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Latest News  >  Cody Scott wins the NZ Junior MX title

This isn't a jetboating story but a great many of our customers are also riders and we think you would be as chuffed as we are.

15 year old Cody Scott won the NZ Junior MX title (12-16 year division) on his Scott Water Jet sponsored Honda CRF 150R this week.

The Marlborough Express article reported;
"The relatively unknown Geraldine rider shocked the favourites in his class, recording podium finishes in all five races to take the class title at the three-day meeting that ended yesterday at Moston Wadsworth's Bartletts Creek Motocross Park."

Cody is the son of Konrad and Lyn Scott and has been riding since he was 3 years old and competing locally since 11.

He rides a Honda CRF 150R which he prepares and maintains with a little help from dad. In checking the bike just prior to packing up for this event it was discovered that there was an issue with the valves, so a last minute engine rebuild was carried out and Kon breathed on the cylinder head and gave it more power, Kon and Cody also train and ride together on a track they built at home. With mum looking after the riding gear, food, competition entries, travel and accommodation riding really is a family affair.

This was Cody's first national event. He has dominated his class at the local club competitions for the past four years and wanted to have a go at the nationals to see if he could be competitive.

The championships were held over three days in Blenheim in the South Island, on a natural style MX track with lots of different line choices and a good mix of corners and jumps. The track was a good test of riders' all around ability and race craft.

After qualifying and practice on Friday 3 Cody qualified first by almost a second over the event favourite.

In the first of three competition motos on Saturday Cody took the lead early, and held on to win by 20 seconds.

In the second moto he got a mid-field start but quickly came through to lead on lap 3, and went on to win by a dominant 25 seconds.

In the third race of the first day he crashed heavily after a mid-field start, had to restart in 7th place, but quickly cut through the field to finish second.

Leading the points standings overnight, Cody had a monumental battle with the second placed rider Joel Meikle in the first moto on Sunday - on a track that had been watered overnight. The lead changed 6-7 times, and Cody fell on the last lap when holding a clear lead, but remounted to finish second.

The final race was a matter of survival as all riders were exhausted and the track was very rutty but Cody survived to finish in third place and take the NZ1 championship by a clear margin of 13 points.

Cody handled the pressure of the weekend like a pro. He wasn't at all daunted by the reputations and factory support crews of his rivals.

His very proud parents Lyn and Kon had a much more nerve racking weekend! They will continue to encourage and support Cody in his racing.

Kon thinks Cody has a very natural, fluid racing style and can really carry speed through corners. He also noted that Cody is "very handy behind the wheel of a jetboat."

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