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AT EIGHT years of age, Brooke Ball has been rac­ing mo­tocross for most of her life.

“My dad used to do speed rac­ing and when he got into mo­tocross he got me and my sis­ters rid­ing as well,” she said.

“Dad doesn’t ride any more but he trains me and my sis­ters.”

One of the pint-sized rid­ers who took to Roma Mo­tor­cy­cle Club on the weekend for the Queens­land Women’s and Veter­ans’ Cham­pi­onships. Brooke com­peted in two classes.

“I’m go­ing good this weekend. I’ve had two wins in 65cc female and 50cc auto yesterday,” she said on Sun­day morn­ing, ahead of her fi­nal races in the classes later that does.

“It’s also the first time I’ve been away from Mum and Dad.

“They had to stay home, so I’m here with friends.”


POCKET ROCKET: Brooke Ball, 8, com­petes in two classes at the Queens­land Women’s and Veter­ans’ Cham­pi­onship.

Com­peti­tors make a jump to­wards the fin­ish line.

Roma’s Hay­ley Miller fin­ished in third place in race six on Sun­day morn­ing.

In its 20th year, the weekend is a cel­e­bra­tion of women in mo­tocross.

Women head into the fi­nal lap in their first race on Sun­day morn­ing.

The an­nual women’s and veter­ans’ cham­pi­onship was once again in Roma on the weekend..

Abbey Morrice in action.

Action from the cham­pi­onships.

Ta­mara Gray has been rid­ing for al­most 30 years, and de­cided last minute to head to Roma for the cham­pi­onships.

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