The two round championship kicked off in mid-August at Mackay, where both Kawasaki supported riders performed exceptionally well aboard their green machines. Josh Livsey humbly took home 2nd place overall while Brad West settled with 3rd place in his class after experiencing some suspension setup challenges.
The second and final round of the championship was held in Hervey Bay, where 14yr old Josh Livsey secured another 2nd place overall, granting him the championship points required to take out the Junior Lites 4 stroke 13-14yrs class overall.
“My KX250F was awesome and I was so excited to take the overall win and do everyone proud,” commented Josh.
Meanwhile, Brad West saw more favourable results at Hervey Bay after he dominated the round by qualifying 1st and winning two of the three races. Brad’s leading performance in both rounds boiled down to a honourable 2nd place overall in the Mini Lites 9-11yr class, only 9 points away from the championship winner.
Brad West - KX Junior Squad
Brad West said, “We had some suspension setup challenges in the first round but we got through that and I was happy to get 3rd overall. The second round at Hervey Bay went a lot better. Everything was on point, we had the starts dialled in then it was down to who ever could handle the track. The only race I didn't win was because of a bad start but I came back from last to finish in 3rd place for that moto!”
“Stepping up onto the podium felt really good because we had a challenging round at Mackay so it felt great to take out the second round and make a comeback.”
“My KX85 handled really well in the rough stuff which made it really easy to ride,” said Brad, who trains on his KX85 at least three times a week in addition to personal training sessions.
In 3 weeks’ time both KX Junior Squad members will hit the road with their destination being the Australian Junior National Motocross Championship in Renmark, South Australia. Brad has been selected to represent the QLD team for the 5th time while Josh Livsey will lead the pack with his all new lighter, faster, slimmer and better handling 2017 KX250F.
To find out more about the KX Junior Squad, visit the rider profiles by clicking HERE and follow the #KXJuniorSquad hash tag.