School mates share MX success
MOTOR SPORT: Kingaroy State High School mates Mitchell Quinn, Angus Robertson and Kyle Wilson love racing their bikes and they are among the best in the sate.
The trio scored podium places at the Southeast Queensland junior MX series in their respective classes.
The series, consisting of four races contested across September and October, forced the riders skills to the test.
"Throughout the series there were very different soils and different ways to ride,” Mitchell said.
"That's the thing with the series it has sand tracks and hard tracks it sorts the riders out.”
The motocross track in Kingaroy has been a great training ground for the boys who hope the South Burnett Junior Motorcycle Club can secure a leg of the series next year.
Mitchell finished in second overall on his 85cc with consistent results in Coolum, Bundaberg, Conondale and Kilcoy.
"When I was on my 65cc I was pretty slow and then went I got on the 85 I went to the next level and everything started from there,” he said.
With racing comes the chance of crashes and injury but it is a risk he is willing to take and he always gets back on the bike.
"It is the love of motocross and wanting to get back on and ride again and just keep pushing to get back to where you were and even get further and progress more,” Mitchell said.
Angus is no stranger to racing having competed since he was 12-years-old and earned third place in the 125cc class in the series.
"The racing is pretty tough and very close especially coming into the last round,” he said.
The series Kyle's first taste of racing and he is looking forward to the challenge of stepping up to the senior ranks after finishing in third on his 250 Yamaha in a field of 40 riders.
"It is going to be a bit of a change being with the bigger guys and it will be a bit different and I will be getting on a new bike next year, a 250cc two stroke,” he said.
"I need to try and go to the next level and next year and do the same series and be up there again.”