A FRICKE-ING STAR

WITH SPEED TO BURN YOUNG MANS­FIELD ACE CHARGES HIS WAY TO AUS­TRALIAN SE­NIOR CHAM­PI­ONSHIP

Shepparton News - - SPORT - By TYLER MA­HER

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).

Max Fricke

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