Young rider eyes gold after being robbed by painful injury
MOTOCROSS: Warwick rider Trey Williams is aiming to win his first KTM South East Queensland Motocross Series this year.
The series starts in Kilcoy on August 10-11 and then round 2 will be in at Morgan Park, Warwick, on August 24-25.
Last year, Williams was leading the 85cc class all season until he suffered a broken foot in the final race at Kilcoy.
Showing plenty of determination, he finished the race in great pain to finish second in the series. He only needed to place to win the series but lost a lot of ground when he was injured.
"I knew I had done something pretty bad but I pushed through the pain and managed to finish the race somehow,” he said.
"I lost the championship right there but still managed to salvage second for the series.
"Racing can be heartbreaking sometimes but it is all part of it. There's highs and lows.
"I am just so happy to be back on the bike now. It's been a bit of a long six months but I'm back and ticking off goals so I'm where I want to be again. I just love racing.
This year, he competed in the boys' support class in the Women on Wheels (WoW)series which was run in Toowoomba, Goondiwindi and Warwick.
Williams finished second in the series in the 85cc class big wheel 12-under 16 years class.
The Assumption College Year 7 student has a passion for motocross after starting to race at the age of four.
"I was so happy to have the final round of the WoW series on my home track. After Toowoomba and Goondiwindi I was sitting in 4th position and I knew I could come home strong at Warwick and hopefully make the podium, which I did.”
Williams is on his bike racing or practicing at a track somewhere each weekend as well as practising a couple of times during the week.
He loves sport and has played rugby league for Collegians since the under-7s.
Williams trains twice a week with his Collegians Under-14 team and plays each Saturday on the wing.
In motocross, his home track is the Warwick and District Dirt Bike Club course at Morgan Park, a venue which won WoW Series Track of the Year for 2019.
The club has 192 members and the August 24-25 meeting is expected to attract 400 riders which will be the biggest at the club in recent years. Admission free.