Echuca's Sam Davie finished with one first and two seconds at last weekend's Victorian Senior Motocross Championships.LUKE MCMANUS May 17, 2014 3:04am
Echuca motocross rider Sam Davie recorded a breakthrough second-round win at the Victorian Senior Motocross Championships on the weekend.
Staged in Rosebud, Davie produced three stellar rides to finish first overall in the 250cc B lites class, accumulating 99 points following a win and two second placings.
Davie finished six points ahead of Tristen Cachia (Greensborough) and Wayne Stewart (Dumbalk).
‘‘I holeshotted (perfect start) in all three races which was handy,’’ Davie said.
‘‘I led the whole way in the first race until the last lap where I made a little mistake and was passed.
‘‘The second race I led the whole way and won.
‘‘In the third race I just cruised around in second because I knew I had the overall win.
‘‘I just wanted to make sure I didn’t make any mistakes or fall off.’’
The win proved vital to Davie’s title hopes after the injury-prone teenager crashed out of the opening round in Horsham on March 15.
Davie jumped from 17th to fifth on the championship rankings, giving the full-time apprentice a genuine chance of snaring a spot on the podium with two rounds remaining.
‘‘I didn’t expect to win, I thought third or fourth at best,’’ he said.
‘‘I’m just happy to get some points back.
‘‘Who knows what can happen from here.’’
New-found sponsorship however, means the state titles will have to wait as Davie prepares for round four of the national championships in Murray Bridge.
An unexpected but welcome entry, Davie is hoping for a top-20 finish and is looking forward to riding with little pressure in what will be his first ride of the national circuit.
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