WATCH: Zac Perry cleans up in stellar season
MOTORSPORT: It came as no surprise, but Zac Perry comfortably took out the Mini Lites 85cc category after Sunday's Ocean to Motion meet at the Benaraby Motorsport Complex.
That was despite Brad West finishing first in all three races on Sunday to collect maximum points (105) while Zac's second placings were enough to guarantee to win the series.
On a chopped-up track 14-year-old Zac adapted to the conditions to build on his already unassailable 41-point lead he had established from the earlier competitions.
"It was really just being consistent and Mum and Dad have helped to keep my bike all together,” Zac said.
He also raced in the 125cc class. in which he had an overall finish of fifth out of 21 riders.
Zac plans to step it up in 2018. "Next year we're planning to do the Australian Off-road Series, which is the Enduro, and to maybe do some of the central Queensland events,” he said.
Out of the other junior classes, Clayton Pickering won the 50cc Auto 2 class for the season by eight points over Isaac Brady while Koby Hof took home third on the day, but Jett Clark rode consistently to finish third for the series.
Other junior overall season winners were Mason Russell in the 7-under 10 65cc class, John Taylor (65cc 10-U12), Mason again in the Mini Lites 9-U12 and Jacon Shields in the Junior Lites 125cc category.