YOUNG ACHIEVER By JUSTIN JENVEY

Myrtleford Times - - Sport -

ZACH Al­lan ap­pears des­tined for big­ger and bet­ter things in mo­tocross af­ter a dom­i­nant first sea­son of rac­ing.

The Myrtle­ford young­ster has so far picked up two ma­jor tro­phies in 2017 win­ning his class in the Victorian Ju­nior MX Cham­pi­onships as well as the North Re­gions MX crown.

De­but­ing in the 85cc small-wheel C Grade class, the 12 year-old fin­ished on the podium in all four rounds of the Victorian ti­tles while achiev­ing sim­i­lar re­sults in the North­ern Re­gions se­ries.

Al­lan said he was sur­prised by his im­me­di­ate suc­cess on the track, par­tic­u­larly on sur­faces he had never rid­den be­fore.

“This was my first year rac­ing the Victorian ju­niors and North Re­gions so I was ex­cited but also ner­vous be­cause I’d only done a cou­ple of lo­cal races be­fore,” Al­lan said.

“I was a bit ner­vous dur­ing the first round at Co­bram but I came third over­all.

“The sec­ond round at Co­lac was very wet, I’d never rid­den on sand be­fore and the track had some of the big­gest ruts I’ve ever seen but I had a great day and fin­ished first.

“The sand at Rose­bud was also tough but I still man­aged a first over­all and then fin­ished the se­ries in Won­thaggi with a third.”

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