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Local motocross riders win in Australia

Kyle Peters was the winner of one national title in 200-250cc, 4 stroke.

Joey Savatgy of Thomasville, Ga., won two national titles and Kyle Peters of Cairo, Ga., won another in the recently completed Australian Honda Junior Motocross Championships, Sept. 26 – Oct. 3, at the Newry Motocross Complex in Victoria, Australia.
Savatgy won both his events, the “100-150cc, 2-stroke 13-U 15 years class” and the “200-250cc, 4-stroke 13-U 15 years class,” while Peters won a title in the “200-250cc, 4-stroke 15 years class.” Kyle missed out on another possible title in the 2-stroke class when his borrowed bike blew up in the middle of a moto.
Colleen Millsaps, who accompanied the riders to Australia, provides this account of their trip down under.
“Kyle and Joey were exciting to watch on the track and found a level of competition that forced them to bring their top game to the gate each time they lined up. They had many hurdles to jump as well, with bike set up, new and different types of track, an unfamiliar environment, time changes and inclement weather. I could not have asked for anything more from the two boys than they gave.
I think Joey and Kyle see now that they are not only in competition with the riders they see race after race, ones they know personally by name and number, but also with riders they have never seen or heard of, from faraway places, with the same dreams of riding as a pro here in the U.S. under the factory rigs.”

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