Small wins state title
MOTORSPORT: Bundaberg's Zak Small knew his championship hopes were on the line as he fell to the ground after a crash in Hervey Bay.
In the lead heading into the final round of the MX1 series at the Queensland Motocross Championships, an incident in race one led to the worst possible start for Small as he aimed to win his first state title in eight years.
Thankfully, he didn't panic as he work his way to the front.
Turning a 32-second deficit after lap one to two seconds by the end, Small worked his way from last to second.
It saved his weekend.
Two races later, with a second and a first, he had his first state title since winning one in juniors.
Small said poor stars hurt him dearly.
"I really didn't make it easy for myself,” he said.
"I didn't get good starts and unfortunately was caught up by other riders.”
"The crashes weren't anyone's fault either, they were racing incidents.”
Pleased to take the championship, Small said his final race was the best.
"It was still a great weekend and I rode good all weekend,” he said.
"In the final race I finally got a good start and was able to control my own gap at the front.”
"It's pretty special to win the title.”
He said he also wanted to thank Husqvarna Australia and Mega Motorcycles in Bundaberg for their help.
With the races his final event of the year, Small will now take a complete break from riding until Christmas.