Hot on the heels of the leading Pro trio was MXD National championship contender Kaleb Barham aboard the SD3 Husqvarna FC 250.
His growth as a rider having outpaced his grading, Barham was forced to compete for Intermediate class honours, and duly claimed honours in both the MX2 and 125cc classes.
Riding in a mixed Intermediate/Pro MX2 class however, Barham was able to chase the pro riders, finishing top five in the first two motos before chasing Jake Moss home for second on the track in the final.
‰ÛÏIt's the first round of the Shell series that I've done all year but it worked in well, and it's the same kind of soil as Nowra will be," Barham shared.
"It was definitely good to see some of the national boys out there. It was a bit of a shame that I'm still graded Intermediate, so I ended up winning both the 125 and 250, but overall out of both classes I'm pretty sure I ended up fourth overall in the 250. I didn‰Ûªt get the best of starts on the 250 because of the peg draw, but I did what I could do coming through the pack. I got a good start in the last one and ended up coming second behind Jake, so a second behind Mossy was a good way to end off the last race before heading into nationals. It was a good shakedown for us and now I'm definitely looking forward to Nowra this weekend.‰Û