‰ÛÏI went 2, 1, 1 in the 450s, but not so good in the Lites," Small said. "I felt like I didn't really gel with the track, but I definitely improved over the weekend. I felt really comfortable on the Husky 350, I think the track suited it a lot.
"Luke Weaver passed me in the first on Saturday and I couldn't get back - he was just a little bit quicker than me on Saturday. On Sunday I got a pretty good start in the first and Robbie Marshall was right on my hammer the whole moto until the last five or ten minutes. Then in the second one, Weaver passed me on the first lap, but I sat behind and then passed him back.
"It is nice to be leading the State championship, I knew I could, but it‰Ûªs a relief to prove it and it'll be good to try to carry that on to Hervey Bay and wrap it up the weekend after Coolum.
"I'm looking forward to Echo Valley, after the Shell series there we've come up with a few little changes we can make to the bike to get it better suited, so hopefully that works," Small continued. "I know the track pretty well, but haven't had the best of luck there. So I'm just going in there hoping to some good starts and wanting to ride a good clean race. My DNF at Shepparton dropped me back to sixth, so I definitely want to get two solid motos and try and find my way into the top five, to be as far up the ladder as I can be when we hit Coolum.‰Û