The Motorcycling Western Australia Patron’s Award is earned for performance by a rider under 16 years of age.
This year’s winner was Kayden Minear.
In 2017 Kayden was selected to represent Australia in the world Motocross Championships held in Estonia where he placed 3rd in the 65cc class. Kayden was also selected to be a member of the eight man WA team that placed 3rd in the Australian Junior Motocross Championships held at Horsham, Victoria.
At the 2017 Australian Junior Motocross Championship Kayden placed 2nd in the 65cc 9/11 years and10th in the 85 cc. 9/12 years.
Kayden is not only a winning rider, having won many titles over his short career, he has also demonstrated exceptional good sportsmanship.
Other finalists were:
Max Vlasich – T&E - Dominated the senior enduro and short course events in 2017.
Nathan Howe – Enduro Panel - Competed in all Australian Off Road Championship rounds – 12 in total with 4th place in the J4 Class (15 year olds).
Jake Folini-Kearns – 2nd in Australian Trial Champs in Youth Class
Kayden, who has an absolutely astounding year said of being awarded the Motorcycling WA Patrons Award- "I am really proud to win the patrons mwa award. I feel like I had a really successful year full of new experiences and new challenges.
I would like to thank my family & sponsors for helping me throughout the year and making it possible for me to do what I love.
I'd like to make a special mention to Grant & Nicole from Aussie Moto Engineering for helping me throughout the season & Grant for heading over to Estonia to mechanic for me & Darrin from Mandurah City KTM for always helping me out with my bikes & parts. I'm looking forward to 2018".
Photos by Gordon Pettigrew from the night can be found HERE ,and we appreciate the work by Gordon in making these available.
We would also like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank our Night Of Champions-Hall of Fame Sponsors
Stay tuned for more information on our award winners through the course of the coming week.
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