TWELVE-YEAR old Zac Perry has put a recent motorbike accident behind him where he injured a tendon to feature prominently in Saturday's second round of the McCosker Benaraby Sprint Series.

The youngster let loose on his KX 85 Kawasaki and he showed the character of not letting a setback haunt him going forward.

"I had a really big stack previously where I injured a tendon, but I don't think about it now," Zac said.

A shower of rain failed to dampen the race and Zac said he preferred the track to be dust-free.

"I like the track to be not dusty and just to be nice and tacky," he said.

Zac won the Enduro 65 division back in 2013 and there was more success just last year.

"I went through undefeated in the Enduro and now am on the 85cc where I got first in the Club Series," Zac said.

"At the moment, I am sitting in either first or second in the Big Wheels 85cc."

Zac is in his eighth year of motocross competition and is eyeing off professional ranks.

"I started doing motocross when I was five in Calliope," Zac said.

"My friend Ryan Scarborough was doing it, so I decided to do it.

"My dad Mark gives me tips like how to accelerate for longer and how to do jumps.

"That's how I think I did that stack where I didn't have my foot on the accelerator for long enough."

It's just one of the lessons learnt for Zac and going by his progress and drive, he is well on his way to make the sport a living.

"I'd like to get to the pro's, but need lots of work to get there," Zac added.



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