The 12 year old from Dingo, Queensland was on fire astride his Kawasaki KX85, taking the holeshot in every heat and race except for the final moto.
The fine weather that welcomed the championship turned into dismal conditions by the end of the event where the ferocious rain was nothing short of sideways at times.
Brad and his father Sean, used the practice and heat races to their advantage, tweaking the KX85 race machine settings and qualifying 4th. In the first race, Brad took the holeshot and finished in third after a tough battle with strong competitors. Brad stepped it up a gear in the second moto and complimented his holeshot with the race win. The final race saw Brad in 3rd position after the first turn and following a strong effort Brad was leading, only to be passed on the final lap and having to settle for a 2nd place finish and ultimately 2nd place overall for the championship.
Brad’s father, Sean West said, “We came down to Beulah Park before the event for three days of testing however the track formed up a lot differently during the actual competition so we had to adapt and the three heat races gave us a good chance to set up the KX85 perfectly. We are extremely proud of Brad’s amazing performance and as if he wasn’t already determined enough, coming second by such a fine margin has only lit a larger fire in his belly!”
Next on the calendar for Brad is to compete aboard his Kawasaki KX85 at the Mini O’s AMA national event in Florida, USA.
“The goal for the Mini O’s is to gain valuable experience. We can run up front and will give it our most,” commented Sean modestly.
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