Singleton sporting prodigy Toby Price has started and finished his memorable year in a similar position.
That is on top of a world famous podium.
Earlier this year the motorbike endurance champion celebrated a second Dakar Rally victory in Peru (adding to his 2016 title).
Fast forward to last week and the 32-year-old then found himself on the podium of the Baja 1000 (the biggest race in North American off-road racing) held in Mexico.
Price and 2019 Dakar car champion Nasser Al-Attiyah piloted the number-76 trophy truck to a second place podium finish in the 1300km race with a time of 16:21:06.074.
They would finish behind hometown heroes and brothers Alan and Aaron Ampudia (16:10:35.879).
"Man what an experience," Price declared on social media this week. "Jesse Jones put together two winners from Dakar in a brand new Mason Motorsport AWD TT.
"We didn't expect to do anything amazing but after passing 19 trucks and Nasser hammering down hard we crossed the line third but on corrected time we placed second overall.
"A big thanks for the support Jesse and Red Bull, BFGoodrich Tires & KMC Wheels."
"Let's hope we can be back bigger and better for a win."
Price, who called Singleton home from 2003, will now eye a third Dakar Rally title next month held in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia starting on Sunday, January 5.