Rising rider revved up after making academy history
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.
Motocross talent Mat Fabry ended the season with a bang by being crowned the 2018 WAMX State Motocross MX2 class champion.