Cross comps a super move for Pennell

DEBUT WIN: Kyal Pennell won the Clubman Lights title at the Queensland Supercross Championships in December.
DEBUT WIN: Kyal Pennell won the Clubman Lights title at the Queensland Supercross Championships in December. Tom Threadingham

ADARE supercross talent Kyal Pennell took going fast in the dirt to a new level during the Queensland Supercross Series this month.

Only making the switch from motocross to supercross this year, Pennell was quick to make his mark in the Clubman Lights class during his debut in the two-round competition.

The first round was held at Robbie Marshall's track in Dundas, with the second round held at Hills College in Jimboomba.

"I got consecutive seconds in the finals at both rounds so that gave me the most points overall to win the series," Pennell said.

"It was the first supercross series I've competed in. I've only just started back riding this year.

"I was pretty stoked and going into the series I was just hoping to finish the races upright and not crash and then to actually win the series overall I was pretty happy about."

In what was a blessing in disguise, Pennell only made the switch to supercross following an injury earlier in the year.

"I was off to a good start at the beginning of the year in the Sunshine State MX Series but then I broke my wrist in March, which sort of set me back a bit, and then I spent the rest of the year trying to get back up to where I was and trying to build strength back into my wrist and building fitness again," he said.

"And, of course, because I couldn't do the motocross series any more I thought I'd do the supercross.

"I've always wanted to do it and it was a challenge."

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