Junior action at Appin saw Yamaha supported Blake Hollis (Excite Motorsports) charge to a double victory in the 15 years 125 and 250cc classes. Hollis won all six motos contested over the weekend and carrying on the good form he showed a week earlier at the Two Stroke Nationals, where he finished third on his YZ125.
The Serco and Yamalube Yamaha Racing Teams took to Coolum for the opening round of the Sunshine State Series for their first hit out of the year. With Nathan Crawford just returning to riding after injury, it was left to Aaron Tanti to fly the Serco Yamaha flag at the event and he came home in second place on his Yamaha YZ250F finishing with 2-2-4 results in the MX2 division.
It was Jay Wilson who took the win in the MX2 on his Yamalube Yamaha Racing YZ250F. Wilson raced to 1-1-1 scores in a good days racing. Just back on the bike in preparation for the season ahead, Wilson is well placed and looking forward to continuing the hard yards as the MX Nationals approaches. Team mate, Richie Evans, debuted on the Yamaha YZ450F in the MX1 class and proved he has plenty of speed to go with the big boys of the class. Evans battled with Todd Waters in the opening laps and the pair raced away from the field. Evans learned valuable lessons racing with someone of the experience of Waters and the hit out will hold him in good stead moving forward.