Serpentine’s Jake Turner has experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows in his favourite sport but is still chomping at the bit to ride at his next motocross race.
The 15-year-old became hooked on the sport when he took to the track to compete in his first event five years ago.
He recently ventured to Gillman, South Australia to compete in this year’s KTM Australian Junior Motocross Championship, which attracts competitors from across the country as well as international hopefuls who battle it out on the track in a number of race classes.
Jake competed in the 13 to 15 years 125cc and 250cc classes which saw him finish just outside top 10 in both of his classes.
“I went into the week with the flu and found it hard to breathe and my ears could not equalise from the flight,” he said.
“I had some bad luck including a crash in the 250 class where I hurt my knee and no brakes in the 125 class due to twine from a hay bale on the track which wrapped around the back wheel.
“I am a little disappointed with the result but I know there is room for improvement and I look forward to the challenge.”
Jake is looking onwards and upwards to his next battles which include the state and national rounds in 2020 as well as the Manjimup 15,000 shootout next year