2020 has been a tough year all-round here in Australia with Covid-19 all but crippling our National Motocross and Supercross season. However there has been plenty of action still happening at a state level allowing for some great racing with championships to be won!
The BCP Yoshimura Team of young gun Cambell Williams, reigning girls champion Madi Healey and Victorian rocket Ty Kean started their championship campaign with dominance by clean sweeping their respective classes at Round 1 of the Victorian State Junior MX Titles in Portland. With perfect track conditions and great racing throughout the weekend we were none the wiser to know that this would be the last time we would line up for Victorian State Titles in 2020. Motorcycling Victoria’s announcement this morning that open races for both Juniors and Seniors will cease for the year didn’t come as a huge surprise to many.
“It is such a shame that we didn’t get to complete the full championship,” said 250cc A grade winner Cambell Williams.
“That being said, it was such a good feeling for the team to perform so well in all classes at round 1. Everyone put in so much work during the off season, our CRF250R’s were unbelievable and we all came out on top.”
Team manager Lee Hogan couldn’t be more proud of his young guns.
“The off season and round 1 of the championship really was a dream run for us. With all three riders winning their respective classes and really being in a league of their own was something that every team manager loves to see. To witness Cambell Williams come from dead last after a turn two crash and charge his way through the field to eventually win by over 5 seconds, all while racing against the older age group A grade 250 class was won of the best charges I’ve ever witnessed. To finish the season like this is so disappointing for the riders but I couldn’t be more proud of them,” said Team manager Lee Hogan.
While Victorians Madi Healey and Ty Kean are still stuck here in Victoria waiting for the state to open once again, Cambell Williams is back up in NSW and ready to tackle the NSW State Championships alongside his younger team mate Hixson McInnes who recently won on debut for the team aboard his Honda CRF250R.
Both Williams and McInnes will continue into the second year of their contract with the BCP Yoshimura Honda Junior Team for 2021 while Madi Healey and Ty Kean will make their senior debut.