Tayla Street competes at the prestigious Bathurst Long Track Master’s on the 4th of March. The Bathurst Long Track masters is one of the biggest events of the year for Flat Track racing, some would argue that the event is classified higher than the Australian Championship. With more than 12 hours’ worth of racing. The residents of Bathurst will be in for a show at the Bathurst showgrounds. Rumor has it that entries were full in ninety percent of classes in the first day of release.
Street is Australia’s fastest female on motorcycle after winning the Pro Open Women’s Australian Long Track title at Forbes last year. This is an event that is vital to keep her statistics inline. Motorcycling Victoria is very proud to call her one of their own. She volunteers at many girls only days at both road racing and dirt track days. Being an advocate for the male dominated sport in order to bring in new and upcoming riders into the sport.
The Victorian from Flowerdale had a very successful season last year as she Won numerous State and National races and coming out on top for the Australian Long Track Champion and Victorian Dirt Track Champion.
Street previously raced Road Racing in her early days of motorcycle racing thus she is ‘more than comfortable at racing at high speeds’. Street told us she did enjoy competing in the ASBK and MRRDA series when racing as a junior in road racing. However, when she started to ride dirt track on the side as part of her training for road racing she took to it and ‘fell in love with the feeling of coming into a corner at 130kph doing a controlled slide on both front and rear wheels at the same time.
Street is very excited for the year ahead. ‘I am super excited to see how this year pans out. I have put in a lot of hours with my riding and training on the side as well. Street comments that she is going up against tough competition in the Women’s as well as racing in the Pro Open and the LongTrack Slider unlimited where she competes against Australia’s fastest riders. ‘Yes. I do race against the men, it can be intimidating at times. I’ve work hard for this, just like they have, and I deserve to be here.’ Street has the desire to be one of the fastest riders in Australia. Her end goal is to take her racing overseas in the next few years.
If you want to keep up to date with all of Tayla Street’s racing her social media is @tayla.street89 on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.