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Aussie Jay Wilson gets fired up for AX!

By |2016-12-16T01:08:31+00:00December 16th, 2016|Categories: MX SX AX NEWS|

UNITED KINGDOM. There’s a new Aussie hot-shot on the block for the 2017 Arenacross Tour, namely twenty-two-year-old Jay Wilson who has previously represented Australia at the MXoN.

Jay will ride with the JK Yamaha team, alongside American Collin Jurin, who we lost to injury at Sheffield earlier this year. Will be fantastic to have Collin back in the arena and we’ll bring you more news of him soon.

Jay started riding when he was just three years’ old on a PW50. His dad was into bikes and so Jay did quite a bit of racing throughout his younger years.

He has a number of antipodean championship first places under his belt, and it’s a fair bet that he’ll be out to add one or two European scalps to his racing belt.

So, who is Jay Wilson?

2009; 1st 85cc FIM World Junior Championship

2013; 1st Under 19s Australian Supercross Championship

1st Pro Lites NZ Supercross Championship

2014; 1st Pro Lites NZ Supercross Championship

2015; 1st MX2 Australian Motocross Nationals, 1st MX2 New Zealand Motocross Championship. Selected To represent Australia at MXoN

2016; 6th MX1 Australian Motocross Nationals, 7th SX1 Australian Supercross Championship

He races full-time ‘down-under’ in the disciplines of motocross and supercross, but he has NEVER raced in the UK – until now ….

AX: Where is home?

JW: Glen Innes, Australia

AX: Which bike will you ride at AX?

JW: Yamaha

AX: Are you in a relationship?

JW: Yes, engaged to Misty Walton who works with the Australian Motocross Series.

AX: What are your worst injuries?

JW: Getting stabbed with a rock in Belgium whilst training prior to the 2015 MXoN.

AX: Apart from racing, what do you most like to do?

JW: Travel, being outdoors, getting down to the beach

AX: What do you most dislike?

JW: Being injured and not being able to ride

AX: What are you most looking forward to about getting involved with Arenacross?

JW: We just finished the AUS-X Open in Australia a few weeks ago, and the atmosphere of indoor racing is something really special. I’m excited to meet the UK fans, and also line up against some of the best indoor riders in the world.

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Kendall Jennings, KAJX Communications photojournalist since 2002. KAJX: Kendall A. Jennings (Photojournalist), who is a big The X-Files fan (what the X stands for in KAJX) and motorcycling fan. “I am extremely passionate about motorcycles and have been riding a motorcycle since I was 4 years old. I was introduced to the world of motocross racing in 1998 and haven’t looked back. Everyone should experience motorcycling whether it be a rider, passenger, racer, official or spectator. KAJX is all about sharing the motorcycling love. I am honest, opinioned and if I don't know something I will say so and then educate myself to provide an answer. Living is learning. I worked as a Motorcycle Spare Parts Manager for 15 years, I am also a qualified Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanic.” Kendall Jennings.
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