ACTION JACKSON

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The weekend’s annual Waikato Motocross Championship was a thrill a minute for spectators and perhaps no less thrilling for the riders either.

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A WINNING DEBUT

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Six wins from six starts, The Honda Shop Racing Team’s debut outing near Te Kuiti on Sunday could not have been any more impressive than that.

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GROOMBRIDGE WINS FOUR-HOUR

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Bay of Plenty’s Brad Groombridge created history when he won the Acerbis Four-Hour cross-country endurance race near Taupo on Saturday, becoming the first man ever to win it as an ironman.

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BLACKBURN ON THE RISE

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Things are on the way up for Te Puke’s Logan Blackburn.

The 19-year-old finished runner-up in the 125cc class at the New Zealand Motocross Championships earlier this year – missing out on the title by just one point from fellow Yamaha ace Cameron Vaughan, of Rotorua – and he showed enough promise to be promoted into the high-profile Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team enclosure.

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HAVE BIKE; WILL RACE

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He may now be considered a privateer rider these days, but underestimate Kayne Lamont at your peril.

It took some effort to find the 20-year-old from Mangakino at Labour Weekend’s big annual Motocross Extravaganza in Taupo – instead of camping out in ‘factory alley’ with all the high-profile teams, he was parked ‘way out the back’, away from the main throng of the crowd.

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