Ris­ing rider revved up after mak­ing acad­emy history

South Western Times - - Classifieds -

For the first time in its 10-year history, the South West Acad­emy of Sport can boast a mo­tocross rider among its ath­letes.

This ti­tle be­longs to Har­vey teenager Mat Fabry, a young gun who is the first mo­tors­port com­peti­tor to be part of the acad­emy’s pop­u­lar in­di­vid­ual ath­lete sup­port pro­gram.

It is lit­tle won­der the State No.1 plate holder was se­lected to be part of the acad­emy’s sta­ble of tal­ent, with the TAFE stu­dent hav­ing carved out an en­vi­able ca­reer.

Com­pet­ing since the age of four, the speed­ster has clocked up a long list of achieve­ments in the sport.

A highlight for Fabry was win­ning the 13 to 14-year 125cc class at the 2015 Aus­tralian Ju­nior Mo­tocross Cham­pi­onships. In 2018, Fabry com­peted at the FIM World Ju­nior Mo­tocross Cham­pi­onship in Horsham, Vic­to­ria, and claimed the 250cc di­vi­sion at the Man­jimup 15,000.

In ad­di­tion, Fabry took out the MX2 class of the 2018 WAMX State Mo­tocross Cham­pi­onships at the penul­ti­mate race in the series held in Coastal Park, Hen­der­son, in Septem­ber.

“Go­ing into the first year of se­niors, I knew it was go­ing to be a lit­tle more in­tim­i­dat­ing with some of the big­ger boys in that class. But I just knew that I had to be strong in the head and be con­fi­dent. And I took that straight into the first round at Man­jimup,” Fabry said.

Fabry thanked all his spon­sors, sup­port­ers, fam­ily mem­bers and team man­ager Peter Strick­land.

Pic­ture: SWAS

Mo­tocross tal­ent Mat Fabry ended the sea­son with a bang by be­ing crowned the 2018 WAMX State Mo­tocross MX2 class cham­pion.

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