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Successful start to junior sprints

MAZE: Jarrod Rowe negotiotes through red safety tapes to win his junior division on Saturday. Photo Nick Kossatch / Observer
MAZE: Jarrod Rowe negotiotes through red safety tapes to win his junior division on Saturday. Photo Nick Kossatch / Observer NICK KOSSATCH

BROTHER and sister pair of Katie and Jarrod Rowe both had mixed fortunes in the junior division of the McCosker Sprint Series round one over the weekend.

For Katie, things could have turned out better than what she had aimed for.

The 14-year-old finished eighth in the under 85cc and up to 140cc 12-16 year age bracket.

"The track was good, but I didn't ride as well as I would have liked," Katie said.

Her next assignment is the first round of the CQ series in early April and the next round of the sprints at the Benaraby track.

Little brother Jarrod upstaged his older sister in the 65cc 10-12 year class, but it's the advice that Katie gave him that worked a treat.

VIDEO: See the seniors in Sunday's action here

"My sister gave me tips like doing the stance and other things," Jarrod, 10, said.

In other junior races; Kadin Ballard won the 85cc division ahead of Jaxon Hansen and Zac Perry.

The 65cc 7-10 year category belonged to Matthew Sinclair ahead of Deakin Goldstone.

Jarrod Rowe had it all to himself and was announced the winner in the 65cc 10-12 year division while Aidan Noonan and Peter Bewsey were one and two in the 85cc to 150cc 9-12 year class.

In the popular 200cc and up to 250cc for the 13-16 year category; Bradan Shelton, Ryan Thompson and Morgan Baker got the podium finish they were aiming for.

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The senior results are up on the website http://www.mylaps.com/en/events/1240787.

THE LEADERS

85cc to 150cc: K Ballard, J Hansen, Z Perry

65cc 7-10 years: M Sinclair, D Goldstone

65cc 10-12 years: J Rowe

85cc-150cc: A Noonan, P Bewsey

200cc-250cc: B Shelton, R Thompson, M Baker

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