Blake Fox and Jack Deveson are now strangers to the motocross limelight and the pair are feeling well-prepared for the 2018 World Junior Motocross Championship.
Dubbo Dirt Bike Club riders Blake Fox and Jack Deveson will be among the 120 riders in the world to compete at the global titles at Horsham Motorcycle Club in Victoria on August 25 and 26.
Fox, 14, was selected in the 13-17 years 125cc class and Deveson, 10, was selected as one of the youngest riders in the team to race in the 10-12 years 65cc class.
“Being selected in the Australian team is a great honour and I’m really excited about representing Australia against the best junior riders in the world,” Fox said.
Deveson feels the same and both boys are well-prepared for the championship having competed on the track before.
Fox and Deveson finished third and fourth respectively in their divisions at the 2017 Australian Junior Motocross Championship at Horsham.
“It’s awesome to be selected in the team and I couldn’t have done it without the help of my family and supporters,” Deveson said.
With a number of Australian and NSW junior motocross and supercross titles to his name, Fox is already well-known in motocross circles.
The year eight student at St John’s College is currently riding for the KTM Australia Junior Motocross Racing Team in the MX Nationals series where he sits in first place in the Rising Star Rookies 13-16 years 250cc class and second in the Yamaha 13-16 years 125cc Juniors class.
Deveson, a year four student at St Mary's Primary School, had wins at the Hattah Desert Race and Coffs Harbour Stadium X this year, as well as podium finishes in the East Coast Series and Horsham MX Amateurs races on his KTM 65cc machine.
Dubbo Dirt Bike Club president Ben Woldhuis is one of many who has been amazed by the young duo’s achievements and is keen to see how they perform on the world stage.
“It’s great to have two local boys selected in the Australian team. We’re really proud of their commitment and hard work and wish them all the best for the upcoming World Championship,” he said.
The last practice race for the boys before they head off to the World Championship will be the Mac Daddy Cup hosted by the Dubbo Dirt Bike club on Sunday, August 19.
The Mac Daddy Cup commemorates local club member Mitch Mackay who passed away from bone cancer in 2015.
All proceeds from the day will be donated to Dubbo locals Emma Bolton and Andrew Tomlins who are both facing their own battles with cancer.