Brock Harris, 16, won all three rounds of the Curtis Coast Trail Riders series in 2013.
Brock Harris, 16, won all three rounds of the Curtis Coast Trail Riders series in 2013. Mike Richards

Brock heads for senior trail riding comp in style

BROCK Harris will make the move to the senior series for his trail riding next year, so he went out in style and left his mark on the junior series.

A member of the Curtis Coast Trail Riding Club, Brock won all three rounds of the sprint series, performing well enough to give a little smile and say "I had a pretty good year."

Having been familiar with a motorbike since at least the age of six, Brock finds himself in a very different place to his earlier childhood.

At 16, working as a plumber with his old man's business and a second job at a bottle shop, Brock is simply happy to find himself on the bike and not flat out at a job site.

A member of the 250cc Junior Lites, the Tannum rider has found the autonomy that his age has given him is a good thing and is keen for even more responsibility.

"It will be good to drive myself to some events, I get my licence in May," Brock said.

It is surprising that Brock has been able to perform so admirably, driving on his learner plates to events and then riding for four hours.

Sleeping on the way home from many of these draining efforts, it may be that next year a change of pace, other than the senior ranks, will kick in.

"I have mostly raced enduro," he said. "I have never actually raced motocross, but I am going to start next year."

That will make his schedule even busier.



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