Making his mark in MX
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