RISING motocross star Corben Weinert brought home a bit of extra luggage from his recent trip to Tasmania where he competed in the Australian Junior Motocross Titles.
The 16-year-old placed third in the 125cc division and now has his sights set higher, having outgrown the junior class.
“It was my first time in Tasmania and it was a great place to compete,” he said.
In a display of consistency, Weinert placed in the top three for four out of five rounds, saving his best for last by winning the final round.
“It was my last time competing in juniors and I’m really stoked that I came out with a win.”
Weinert started his campaign on the senior track two weeks ago in Bunbury and came first in the 250cc class and second in the 450cc class.
“I’m pretty happy with the result,” he said.
“I think my Dad and Pop were pretty surprised that I did so well on my first try in that class.
“I think they were pretty happy with how I did.”
Weinert said motocross was a sport he wanted to pursue for as long as he could.
“I’ll do it until the doctor says I can’t,” he said.
“I would love to get over east and ride on a factory bike and be paid to race.”
Weinert said when he wasn’t ripping around on his motorbike at a mate’s place and learning as he goes, he liked to don a bicycle helmet and hurtle down Albany’s tracks on his mountain bike.
“If I couldn’t ride a dirt bike I would ride mountain bikes instead,” he said.
“I rode in the Urban Downhill this year and I was coming first but crashed majorly and came in second.
“I’ve done national enduro competitions in Queensland too. I just really like the adrenaline.”
Weinert said he was done and dusted for competitions for the rest of the year, but was excited about competing in more senior races in the future.
“Motocross is a great sport and a great way to see new places and meet new people,” he said.