BCP Yoshimura Honda Development rider Madi Healeyhas taken out an impressive third place in the prestigious Queen of MX class at this years NSW State Titles. The event, being held at Cessnock just out of Newcastle was ran over a three day long weekend with terrific track conditions and a huge turnout from local and interstate riders.
Healey in her Rookie year as a senior continued to impress with yet another podium in a stacked field of women.
“We started off the year really strong with a couple of wins against the fast girls,” said Healey.
“But around 6 weeks ago I had a big crash racing at Horsham and rung my bell a little bit. It’s taken me a bit longer than expected to get back to where I was to tell the truth. I know my fitness is right where I need it and the bike is great, I’m just a couple of percent off in my decision making out there on the track. I know I’ll be back to 100% real soon and can’t wait to be up there battling for first place once again.”
Healey’s team-mate Hixson McInnesraced in the ultra competitive 250cc junior class where both age brackets are joined together and once again proved he had the speed to run with the older junior guns.
“My starts were a lot better this weekend but I’m just getting pushed around a bit in the first turn and shuffled back,” said McInnes.
“ My lap times were really competitive and I was happy with my riding but to be honest I just need to toughen up a little bit in the first turn and those first couple of laps which are so intense. If I can do that then I know I can run top 5 or maybe even top three against the older class. I’ll keep chipping away and come out swinging at the next race.”
The junior team boys Cambell Williamsand Hixson McInnes are now if preparation mode for the upcoming Round 3 of the Pro MX Series to be held at Maitland, NSW in two weeks time where they will compete in the MX3 class.
“A big thank you to Danny Hamfor looking after the team over this long weekend while I was stuck down in Melbourne,” said team manager Lee Hogan.
“Madi is continuing her incredible debut senior year and Hixson is consistently gaining confidence on the big bike. It’s Hixson’s second season with us and we have backed him for the long haul! Having just turned 14 a few weeks ago he still has two more full years in juniors and he’s a good couple of years younger than a lot of his fast competitors but his time will come if he keeps working this hard and gaining confidence like he has been!
Honda Racing Australia team rider Emma Milesevic won the Queen of MX Category while Matt Moss won the King of MX!