The 2013 Victorian Junior Motocross Championships began last weekend the 13th and 14th of April, under overcast conditions at the Maffra/Sale motorcycle club's Newry circuit.
Over 300 competitors duelled trying to achieve their dream of winning the 2013 title.
The only competitor of this year's series defending her title trying for back-to-back Championships is Yamaha pilot Emma Milesevic. Emma who is also competing in the 125/250 A Grade class was unchallenged in the girls events and is looking on track to claim her back-to-back championship.
Alysha Goullet was constant placing second in every moto. Danielle Foot found her form in the final 2 motos to nudge out Teala Petz for third position.
Yamaha Junior Development team's Jed Beaton proved that he had discipline in training over the summer break, showing dominating form in the 250cc A Grade Class.
Motorex KTMs Wayde Carter tried to chase Beaton down, however he had his own battles from average starts, fighting his way past third place Honda Junior Development Teams Andy Dinicol and fourth place for the round Matthew Hopkins-Talty.
Jed Beaton had to contend with starting gremlins in the 125cc A Grade. Working his way to the front in the opening moto, once in the lead, Beaton built a gap from the rest of the class. He tussled with the start gremlin again in the second moto working his way to third. However, it was the third moto that everything came unstuck for the teenager.
While in fourth position charging his way towards the lead three, Beaton navigated over a jump. Then unfortunately landed on a braking bump that threw him over the bars with such velocity and distance that it was not until Beaton walked the long distance back to his bike and tried to pick the machine up, that the Yamaha rider realised that his left arm had an unnatural bend.
He has had surgery this week and Fullnoise would like to wish him a speedy recovery. Beaton currently sits in sixth position overall in the Championship.
Matthew Hopkins-Talty was on the box all day in the moto accumulating enough points for the overall. Motorex KTMs Wayde Carter and AJs motorcycles Morgan Oloughlin completed the KTM trio on the podium.
Wade Kirkland dominated the 85cc BW A Grade class - Credit: KAJX communications
Maffra-Sale local Wade Kirkland dominated the 85 BW A Grade winning all three motos. Yamaha Junior Development Teams Cody Dyce was strong for second place and TM Racing Teams Kallam Orchard completed the dais.
New South Welshman KTM Newcastle's Rhys Budd was unstoppable in the 85cc A Grade winning all the motos. Rosebud's Mason Semmens and JBS Motorsports Bailey Malkiewicz dueled all day; however, the determination of New South Welshman SS Racing MXRAD John Bova in the final moto allowed Semmens to cement his second placing for the round, with Malkiewicz in third place and Bova in fourth.
JBS Motorsports Bailey Malkiewicz consistency paid off placing him in the lead for the championship after New South Welshman KTM Newcastle's Rhys Budd's disastrous third moto saw his class domination of 2 race starts and 2 race wins result in zero points, delegating him back to fourth place in the series.
Tasmanian Brodie Ellis' victory in the final moto secured second place and New South Welshman SS Racing MXRAD John Bova tasted the third step of the podium.
Castlemaine Thynan Kean dominated the 50cc class wining every moto. Blue Rock's Harry Coller bagged enough points for second place and Mototech rider Connor Towill from Geelong finished the plinth. AJ's Motorcycles Madi Healey from Shepparton piloted her KTM 50 to fifth place.
The second round of the 2013 Junior Victorian Motocross Championships will be held at Colac 25/26 May. Entries close 20th May and entries can be made online via Cloudentries By Clicking Here.
Top Image: Emma Milesevic got her title defence off to the perfect start Credit: KAJX communications