AFTER spending the summer refining their motocross skills, brothers Zack Wright and Benjamin Wright are as keen as ever to go head to head against the state’s best young motocross riders in the opening round of the 2017 Victorian Junior Motocross Championships at Cobram this weekend, March 25-26.
Zack Wright, 15, loves nothing more than to hang out with his friends and family on the weekend racing motocross. “It’s just a heap of fun. I love it,” Zack, who has been riding since he was six-years-old, said.
Zack will be competing in no fewer than three classes this season; the 85/80cc 2-stroke class 12-U16 A Grade class, the 100-125cc 2-stroke 13-U16 A Grade class, and the 200-250cc 4-stroke 13-U16 A Grade class.
“I’m hoping to do really well in the 85cc class as well as the 125cc class and I’m going to try my best in the 250cc class. My brother and I have a little track at home (in Longwood) and we’ve been practicing and wherever we can,” Zack said. “It’s good to have them all around and to be with my family on the weekend.”
Ben Wright, 13, is also looking forward to an action-packed weekend. “I like motocross because I like competing and I like stuff with motors,” Ben said.
Ben will be competing in the 85/80cc 2-stroke Big Wheel B Grade class but hopes that one day he’ll get to compete against his brother. “I hope so,” he added. Ben has competed at Cobram before and is found of the track and how quick it is.
“I’m hoping for a top five finish on the weekend. It is great spending heaps of time on the bike and riding different tracks,” Ben added.
Zack would like to be able to thank KTM Australia, KSP Wodonga KTM, Mitas Tyres Australia, Tweaked Performance, Alltech Suspension and Slims Engines, Grimshaw Signs, and JH Racing. Ben would like to thank Tweaked Performance, North Eastern Head Repairs, Grimshaw Signs, Slims Engines, JH Racing, and Wright Out There Tree Stump & Removal.
Cobram Border Junior Motocross Club is situated on Pye Road, just 7 kilometres outside of Cobram.
For more information on Round 1 of the Victorian Junior Motocross Championships please visit: www.motorcyclingvic.com.au.