony and Edward took out the Motolite class and the outright win of the Bucket Endurance race.


The Brad Lumb/Niall Doherty duo set a cracking pace and took out the Commuterlite class win by the tiniest of margins from the formidable pairing of Leanne Nelson and Steve Kairl.


A spectacular start for newcomers Connor and Roddy Hunter to win the Superlite class at their first one hour event and in fact their first bucket event. This endurance race always turns up something special.

Enduro Results: Click Here..



Round Six of 2018 Mitas Tyres Bucket Racing Championship

What a cracking event with five races and 125 points up for grabs. Coming into the last round of the series none of the championships were finalised.


The Motolite Championship had #17 Adam Cameron with a healthy points lead(59) but second place #83 Edward Marsden was raring to give it his best shot. On Sunday morning in the first race of the day Adam caused consternation in his camp by crashing out on the top loop and not finishing giving away a swag of points. However all was well no real damage done Adam was able to front up for the next two races and was able to consolidate his points score and he's now the 2018 motolite champ.
#83 rode well and was never in danger of losing second place in the title chase.
#86 Anthony Marsden made a late charge to pinch third place off of #67 Baden Jones who was having a shocker only scoring points in two races.


Commuterlite PRO rider #101 Brad Lumb it would have taken a disastrous weekend for him to lose the championship as he only needed an extra 15 points clinch the title. He was in fine form and won three races and finished 2nd to Leanne Nelson in the other two, Leanne was not a title contender. #66 Andy Lewer on his well turned out Honda CBR125 continued his consistent run to clinch second in the championship. #4 Marty Kraaymaat pitting the sole Yamaha YFZR125 against the hordes of Honda CBR125s finished third emulating his third place finish in 2016.


Coming into the final round the Commuterlite AM class had #11 Barry Young was ahead of #56 Robert Hodgson by a mere 1 point with #454 Andrew Collins a further 14 points adrift. In‌ the end Robert had the edge on Saturday with Barry coming home stronger on the Sunday races but it wasnt enough and Robert took the title by 5 points, very close and exciting. #454 Andrew Collins finished third 7 points adrift of Barry.


Superlite Pro saw #38 Junior Murphy with a 69 point lead over #169 Ian Gregory coming into the final round. These two along with Tim Smith, Kurt Wagus and Ken Lindsay have waged great battles over the years sharing the spoils as close racing does. For these final races Junior won all five with Ian a close second. #65 Tim Smith finished third in the championship.

Round Six Results: Click Here..

2018 Championships points: Click Here..

Round Five of 2018 Bucket Racing Championship

Round five of the Mitas Tyres Bucket racing championships was run on a showery cool Spring day. The meeting was run on the full GP circuit at Sydney Motorsport Park.
With tricky wet and then drying track conditions the bucket racers produced some excellent racing with the full program of Historic and bucket races being completed.

Round Five Results: Click Here..

Championships points after round five: Click Here..

Suzuki GSX-R125 Latest Commuterlite Challenger

Will this be the bike to topple the all conquering Hondas?

Honda CBR125's have won all the Commuterlite Championships both PRO and AM since the Commuterlites class was launched in 2011.
The Hondas have also won 6 out of 7 One Hour Enduro's with the Yamaha Of Steve Kairl and Lorraine Stewart pinching a win in 2015.

BRA Promotion Stand at 2018 IFOS

BRA Stand at 2018 IFOS As in previous years of the IFOS and Barry Sheene Festival of Speed the Bucket Racing Associations display stand was a busy meeting point for people interested in starting racing or just interesed in what Bucket and Historic racing is all about.

Bikes from all Bucket classes were on display as well as a P6 Historic Honda RS125.

Information pamphlets and application forms for Bucket Racing and Historic racing were available. Enthuastic club members were on hand to answer any questions.

MITAS tyres were on display, Mitas Race Tires the winning edge.

Start Bucket Racing

Round One of 2018 Bucket Racing Championship

Round One Wakefield Park 2018 a brief report.

Showery weather made for an exciting first round at Wakefield Park with plenty of spills in the tricky slippery conditions. A number of new riders acquitted themselves well on their introduction to Bucket racing.

Championships got off to a great start and looks like a great Year of racing ahead on this Thirtieth Year of Bucket Racing.
With the weather alternating between showers and sunshine, conditions were constantly changing. In race two a sudden shower fell on one side of the track catching out a number of riders even a few experienced ones going down bringing out the red flag.
As the race was into the last lap it was declared.

Round One Podiums and points

Round One Podiums


Thirty Years of Bucket Racing

1988 to 2018

30 Years of Bucket Racing

In 2018 The Bucket Racing Association of NSW will be celebrating it thirtieth Anniversary. It seems like only a short while ago we were celebrating the 25th Anniversary, how time flies.
How many bike racing series have come and gone in the past thirty Years you may ask. The World Superbike class is also celebrating 30 year of existance with Bucket Racing but they represent opposite ends of the spectrum with WSBK using bikes built regardless of cost and ridden by elite level riders. At the other end of the spectrum you have small capacity in many cases home brewed motorcycles lovingly built by their owners under sensible rules to maintain a reasonable level playing field. Riders age varies from 16 to they won't say.

To read "30 Years on, what is Bucket Racing?" Click Here....

Bucket Racing at it's best
Typical of the dicing in Bucket racing, always close and a lot of fun. Here #78 Mark OToole (Honda CBR125) leads #23 Blair Briggs (Honda CBR125), #40 Richard Cook (Honda CBR125), #131 Rez Pulido (Honda CBR125) and #3 Peter Lindsay (Honda CBR125). Racing is always close with positions changing corner to corner.