ON the weekend of March 22 and 23 Shoalhaven motocross rider Dante Hyam maintained his busy schedule of racing to travel down to Warrnambool, Victoria, to compete in the first round of the Victorian state titles.
Excited about the challenges of new tracks and competitors, Hyam looked forward to the weekend.
The Warrnambool track is a fast flowing track with some of the biggest jumps Hyam had encountered, one in particular known as the “wall”, with a jump distance of over 31 metres.
In race one Hyam got off to a bad start after stalling his bike in corner two and letting the rest of the A grade field pass before he was able to re-enter the race.
But he was able to make some great passes, and with fast laps, recovered to a second place finish.
In race two Dante had a better start.
Some good battling for the first place position with Victorian rider Liam Andrews made for an exciting race, but Hyam finished with a second place again.
Race three did not go well for Hyam.
A marker tyre lodged on his rear tyre on corner two saw him go a lap down.
By the time it was removed Dante had fallen into ninth place, where he finished. With the mixed results from the other riders Dante was able to salvage a third place finish overall for the round.
Hyam said he looked forward to a better result in the next round.
“A big thanks to all my sponsors Jobson Motor Sport, South Highlands motorcycle centre, JD transport, Integrity Real Estate, Jim’s Building Inspections, Druce DP, SRJ Constructions, and my nan and grandad for all their support,” he said.