Mildura local Connor Bailey is leading the LKI 125cc and Rock Oil 250cc Winter Speedway Series after three of seven rounds.
This Winter Speedway Series is predominantly a NSW event however, Albury-Wodonga Motorcycle Club also plays a part in hosting this Series and it’s great to have a Victorian club member leading the way in an interstate Series!
The 15 year old Mildura Motorcycle Club member is racing in the Junior 125cc and 250cc classes in the Series and this past round at Albury-Wodonga had a fantastic showing through all of his heats and into the finals.
“On my 125cc I only dropped one point in the heats and then in the final I had a good gate and was leading up until two riders came together and the race had to be restarted,” Connor said.
“On the restart I was lucky enough to again have a good gate and this time I lead from start to finish.”
“For the 250cc I won my first three heats and came second in the other two as the track got slick and I struggled to get good drive. I made a few changes to the bike for the final and again lead from start to finish.”
Connor is currently leading the Winter Series in both 125cc and 250cc classes and hopes to continue his run of good form to take out the Series at the end of the seven rounds. He also had good things to say about the Speedway track and facilities at Albury-Wodonga Motorcycle Club.
“The Junior track was difficult, in a good way, there were plenty of good ruts that you could hit at the right angle and get a lot of speed down the straight. The Senior track was great, in the first few heats it had a lot of drive and was very smooth. It started to slicken off towards the end of the day though.”
“Considering that both of the tracks have been flooded twice within the last twelve months, they are in great condition!”
Connor would like to thank the follow people and sponsors for their help in getting him to where he is now: Maureen’s Helmet Colours, Pickering Transport Group, Adrian McCarten from McCarten Contracting and Coates Hire Mildura.
“My biggest thanks goes to Mum and Dad, they are my major sponsors and also my pit crew. I’d also like to thank Leigh Adams for helping me out with my bikes and Jason Lyons for coaching me with my riding,” Connor added.
Connor dreams of hoping to take out the 2018 125cc and 250cc Australian Speedway Championship as well as racing professionally in England on the path to becoming a World Champion – to follow his progress head to his Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/connorbailey.11tornado/