LORNE’s Callum Norton continued his winning ways after taking out both the overall wins in the Bridgestone 100/125cc 2-stroke A grade class and Honda 250cc A grade class at the second round of the M2R Helmets 2016 Victorian Junior Motocross Championships Presented by Honda Genuine Parts & Accessories at Warrnambool on April 9-10.
Callum, 15, said of his weekend: “I had a great weekend. On Saturday in the 100/125cc class, I went in with the lead. I got off to a good start in the first race, I made a couple of mistakes, and worked my way back up to third and finished strongly just behind the leaders,” Callum said.
“In the second race, I went out there and won that one which was awesome. I didn’t get too bad of a start in the third race, I finished with a second-place in that one but got the overall for the day which was pretty good and hopefully I can keep that going,” Callum added.
“With two rounds to go, I’ve got a pretty good points lead so hopefully we can keep that going,” he continued.
Callum was also happy with his performance in the Honda 250cc A grade class. “I had a really good day. In the first race, I got a really good start, made a mistake and was almost coming in last but made my way back up to fifth. In the next two races, I holeshotted both and won both of those races which was a good way to finish the day,” he added.
Callum now heads to Ararat for Round 3 on May 7-8. “I hope to keep doing what I’m doing, get good starts, stay consistent, get some solid points and hopefully a win,” Callum said.
Layla leads against the boys
Layla Norton, Callum Norton’s younger sister, is continuing her impressive form against the boys in the 85/150cc 4-stroke Big Wheel C grade class after Round 2 of the VJMXC. She crossed the finish line first in Race 1, by beating Jordan Jackson by 2.606 seconds, at Warrnambool over the weekend. She finished in second-place for her remaining two races but incredibly now leads the class by 5 points over Jordan Brown.
“In the first race I got the holeshot, but fell back to about fifth place, and a few riders fell off in front of me and I ended up first,” Layla said. “In the second race, I had some bike troubles, but still ended up with a second, and in the last race, I got the holeshot again, led two or three laps, made a little mistake and was passed and got second,” the 13-year-old continued.
“It’s pretty cool. I don’t usually do that, but I did and it’s really exciting,” Layla, who is also currently sitting third in the Girls class, added.
Round 3 of the M2R Helmets 2016 Victorian Junior Motocross Championships Presented by Honda Parts & Accessories takes place at Ararat Motorcycle Club on May 7-8. For more information please visit: www.motorcyclingvic.com.au