EGLINTON rider Kayden Minear has been crowned a two-time national champion for 2019.
The 12-year-old won the 85cc 2st/150cc 4st – 9-U12 class at the Australian Junior Motocross Championships held in South Australia last week.
Despite coming third in the third final for the class, Minear managed to hold on to the championship lead, tied on 95 points with Liam Owens but finishing top of the podium.
He then went on to also win the 65cc – 10-U12 with his first place and fastest lap time of 2:02.221 in the final race enough to guarantee the title on 202 points, from NSW’s Ky Woods on 189.
Fellow West Australian Liam Atkinson also received a national title after winning the 100-125cc 2st – 13-U15 championship on 92 points from Brock Flynn on 84, while Mason Brown took a sensational victory in the final race of the 50cc Division 2 – 7-U9 to earn himself a championship win on 210 from fellow West Aussie Deegan Fort on 176.
Earlier in the week, each state also chose a team of eight riders from four different classes to compete for the Interstate Challenge Cup and each of those competitors were scored within their own class.
At the end of the event, the state with the highest point scoring six team members had their final placings re-scored for an overall score.
WA’s selections were Minear in both classes, Atkinson, Brown, Fort, Flynn, Jaylee Rimbas and Seth Shackleton.
While Queensland was the winner on 199 points, WA was not far behind, coming third on 193.