The winners have been declared in the 2015 North Island Motocross Championships after the second and final round of the series in Hawke's Bay at the weekend.

Taupo's Brad Groombridge (MX1 class), Rotorua's Scott Canham (MX2, 250cc class), Feilding's Tony Cvitanovich (14-16 years' 250cc class), Mangakino's Maximus Purvis (12-14 years' 125cc class), Matamata's Brodie Connolly (11-12 years' 85cc class) and Rongotea's Rhys Jillings (8-10 years' 85cc class) followed on from their dominant performances at the series opener at Himatangi last month and wrapped up their respective class wins.

Rhys Jillings' older brother Zac Jillings and Ngatea's Ben Broad came on strong in contrasting conditions at the two-day event to snatch their respective titles from the round one winners.

Canham played it clever when he won the first muddy MX2 race of the weekend, that result enough for him to claim the title, and, with conditions deteriorating, he decided not to risk injury and so did not take his bike to the start line for the next race.


"Coming into today, I had been talking about what had to be done to secure the overall win," said Canham.

"If I could win the first race I would have enough points to not do the second race.

"I had an awesome start and took the holeshot and I left the pack as fast as I could to stay away from everyone and stay clean. The track was an absolute mess. It was a great race and coming away with the win was perfect for me," he said.

Raetihi's Letitia Alabaster scored back-to-back wins on Sunday to collect the women's class trophy, finishing ahead of Auckland's Kate Greenslade.

The Hawke's Bay Motorcycle Club's Ngaruroro Raceway, near Hastings, was the venue for the weekend's racing and it proved popular with racers and spectators alike.

Related articles: