Mak­ing his mark in MX

Myrtleford Times - - Sport -

What makes Al­lan’s re­sults even more re­mark­able is the fact he doesn’t have the lux­ury of liv­ing on a prop­erty and be­ing able to prac­tice reg­u­larly.

“Al­though Zach has been rid­ing since he was four a lot of the kids have been out there rac­ing since they were six,” Al­lan’s dad Steve said.

“A lot of these kids grow up on farms and have pad­docks and their own track that they can ride when­ever they want.

“So for Zach to win the things he has in his first year only prac­tis­ing a cou­ple of hours a week, he has done quite well.

“He’s re­ceived some good sup­port from peo­ple like Clint at Mor­ri­son Moto Garage and KSP in Wodonga who help out with parts.”

Al­lan’s next as­sign­ment is the 2017 Aus­tralian Ju­nior Mo­tocross Cham­pi­onships in Hor­sham from Septem­ber 30 to Oc­to­ber 6.

And the Myrtle­ford P12 Col­lege grade six stu­dent said he is eye­ing a top 10 fin­ish.

“Rac­ing starts on the Mon­day and af­ter Wed­nes­day the top 40 move through to the fi­nals so hope­fully I do well,” Al­lan said.

But be­fore than, the tal­ented young­ster will swap his mo­tor­bike boots for his foot­ball boots and try to help Myrtle­ford to an­other Wan­garatta and District Ju­nior Foot­ball League premier­ship.

Al­lan played in last year’s un­der FLY­ING START: Zach Al­lan has had a dream start to his mo­tocross rac­ing ca­reer win­ning two ju­nior ti­tles this year. PHOTO: JUSTIN JENVEY games be­cause of rac­ing Al­lan said if push came to shove he would chose the race track over the footy field. “I love the thrill of it and just ev­ery­thing about it re­ally,” he said. 12s grand fi­nal tri­umph and af­ter los­ing in last Sun­day’s semi-fi­nal the Saints will now have to win this week­end’s pre­lim­i­nary fi­nal to book their place in the de­cider.

Al­lan has been a key part of the team when avail­able and is the team’s sec­ond lead­ing goal kicker with 33 ma­jors from 12 games.

While he has only missed three

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