STRATHEWEN’s Jack Hamment secured his first-ever race win in the 250cc C Grade class at the opening round of the M2R Helmets 2016 Victorian Junior Motocross Championships Presented by Honda Genuine Parts & Accessories at the Korumburra Motorcycle Club on March 12-13.
The 14-year-old won his first ever race on Saturday and couldn’t be happier. “I’ve never actually won a race at all before this weekend. Improved fitness and more time of the bike has really helped me,” Jack said.
Jack won his first-ever moto by just 00.587 seconds over Nathan Brown, and followed it up by winning his second moto by 04.514 seconds again over Nathan Brown, and cruised to victory in his third moto winning by more than 19 seconds over Jonathan De Jonk. He now leads the class by a commanding 17 points.
“I got a dead-last off the gate in the first race but still managed to get a first in that. In the second race I fell off, but I still managed to come first, which was alright,” Jack recalled.
“The third race was pretty chilled. There was a pile-up during the start which I got caught up in but I still managed to come through in first so it was pretty good,” he added.
Jack says his fitness regimes which includes kick-boxing three times a week and extra personal training session when he can has paid off immensely. “It’s been huge. Coming into this weekend I just wanted to see how I’d go and hopefully do alright,” Jack said.
Jack’s mindset has now changed after his terrific results on the weekend: “I’ve now changed my mindset of where I want to go. The plan is to definitely make some more podiums but we’ll see how we go,” Jack added.
Jack would like to thank his Mum and Dad, Darren from Track Right Suspension for helping him with his bike.
Round 2 of the M2R Helmets 2016 Victorian Junior Motocross Championships Presented by Honda Genuine Parts & Accessories takes place at the Shipwreck Coast Motorcycle Club in Warrnambool on April 9-10.
Click here for the official results of Round 1 of the 2016 VJMXC.