Iilish has eye on titles at Mildura this weekend

Iilish Ross
Iilish Ross

Australian junior long track champion Iilish Ross is in search of silverware in Mildura this weekend when she contests the 2014 Victorian Junior and Senior Dirt Track Championships at Jambaroo Park.

The 14-year-old Albury-Wodonga rider, pictured, is revved-up to defend the two state titles that she won at Broadford last October.

“I still remember my bike blowing up on Saturday and the heavy rain on Sunday. It was a pretty exciting event,” Ross said.

“I finished third in the 13 to under-16 125cc boys class.

“I can’t wait to go up against the boys again.

“I’ve been training hard and I have a few more sponsors on board this year so it’ll be good.”

The Australian junior 13 to under-16 standard wheel 85/150cc champion is also the current Victorian 13 to under-16 250cc girls class champion and the 11 to under-16 85cc girls class champ-ion.

“I haven’t raced at Mildura before but I hear it’s a great track,” Ross said.

Ross qualified for the Troy Bayliss Classic in January.

“I got sixth place on my 250cc and a fifth-place on my 85cc,” she said.

She competed in the Kings and Queens in Canberra a fortnight ago, finishing fourth on her 250cc and in fifth place on her 125cc.