Going full throttle
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.”