Drane brothers claim a trifecta of national titles

Local track superstars Tom and Sam Drane have added to their impressive collection of wins, returning from the Australian Junior Dirt Track Championships at Somersby with three national titles.

Tom picked up two national titles at the annual event in the Combined 150/250cc and the 150cc classes which included entrants from 13 to Under 16 years.

Sam picked up his very first national title in the 65cc class which included entrants from 7 to Under 9 years.

The 7 to Under 9 years 65cc class saw Sam compete in four rounds of racing, where he qualified for the final in second place overall.

He then went on to lead the entire six laps of the final race to secure the win in that class.

Sam said it's a really good feeling to have won his first National Title.

At the event he also competed in the modified 80cc class which included entrants from 7 to Under 10 years.

After qualifying for the final in first place, Sam had to bow out on the third lap due to a mechanical issue.

Along with securing two wins in the Combined 150/250cc and the 150cc classes, Tom also placed second in the 250cc class.

There was little time for rest for Tom as he travelled to Philip Island over the weekend to compete in the fifth round of the Oceania Junior Cup.

He managed to increase his position to third on the championship ladder over the weekend of racing.

In a Facebook post, Tom said he is looking forward to the final round of the Oceania Junior Cup which will be hosted at Sydney Motorsport Park on November 1-3.

Tom will also be heading to Malaysia at the end of October to compete in a selection event for the 2020 Asia Talent Cup.

The coming months will also be busy for Sam, as he prepares to take on the NSW Junior Dirt Track Championships on November 16-17.