Tom puts in stellar performance on bike

Leading junior dirt bike racer, Tom McCormack from Byron Bay, put in a stellar performance at the weekend at round one of the Yamaha South-East Queensland Two-Day Enduro Series, held at Cherrabah Resort (near Warwick).
The 16-year-old Yamaha rider was the fastest junior by more than 1.5 minutes after the seven special tests.
McCormack’s times were even quicker than most of the Pro Class senior riders in some of the tests.
“Everything went well. I had a really good weekend with some really tough competition,” he said.
“Everyone had stepped it up this weekend. My competition was riding really well.
“Also, it was hard to make up time because the tests were really short and we didn’t do as many as the senior riders.
“But I’m very happy. I rode my best and put my head down and it worked for me.
“My YZ250F ran flawless and Chad from Chad’s Off-Road Set-Ups got me a new set-up for my suspension and it’s working great.”
The dedicated Year 10 student said the enduro race at the weekend was run in time rally format: about six hours on the motorbike and three to four timed special test phases each day.
McCormack’s next competition will be rounds three and four of the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) this weekend at Blayney (NSW).
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“I’ve really stepped up my game and I think I have a really good chance at winning,” McCormack said.
“I’m sitting second in Junior Lites, which is the highest class for juniors, after the first two rounds.
“So I’ll be training and riding a lot up until Wednesday when we have to leave.
“When I get there I’ll be walking the tracks and getting ready to put in 110 percent this weekend.”
Tom’s next Queensland race will be round two of the SEQ Enduro Series on May 30 and 31.
He is current Yamaha Junior Queensland Enduro Champion and is ranked third in the country for Junior Off-Road racers.
His ultimate goal is to make the sport he loves his profession and race at the pinnacle of off-road competition in the United States and Europe.

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