KRISTY Gillespie raced her way into the history books by winning her eighth straight Victorian women’s title on Sunday.
The Albury-Wodonga motocross rider picked up enough points during the final round at Korumburra to clinch the title.
She picked up 69 points, to take out the class by 17 points.
Maddison Brown and Courtney Whyte-Dennis filled the places.
Kristy, who is also a two-time Australian champion was pretty pleased with her result.
“It’s a pretty good achievement, I guess,” she said.
“It was a bit interesting out there. The track was pretty tough.
“We went into the round with the saying: ‘You’ve got to lose the battle to win the war’ and that’s basically what I did.
The Korumburra club prepared a top-notch track for the event and was blessed with perfect riding conditions on Saturday.
But rain overnight made for trying conditions on Sunday.
“I got around the track in one piece, which was no mean feat in itself,” think,” Gillespie said.
It hasn’t been all smooth sailing for Gillespie this year.
She came back from injury in the first round and battled an illness in the third round.
“I haven’t had the greatest year but it turned out as well as it could have,” she said.
“I enjoyed the Swan Hill round. The track up there is my favourite.
“ The first round was pretty good, too — the girls and I had some pretty close battles.”
Gillespie expected to next compete in the Australian titles in October.