‘Daredevil’ racer Archie off to champs
Local daredevil Archie Thomas will be pitting his skills against 16 others in his age group in the New Zealand Mini Motocross Championship at Christchurch in a couple of weeks time.
Archie, who is now six, has been competing since he was four years old with a marked determination to beat all other competitors, despite many being older than him.
His family said Archie lived for motocross and coupled his passion with a daredevil attitude.
Mum, Kylie Thomas said it is thanks to his sponsors he has got to where he is today.
Shaun Ford Building, Kaiko¯ura Auto Electric and Kaiko¯ura Auto Centre have got right behind the enthusiastic rider, helping him with bike repairs and travel costs.
‘‘He’s been doing well and winning most of his classes, and came second in the Canterbury Primary and Secondary School Motocross Championships a couple of weeks’ ago.
‘‘It is a big achievement for a little fella in this district.’’
Thomas said the costs start to add up with all the travelling he needs to do to get to various events.
‘‘He's been doing well and winning most of his classes.’’
‘‘If anyone else would like to help a support a little boy who is passionate about his sport it would be fantastic,’’ she said.
The family said that after school the ‘‘fearless’’ rider ‘‘ who loves to race’’ heads straight for the track his dad Matt built on their property.
Thomas said the event is usually held in Auckland and it will be the first time in three years it’s been held in the South Island.
The New Zealand Mini Motocross Championship is held at the West Melton Club Track, Moore Park in Christchurch on Saturday November 4th and Sunday November 5.
Archie Thomas, 6, is becoming a star on the motocross circuit.