HORSHAM Motorcycle Club continued to prove it was one of the top clubs in the state with a third-place finish in the Western Region Motocross Series.
More than 500 riders from eight clubs took part in the series, which had 27 separate junior and senior divisions.
Horsham has won the series twice and almost took it out a third time, with a host of club members in the top three placings for their division.
Geelong won the series perpetual trophy by a slender 15 points from Warrnambool, while Horsham was two points behind.
Club president Kenny Watts said it was a great result for the club, which showed it could punch above its weight against some of the bigger statewide clubs.
“It’s only a small club so to have riders who are coming out and getting results like that is really good,” he said.
“We’re pleased with how it has gone.”
The club had 10 different first-place finishes in the series, including Cameron Grayson who finished as the junior light B Grade champion.
Grayson’s feat was made all the more impressive by the fact he missed the first race of the series and only made up the ground in his last race.
Grayson, 16, said it was the second time he had topped one of the divisions in the series and was happy to do it in his last year of junior competition.
“After I missed the first round, I had to win nearly every race to get first so I just kept pushing myself and got the win,” he said.
“I ended up winning by 13 points and you get 20 points for a race so that’s a really small margin.”
Grayson said he was looking forward to the challenge of riding in the senior division next year.
Watts said Grayson and the other Wimmera riders had done the region proud.
More than 20 riders from the Horsham club and the Ararat Motorcycle Club finished in the top three for their division.