Drew Adds to YJR State Championship Tally

Kobe Drew has made it eight state motocross championships for the GYTR Yamaha Junior Racing Team in 2021 after collecting two Queensland Championships as the final round of racing was wrapped up at Coolum over the weekend. 

Since moving to Yamaha and the GYTR Yamaha Junior Racing program in 2021, Drew has gone on a winning rampage and can now add two more number one plates to go with his Sunshine State Series success earlier in the year.

The two round Queensland Motocross Championship saw rounds held in Mackay and Coolum with Drew taking all before him. He simply dominated proceedings in the 13-14 years 250cc class winning every race he entered at both rounds to score maximum points. He proved equally skilled in the hard pack dirt and ruts of Mackay as he was in the deep and energy sapping sand of Coolum. He was a cut above his opposition with his speed and fitness unmatched.

He also claimed the 13-15 years 125cc championship as well, taking four race wins and two seconds from the six races contested. He dominated in Mackay and then had to work hard for his results in Coolum but still showed the poise and class to take the championship win.

He now sits alongside other GYTR-YJR state championship winners in 2021; Jay Jennings, Angus Pearce, Jobe Dunne and Ryder Kingsford.

Unfortunately, things didn’t go as well for team-mate Jake Cannon. Cannon was in line to rack up another championship on his YZ85 and take it up to Drew on the 125 but fell in the first 125 race after colliding with another rider and broke his wrist. He was unable to compete for the rest of the weekend and was clearly disappointed in not being able to compete on his home track.

He is now off the bike for the next six weeks while he recovers.

In the senior divisions, Yamaha was well represented in the MX2 category as the Serco Yamaha and Yamalube Yamaha Racing teams were on hand. Both Jesse Dobson and Levi Rogers had competed in the opening round at Mackay, while Nathan Crawford and Jay Wilson joined the fun at Coolum.     

Dobson continued his good form to take second on the day at Coolum and finish second in the championship behind Todd Waters. Third for the day was Jay Wilson just ahead of Levi Rogers while Nathan Crawford was inside the top five before withdrawing from the last moto.

Rogers was able to make it a Yamaha 2-3 on the championship podium as he finished third behind Dobson in the overall points.

The action in the MX2 class was top shelf as the top five raced at high intensity and in close range of each other. The opening laps saw riders continually jostle for position and it a frantic pace that kept on lookers engaged.

The Queensland racing season now slows for the year with only a few regional based events left for the year.

QLD MX Results

  • QLD MX Results

    Rd 2 – Coolum
    13-14 years 250cc

    1st Kobe Drew – 75 (GYTR – YJR)
    2nd Jet Alsop – 64
    3rd Liam Owens – 62

    13-15 years 125cc
    1st Kobe Drew – 69 (GYTR-YJR)
    2nd Liam Owens – 58
    3rd Braden Plath – 56

    MX2 – Pro
    1st Todd Waters – 75
    2nd Jesse Dobson – 66 (Serco Yamaha)
    3rd Jay Wilson – 58 ( Yamalube Yamaha Racing)
    4th Levi Rogers – 50 (Yamalube Yamaha Racing)
    5th Jayce Cosford – 46 (Top Gun Yamaha)

    QLD MX Championship Standings
    13-14 years 250cc

    1st Kobe Drew – 150 (Yamaha YZ250F)
    2nd Liam Owens – 128
    3rd Jet Alsop – 124

    13-14 years 125cc
    1st Kobe Drew – 144 (Yamaha YZ125)
    2nd Liam Owens – 114
    3rd Braden Plath – 108

    MX2 – Pro
    1st Todd Waters – 147 
    2nd Jesse Dobson – 135 (Yamaha YZ250F)
    3rd Levi Rogers – 100 (Yamaha YZ250F)
    4th Jayce Cosford – 99 (Yamaha YZ250F)