McCormack wraps sprint series

Tom McCormack has added to his list of successes.
Tom McCormack has added to his list of successes.
Byron Bay dirt bike racer, Tom McCormack, wrapped up his fifth series win and second championship victory of the year at the weekend.
The 16-year-old Yamaha rider blitzed the junior field at the final rounds of the NSW Sprint Championships held near Dungog.
McCormack said he especially enjoyed the event, as he was able to compete aboard the new YZ250F.
“It was one of my first rides on the new 2010 YZ250F and the bike is awesome,” McCormack said.
“The YZ250F ran great all weekend. It’s a whole new bike, it works fantastic, turns really fast and the power is amazing.
“I didn’t get much of a chance to ride it before the race as I broke my collarbone two-and-a-half weeks ago.”
McCormack’s victory at the weekend was “icing on the cake” for the teenager’s near perfect 2009 season.
In Queensland, he won the Yamaha Two-Day Queensland Enduro Championship, SEQ Enduro Series, Sprint Cross-Country Series and Enduro-Cross Series, he also finished second in the nation at the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship.
“This year went really well, it was a good way to end my Junior career and I’m really looking forward to next year when I’ll be a senior and riding in the Pro Class in Queensland,” he said
“I’ll be the first junior in Queensland to move straight to Pro and I’m excited to work hard and do my best to become among the best in the state and the country.”
McCormack said the tracks at Dungog had been demanding and “hilly”.
“It was a challenging track, very slippery in the mornings,” he said.
“There was strong competition this weekend, which really pushed me and meant I had to stay on my game ‘til the end, so it was a good challenge and a great way to get used to the new YZ250F.”
McCormack is current Yamaha Junior Queensland Enduro Champion, Yamaha SEQ Enduro Series winner and is ranked second in the country for Junior Off-Road racers.

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