A Ballarat BMX rider has been named state champion after taking out the Victorian state titles.
It was the third straight crown for Josh Jolly who crossed the line in first place in the under-13 boys 20-inch final last weekend.
He beat out eight of the best riders from across the country to claim the crown at the event held in Casey.
"I was confident going in, I don't think it was that close," he said afterwards.
The success was nothing new for Jolly who is currently the number one ranked rider in the country in his age-group.
Earlier this year he won the same event at the Australian titles held in Shepparton.
He said a good showing at the national titles again next year would qualify him for the world titles.
"I'm yet to win a world title," he said.
"I love racing and the thrill of beating everyone.
"I'd like to go to the Olympics one day."
Jolly was one of 25 riders from the Ballarat-Sebastopol BMX Club to compete at the state titles.
Of the 25, 16 came home with a national ranking following the event.
Ballarat-Sebastopol BMX Club membership coordinator Danielle Pompe said it was a great effort from the club.
"Over 600 riders competed in the event from all over the country," she said.
"It was great to have 16 riders come back with their V-plates."
Pompe said riders from around the country competed at the event.