RACING ROCK STAR: Motocross racer Jayce Cosford rides to victory at the Sunshine State MX Series.
RACING ROCK STAR: Motocross racer Jayce Cosford rides to victory at the Sunshine State MX Series. Contributed

South Burnett riders take one-two finish at Coolum

TWO South Burnett competitors dominated at the 2019 Sunshine State MX Series Championship at Coolum last weekend.

Kingaroy's Joel Evans, 24, came in second behind Nanango's Jayce Cosford, 18, who took out first place and was named the overall QMX2 Pro Champion.

Motocross racers travel across Queensland to compete in the six-series event.

Each series features three separate squad races, and an overall winner is announced on the day.

Racers accumulate points throughout the series, which are added up and go towards their scoreboard in the race for the championship title.

Impressively, it was only Cosford's second year competing in the tough series at this age group.

"I've won it before when I was a junior but this was my first time winning it as a senior and in the pro ranks," Cosford said.

"It feels pretty good to win, but I've got nationals coming up this weekend in Gympie so I'm focusing on that now."

The racing duo, who regularly train together, were excited to take out the top spots.

"The championship came down between Jayce and I, and it's worked out that two guys from South Burnett are right at the top in the Queensland area," Evans said.

Despite a few injuries earlier in the series, Evans said he was feeling better than ever after a lot of stretching and ice baths.

"Jayce and I travel around Australia for the state and national series and last year we even raced in Indonesia together.

"It's pretty awesome to be able to do what you love and travel with it as well."

They will be in Gympie this weekend for the national championship series.