Go­ing full throt­tle

Avon Valley Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - Tyler Brown

BRIGADOON rider Seth Shack­le­ton is gear­ing up to jump on the world stage this month. At just 10 years old, he has been cho­sen to rep­re­sent Aus­tralia at the World Ju­nior Mo­tocross Cham­pi­onships.

BRIGADOON rider Seth Shack­le­ton is gear­ing up to jump on the world stage this month.

At just 10 years old, he has been cho­sen to rep­re­sent Aus­tralia at the World Ju­nior Mo­tocross Cham­pi­onships, rac­ing as one of the youngest in the 65cc class.

It will be held on Au­gust 26 at the Hor­sham Mo­torcy- cle Club in Vic­to­ria. This will be the first time the international event has been held on home soil.

The Up­per Swan Pri­mary School stu­dent said he had been rid­ing since he was about two years old and this was his fourth year in mo­tocross.

“We would go out to the bush and ride but there wasn’t many places to go,” he said.

“Then Mum and Dad bought some prop­erty and this was prob­a­bly when I got re­ally into it – I had a lit­tle track at home I would blast around on.

“In 2014 I gave speed­way a go but ended up join­ing the Chid­low mo­tocross club at the start of 2015 and I have been hooked ever since.”

Last year Shack­le­ton won na­tional ti­tles in the 50cc and 65cc classes, as well as two state ti­tles.

He said he was over the moon to be se­lected to rep­re­sent Aus­tralia.

“When my par­ents showed me the email, I jumped around in ex­cite­ment,” he said.

“It feels like all the hours at the track have re­ally paid off and I can’t wait to line up against the best in the world.”

Pic­ture: David Baylis www. com­mu­ni­typix. com. au d485437

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