Motocross riders will rev their engines later this month when they hit the track in large numbers to remember one of their own.
A tribute lap has been planned at the Wollongong Motorcycle Club's Mount Kembla motocross complex, where 51-year-old Neville Turner died after a crash last weekend. Mr Turner, an experienced motocross rider known as "Nifty Nev", couldn't be saved after his bike left a lower-speed practice track and hit a tree during a social ride about 10.30am on Sunday.
The death was the first fatality at the complex in more than two decades and sent shockwaves through the motocross community.
The club will hold a "Rev for Nev" Memorial Ride Day at the track on July 20.
President Paul Treverrow said all the takings from the gate, as well as ride fees on the day, would be donated to Mr Turner's family.
"Hopefully people, when they come and sign on, they'll donate extra money," Mr Treverrow said.
According to the club, the day will feature a "really noisy tribute lap for Nifty Nev, to send him off in the style we all know he would love".
"Let's get as many riders and friends there as possible to remember and celebrate Nev's life and the sport he loved," the fundraiser's event page on Facebook said.
Mr Turner was riding alone at the time of the crash.
He was unconscious and couldn't be revived, despite the efforts of an onsite medic and paramedics.
Club officials met this week to discuss the weekend's tragedy and assess the scene. "We ... had a look around the track, there's nothing untoward there," Mr Treverrow said. "Over the last couple of months, probably three or four months, we have invested a little bit more time [into the track]."
Mr Treverrow said the track had been there for nearly 40 years and continued to get upgrades because it was increasingly being used by riders. "There's no glaringly-obvious dangerous parts of the track," he said.
For more information about the July 20 fundraiser, search "Rev for Nev Memorial Day" on Facebook.