WOODVALE motocross rider Regan Duffy was awarded the Patron’s Trophy at Motorcycling WA’s 2018 Night of Champions.
This year saw Duffy compete in the state and national junior championships, win the MX Nationals Rookie cup and be selected in the Australian team to compete at the World Junior Motocross Championships where he finished 10th.
The youngster was on track to finish his junior years in outstanding fashion when he experienced the “crash of his life”.
Yet he continued to take out the 16 years 250cc Australian championship.
“Regan is known for his professionalism on the track and in the pits,” the award report said.
“He always has a smile on his face and is regularly seen helping the younger riders and is a true inspiration.
“Regan displays the qualities of a true champion and a wonderful young man – a deserving winner of this award.”
The WAMX highest junior point scorer went to both Seth Shackleton and Jae Dowsett, and the senior award went to Matt Fabry.
Bunbury Motorcycle Club was the WAMX Junior Host Club of the Year while Manjimup Motorcycle Club won it for the senior club, Historic Competition Motorcycle Racing was most improved and AJS Moto Trials won Club of the Year.
Other winners included Ben Walling for the Patron’s Trophy for trials, Tahlia O’Hare for the Women’s Rider Recognition Award, Lynne Makin for Outstanding Woman in the Sport, Bob Humphreys for Volunteer of the Year, Luke Davis for Coach of the Year, Meaghan Andrews for Official of the Year and Neil Price for Sportsperson of the Year.
Glen Britza and Sid Schlam were also inducted into the Hall of Fame.