The 2015 KTM Australian Junior Motocross Championship has already provided plenty of emotion filled moments, and for KTM mounted Queenslander Jack Kitchen, this year’s AJMX marks an event of extra importance.
With Kitchen sadly losing his father at the beginning of the year, the youngster is racing for his dad at the junior titles this week, and with Bunbury being his late fathers hometown, he has local support on his side.
In a special story from the track today, Kitchen continued on with his 2015 KTM AJMX campaign for the second official day of finals at the Shrubland Park circuit, and remains focused on top results as the week progresses.
“It’s been a bit rough this week, and sometimes the track is hard to ride but once you get in to the corners and get the gas on you’re alright,” he said.
“I’m riding two classes this week, so I just have to ride good and believe in myself.
“Bunbury is where my dad grew up, and its one of the most important places for me, so it’s good to be back.”
After Kitchen finished tenth in the 65cc 9-u11 years class, and fought hard to simply finish the 85cc/150cc 9-u12 years class today, the young superstar paid credit to his mum, who has helped him continue to live his motocross racing dream this year.
“Having mum here with me is extremely important,” he said.
“She is the one who has been helping me out with everything, and she makes awesome vegemite sandwiches.
“We’ve been staying at my aunties farm over here, so after racing is all over this week, we are going to stay down here and spend some time with the family.”
To follow Jack’s progress at the 2015 KTM Australian Junior Motocross Championship, head to www.mylaps.com where you will find a complete list of results from the entire event.