JUNIOR riders took to the Geraldton track for the first round of the State Motocross Championships over the May 14-15 weekend.
Opening the event was the 50cc demo class before the championship racing got under way.
Local rider Caleb Grothues had a faultless ride in the 128cc-150cc/250cc 13-16 years class with three race wins and 105 points from fellow local rider Regan Duffy and Mat Fabry, who both finished on 92.
However, it was not all smooth sailing for Grothues who failed to finish the first race in the 100cc-125cc 15 years class because of mechanical issues.
Despite two wins in the next two races it was not enough points, with Mitchell Outram taking the round win on 99 ahead of Billy Middleton on 90 and Kai Stephen on 86.
It was a similar situation for Kayden Minear in the 50cc auto class when a mechanical issue stopped him from finishing the first race but he won the following two.
Top spot for the round went to Patrick Butler with 95 points followed by Seth Shackleton on 88 and Cohen Guyatt on 86.
Minear recovered for the 65cc 7-10 years, winning on 102 points ahead of Seth Clark and Jaylee Rimbas on 90.
Local rider Duffy was back on the podium in the 100cc-125cc 13-15 years class, finishing second on 96 between Mat Fabry with a perfect round on 105 and Corben Weinert on 84.
Weinert went on to win the 85cc/150cc 12-16 years class with 105 points from Brady Gilmore on 94 and Conan Forrester on 88.
Liam Atkinson had a perfect round win in the 65cc 10-12 years class to claim 105 points, followed by Myles Gilmore on 96 and Jake Turner on 88, before taking on close competition in the 85cc/150cc 9-12 years class where he came third on 91 behind Kaj Radcliffe on 95 and Gilmore on 94.
Round two is in Beverley this Sunday