Husqvarna factory rider Egan Mastin is the 2014 MX Development Series Champion after a Husqvarna domination of the final round of the Under 19 series at the Monster Energy MX Nationals finale, which took place at Coolum today.
The 16-year-old Husqvarna TC 250 rider rode intelligently for second on the day to wrap up the series for the Craig Anderson-managed Husqvarna factory team.
‰ÛÏIt definitely feels awesome to take this championship home, and I worked very hard as did everybody on the team, especially my dad, who puts in 110%." Mastin stated. "At the start of the year I was going to be a junior still, but Ando took me under his wing only a couple of months before the season started, and after I got second of Broadford I knew I could win.
"It was definitely an awesome day, and I can't thank everyone enough."
Team Manager Craig Anderson could not have been more proud of his young charger.
‰ÛÏI feel good, that's a bit of pressure off with Egan winning the championship." Anderson admitted. "At the start of the year he was actually going to stay junior, but I convinced him that going to senior was a good move.
"Initially I think he was happy to go top-five, then we got to the first round and he was on the podium, and suddenly top-five was out the window and we wanted to win. He put his head down, and worked hard all year and he got stronger and stronger. Credit to him, it was good to work with him.