Queensland claims Interstate Challenge honours at Coastal Motocross Club.
A total of 13 champions have been crowned in this week’s 2018 KTM Australian Junior Motocross Championship (AJMX) in Penguin, Tasmania.
Contested at the Coastal Motocross Club, Queensland successfully claimed the title in the Interstate Challenge, where a number of riders were selected to represent their state in each division.
Queensland scored 210 points, followed by New South Wales in second with 198, Western Australia third with 192, South Australia fourth with 189, Tasmania fifth with 183, Victoria sixth with 176 and Northern Territory seventh with 169 points.
In the 15-year-old Junior Lites it was Western Australian Regan Duffy who took out the title, the KTM rider only falling one win short of a clean-sweep. Duffy captured the championship from Noah Ferguson and Dante Hyam. The Junior Lites 13-U15 crown was delivered by Alex Larwood, comfortably over Blake Hollis and Kipp Adams.
Queenslander Charli Cannon scored the Junior Lites 13-U16 Girls championship in fine style with all five race wins over the course of race week, followed by Taylah McCutcheon and Taylor Thompson.
Ferguson claimed the 125cc 15s title from Tye Jones and Corben Weinert, as Duffy crashed out of the final encounter. The 125cc 13-U15 title belonged to South Australian Larwood as he achieved the double, defeating Levi Rogers and Ricky Chalmers.
New South Wales’ Benny Novak won the Mini Lites BW 14-U16s, from Reid Taylor and Joe O’Donnell, as the Mini Lites BW 12-U14 went to Ryan Alexanderson in front of Jackson Camilleri – tied on points – and Rory Fairbrother.
The Mini Lites SW 9-U12 title went to KTM’s Jet Alsop with two wins from three finals, ahead of Kayden Minear and Jake Cannon. As for the Mini Lites BW 12-U16 Girls, McCutcheon led Cannon on a perfect scorecard, with Thompson third.
Alsop took another championship in the 65cc 11-U12 category, over Cannon and Seth Burchell. The 65cc 9-U11s belonged to Minear, leading Ky Woods and Koby Hantis. In the 65cc 7-U9s, a consistent Cooper Ford won the title from Jobe Dunne and Cooper Downing. The 50cc 7-U9s saw Brodie Court win ahead of Aden Oakland and Phoenix Blanchette.