This year’s 2018 KTM AJMX will take place at the Coastal Motocross Club in Penguin, Tasmania during September 29th – October 6th. The KTM AJMX is the pinnacle of junior motocross racing in Australia and during the thrilling action packed week of racing the riders and their support crews will be tested beyond their limits to regain or gain the coveted title of “Australian Champion”.
Coastal Motocross Club President Stuart Weller said the club is looking forward to hosting the AJMX after successfully contributing to past events in Tasmania such as the 2015 Australian Four Day Enduro (A4DE).
Weller is excited to host the event; “The KTM AJMX will provide an excellent opportunity for juniors to compete against the best talent within Australia and visiting international riders, at our venue.
“It’s a huge honour for our club; it’s the first time since 2004 we last had a Junior National Championship. We had applied to host the AJMX championship for the last two years and we were successful on our second attempt, which is a great get for our club and the state of Tasmania.
“We have a great committee formed and we are tracking really well leading up to September 29, and with the weather we have our fingers and toes crossed we get six days of great Tasmanian spring weather,” finished Weller.
Motorcycling WA have selected a very strong team, backed by some great results from our riders at the WJMX in Horsham. With the best junior MotoX riders from around the country vying for the coveted Australian Championship, Motorcycling WA would like to congratulate all riders selected to represent WA at the AJMX. We would like to wish the team all the best and good luck in all of their races and the Challenge Cup.
Motorcycling WA's CEO, Joe McCarthy said, "I wish all WA Junior Motocross riders the best of luck at the National Championships .I am sure you will all give it 100 % and fly the WA flag with pride".
Seth Shackleton 65cc
Jake Rumens 65cc
Brock Flynn 85cc (Injured)
Kayden Minear 85cc
Corben Weinert 125cc
Rhys Burnett 250cc
This is what our WA Team of Sandgropers and proud parents had to say leading up to the KTM AJMX:
Team Manager Luke Davis-“It’s pretty cool to be named team manager again and have a good rep with the kids that have all been selected! Feeling really good about the selections and moving forward the forecast looks like it’s going to be nice so far to us but it is Tassie and anything can happen here!”
“Unfortunate we had young Brock Flynn go down and out through the week training for supercross but we have some other strong contenders we can fill his spot with to remain a strong team to take the cup!”
“Thanks to Motorcycling WA have got all our hoodies organised so the kids will be looking sharp and keeping warm. “ #14
Rhys Burnett-125cc-250cc 15 yrs
I am so happy to be a part of the WA state team coming into the Aussie titles. The track is looking good and I can't wait to see when I can bring to the table for WA.
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It’s great to be selected for the State team again this year for the AJMX. I’m looking forward to racing Australia’s best again, not sure what the Tassie tracks like yet but I will have plenty of time to get used to it in practice.
Huge thanks to Mandurah City KTM, Troy Lee Designs Aus, Choice Suspension, BO motor oil, MX Ink
When Troy Rumen’s asked Jake how he felt about being in the WA team; Jake first up he felt a bit shocked as there is some very good riders going over from WA and he was pretty stoked to be going over with all his MX mates. Jake is super excited to get over there, try a new track and ride against all the fast riders from Australia, with Australia having a lot of fast kids finishing inside top ten in the world he wants to see how he goes against them. Massive thanks to Bunbury KTM, FOX, Motorex, Pete Van Leeuwin from VLP and Rumens & Co Auctioneers.
Kayden’s feeling good & looking to finish the season off on a high note. It’s been a great season he’s achieved some outstanding goals winning the 2 WA state championships & coming 7th at the FIM World Titles. The AJMX is the last box to tick on the 2018 list. Thank you to all of Kayden’s sponsors who have stuck by him & made this all possible. AussieMotoEngineering, ETS Race Fuel, Motorex, FlyRacing, Shoei,Willmax Graphics, MandurahCityKTM, KTMAustralia, Jay from All technique coaching & All the Minear Family.
We are feeling excited and proud for Corben, seeing it’s his last year in the AJMX. We have been to every AJMX event since he was 6 years old, many years of fun and meeting some lovely people involved.
Corben: I am very excited to be riding for my state at my last ever junior national title a specially coming from the southern tip of WA where there has been a lot of issues with organising our own club and track. I’m hoping to come away with a top 3 in both classes, can’t wait to see how I end up!
Link to AJMX Facebook https://www.facebook.com/2018-AJMX-195563910932085/
Motorcycling WA's Media Officer-Linda Russell