COLAC’S Luke Nowell has pushed through pain to claim his first Victorian Senior Motocross Championship title.
Nowell overcame a fractured left wrist to win the 250cc B Open class by 59 points, claiming nine race wins for the season.
The 18-year-old removed a plaster cast on the wrist himself two weeks early to complete the championships at Shepparton.
Nowell said his wrist injury wasn’t a factor in his title quest.
“On Saturday it was a little sore, but I rubbed some ointment on it, and it helped me out heaps,” he said.
Nowell, who has won three Victorian Junior B Grade titles, said he was ecstatic to break through and win his first senior title.
“It feels good to finally have a win under my belt,” Luke said.
“The last round was probably my most memorable,” he said.
“Just knowing that I passed, and that I did what I did during the year, as well as coming away with a win was a great feeling.”
Nowell won eight races in a row in the B Grade class, and finished second once.
He also competed in the B Lites class, finishing sixth overall.
Nowell credited the win to constant support from his mum, dad, girlfriend and Oates MX, and his good mate Bodie Tattam, who is in a wheelchair in hospital.
“I just can’t thank everyone enough, and I’m stoked with the win,” he said.