The 2018 racing season got off to a very successful start for the Yamaha Junior Racing teams of Tasmania and Queensland with both teams tasting victory at respective state events over the weekend.
The Queensland team of Levi Rogers and Jake Cannon contested the opening round of the long running Sunstate State Motocross series at the sandy and always challenging Hervey Bay circuit. For Rogers, it was his first ride back after major shoulder surgery while it was the team debut for Cannon so there was plenty of atmosphere in the pits on Saturday morning.
Despite only getting a clearance to ride just two weeks ago and then only squeezing in a couple of quick rides prior to Hervey Bay, Rogers made a very successful return to racing, winning the 13-14 years 250cc class as well as the 13-14 years 125cc division, taking victory in five of the six motos contested.
It was a well-constructed day for Rogers who acknowledges he is far from top speed and peak fitness, but just paced himself through the day in hot and humid conditions on a demanding track.
‰ÛÏIts nice just to be back riding again as the last three months haven‰Ûªt been much fun,‰Û