LOCAL motorcross rider Dante Hyam competed in round two of the East Coast Series held in Canberra over the weekend.
The prestigious event is drawing riders from all over the country to compete against some of the elite riders in the junior ranks, with riders travelling from Narrabri in far Northern NSW, and for the Canberra round, even Western Australia, in the nine to 12 years 85cc class.
After the first round Hyam was keen to improve on his second place result.
Full gates of 34 riders meant racing was tough and Hyam managed another second place overall for the day, this time to Western Australian rider Reegan Duffy.
Duffy took out the first two races and Hyam won the final race in muddy conditions.
The second place finish moved Hyam into the lead of the championship by three points over Caleb Clifton, after Clifton finished in fifth place.
“I was excited to get my first race win in the mud over such great riders,” Hyam said.
“I would just like to thank all my sponsors for their support through out the year.”
The next round of the series will be held at Oakdale on May 10 and 11.
This weekend round two of the Nowra Club racing day will be held on Sunday at the Yerriyong Complex.
Racing starts at about 10.30am, with free entry.
Vistitors were encouraged to go and catch all the local racing action.