SIXTEEN young motocross riders across various ages and classes can call themselves national champions after last week's Australian Junior Motocross Championship at Coolum's Quanda Rd track.
Sunshine Coast rider Jett Lawrence fell short of a clean sweep but still claimed a convincing win in the 65CC 7-9 years division, beating his nearest rival by a remarkable 22 points.
Going into the final day of the week-long event, the eight year old was all but assured of the championship, having won all four of his previous motos and opened up a 25-point gap on the rest of the field.
The KTM Brisbane rider merely had to finish in yesterday's final to get his hands on the trophy.
Dominic Walker, the division's eventual runner-up, was a chance to tie for the lead, but had to rely on winning the final race and Lawrence failing to finish.
However Lawrence capped a brilliant week by finishing second to Walker in the final to wrap up the title.
The youngster had enjoyed a stellar week and in practice was he recorded times 12 seconds quicker than the next best rider.
Lawrence's older brother, Hunter, finished third in the 85CC 12-14 years class.
The Sunshine Coast's Jesse Dobson finished first in the 200-250CC 13-15 years class.
NSW collected the coveted Interstate Cup Challenge Trophy, taking out the honour ahead of Queensland and Victoria.
The sixteen new junior champions and winning state team collected their trophies and medallions from Honda MX Nationals stars Ford Dale and Ben Townley. The 2012 Honda Australian Junior Motocross Championship was hosted by the Suncoast Junior Motorcycle Club.