EMILEE Lewis secured third place in her maiden comeback ride at the Shipwreck Coast 2-Day Open at Warrnambool over the weekend, January 23-24.
Emilee, from Frankston South, returned from a 3 month collar bone injury in fine fashion sealing three third-place finishes in the Woman’s Clubman class.
After declaring her main goal was to ‘stay on the bike’ before the event, Emilee was rapt with her results. “It was actually pretty good staying on the bike in pretty difficult conditions,” Emilee said.
“My confidence has definitely improved after this weekend. I was pretty nervous during the first three races, but in the last race my times improved dramatically as I settled back on the bike,” the 17-year-old added.
Inclement rain dampened the track at the Shipwreck Coast Motorcycle Club at Lake Gillear which made it tough going for riders.
“Because of the rain it was pretty muddy and slippery at times, but other than that it was a really good track with awesome ruts and it was great learning how to use them differently,” she continued.
“In all my races I finished third,” Emilee added. “I was trying to beat Sam Beecroft who finished second overall. In the last race we were about a second off each other from the finish line,” Emilee said.
Emilee will be competing in the Women’s Clubman class at the 2016 Victorian Senior Motocross Championships and the 2016 Shell Advance Gippsland Motocross Championships.
For the coveted Victorian Championships, Emilee hopes to replicate what she achieved at Warrnambool: “I just hope to be able to stay on the bike once again and finish third or above,” Emilee added.
Emilee would like to thank her Dad for helping her get back on the bike, Cann Doo Safety, Girl Rider, Clikr MX, Somerville Motorcycles, and Willmax Graphics for all their support.
You can follow Emilee’s progress throughout the year via her official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Emilee-Lewis-MX-805520286240925/?fref=ts.