HAMPTON PARK’s Kaityln Wakartschuk categorically won the Ladies Clubman class at the final round of the state’s premier motocross competition for seniors – the 2015 Victorian Senior Motocross Championships – which took place at Ballarat on Sunday, August 16.
Kaitlyn, of the Nunawading Motorcycle Club, won the class by an impressive 38 points, winning 10 out of a possible 11 races for the season.
“The final round, in the end, was good. I struggled a bit in practice and my first race but in the second and third races I got my speed back and my momentum.
“In the first race I finished second behind Madison Bird, and I won the remaining races, winning the overall round for the day as well as winning the championship,” Kaitlyn said.
“It’s an exciting feeling as I’ve never won a championship in that class before,” Kaitlyn added. “I’d like to thank Madison Bird; she raced really well on Sunday. We had some good battles on the weekend as well as throughout the year,” Kaitlyn added.
“I’m pretty excited about it all. It’s a good feeling to be on top,” Kaitlyn said.
She said she would like to step up a class – into the Ladies Expert class – next season if she was given the opportunity. “It would definitely be a good challenge for me.
“I’ve been practicing with my friend Morgan Wright who finished third overall in the class for the year. She’s been riding awesome all year,” Kaitlyn added.
Kaitlyn is also currently leading the Women’s Open class at the 2015 Shell Advance Gippsland Motocross Championships by an unassailable 115-point lead with one round to go at Yarram on September 5-6. “I’d like to finish the Gippys on a good note, which would be nice,” Kaitlyn added.
Kaitlyn would like to thank her family, especially her Dad for being her mechanic and taking her to all her races, Freestyle Honda Motorcycles, BLS Suspension, Supa Trik Differentials, and Motorcycling Victoria for all their support.
“I’d also like to thank the girls who’ve I’ve raced against this season and to the volunteers at clubs who have helped prepare the tracks that we’ve raced on. It’s been a really enjoyable year,” Kaitlyn praised.
“I’ll keep enjoying riding. I love it,” she said.