Another Yamaha Junior Racing rider making two trips to the podium was Queensland pocket rocket, Jake Cannon. Cannon is a ball of energy and the young thrill-seeker charged to second place on his YZ65 in the 11-12 years 65cc class as well as a third place in the 9-11 years 85cc division.
Cannon finished with 3-1-2-5-1 results over the week on his YZ65 and had it not been for some crashed as pivotal times during the week, he may well of landed on the top step of the podium. He led races one and three and fell with just a lap to go in both cases and handed over the race lead but the 11-year old proved he will be a force to be reckoned with in future events.
He also landed in third spot in the 9-11 years 85cc class, which boasted several potential race and championship winners. After comfortably qualifying through to the finals, Cannon took 4-8-2 results to finish third and finish off his week in fine style.
‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm pretty happy to finish on the podium in both classes and had a good week down here in Tasmania. I crashed a bit too much, the only races I didn‰Ûªt crash in, I won, so I need to stop falling off.
‰ÛÏThis year is my first time with the Yamaha Junior Racing Team and it was cool to hang out with all the other riders from the other states and race with them.
‰ÛÏThanks to my Mum and Dad as well as Yamaha Junior Racing for all their support,‰Û