AUSTRALIAN junior long track champion Iilish Ross brought home two coveted Victorian dirt track titles after she competed at the 2013 GasGas Victorian Dirt Track Championships at Broadford last weekend.
The 14-year-old Albury-Wodonga rider took out the 13 to under-16 girls 250cc class and the 11 to under-16 85cc girls class.
Ross, who also holds the Australian junior 13 to under-16 boys standard wheel 85/150cc title, again tried her luck against the boys in the 125cc and 85cc big wheel classes.
Impressively, she placed third in the 125cc boys class behind two riders from NSW.
“I would have won against the boys had I not blown my bike up,” Ross said.
“It was devastating but someone offered me a bike to continue riding in the girls classes, so it made my day a bit brighter.”
In the 13 to under-16 girls 250cc class, Ross finished ahead of NSWs rider Keegan Pickering and South Australian Chloe Bennett by 19 points.
She topped the 11 to under-16 85cc girls class by just three points over Pickering and fellow Victorian, Victoria Bowen.
“It was really exciting knowing that I had third sewn up going into the last lap in the 125cc boys final,” she said.
“Due to the wet weather the track was a bit challenging (on Sunday).
“I nearly lost it in the last race of the 85cc girls class going into the dog-leg but I managed to save it.”
“I’d really like to thank Whitehouse Motorcycles, Yamaha Australia, Monza Imports, and Josh Antone Plumbing and everyone else who supports me and gets behind me.”