MAILORS Flat teenager Beau Stuchbery will take a home track advantage into the Victorian Junior Motocross Championships opening round.
The four-round championships kick off at Lake Gillear this weekend, giving Beau the perfect opportunity to make early inroads.
Beau, 15, will compete in the 250cc B grade class after taking out C grade honours last year.
The Brauer College student, one of 10 Shipwreck Coast Motocross Club members contesting the titles, is also entered in the 125cc B grade class.
“I reckon I will go all right. I am hoping to get into the top three in both,” Beau said.
Beau started racing competitively when he was seven.
“It is a fun sport. I like to go fast and do jumps,” he said.
Shipwreck Coast rider Cameron Pickett is in the 250cc A grade class, while Jak Cameron will compete alongside Beau in the 250cc and 125cc B grade sections.
Jesse Carter and Brayden Hawkes (both 85cc C grade), Jett Bell, Chad Bell, Samuel Chilton and Dylan Parsons (65cc C grade) and Jamie Kinna (125cc C grade) will also represent the Warrnambool-based club in round one.
Shipwreck Coast president Alan Primmer said the club was prepared for the championships’ opener, which has attracted about 300 competitors.
Primmer said he couldn’t recall the Shipwreck Coast club hosting a round of the junior state titles previously.
It hosted a senior state championships round last year.
“The track is looking good, it’s all ready to go,” Primmer said.
Racing today and tomorrow starts at 9am and runs until 4pm.