A FRICKE-ING STAR
WITH SPEED TO BURN YOUNG MANSFIELD ACE CHARGES HIS WAY TO AUSTRALIAN SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Goulburn Valley Motorcycle Club product Max Fricke bathed himself in more glory at the weekend.
The former under-21 speedway world champion added the Australian Senior Solo Speedway Championships title to his resume after a brilliant campaign, which included a round win at his home track Undera Park Speedway.
The rising star of Australian speedway wrapped up the championship triumph at Kurri Kurri during the fifth and final round of competition, securing enough points in the heats to compile an unassailable lead before the last race of the event.
The Mansfield speed demon was over the moon after his success and told australian speedwaychampionships. com.au of his dreams of snaring even more success in the future.
‘‘There’s some great talent that have won the championship in the past, so it’s an honour to have my name on the list,’’ Fricke said.
‘‘It’s been a really close championship between myself, Rohan (Tungate) and Chris (Holder) right from the get-go. It’s been a great championship and I am unbelievably happy to now be named the champion.
‘‘All the clubs have done such a great job this championship and everything has worked out really well.
‘‘I hope to look to add a (Grand Prix) World Championship, but I think that’s a long way into the future, so I just need to continue improving and hopefully a goal like that can be achievable.’’
Fricke was on fire during the championships, claiming round victories at Gillman, Undera and Albury-Wodonga, with a thirdplaced finish at Mildura and a second spot at Kurri Kurri enough to secure 83 points and keep him in front of the rest of the podium in Tungate (77 points) and Holder (70).