Krystal to ride in Memorial Moto-X
IF the jersey fits, wear it.
That’s exactly what a young rider did after outperforming her rivals at a recent dirtbike competition.
Krystal Sowten won the Girls on the Gas competition on the Sunshine Coast recently and was ecstatic about it.
“I was really stoked about winning,” she said.
There were four criteria judged, including best technique, the fastest lap time, public speaking and a beep test.
“You didn’t have to go very fast, just be consistent with your technique. I wasn’t nervous because I’m pretty good at technique,” Sowten said.
“When I did the lap time, I just let it all out and got the fastest.
“The speech was what I would usually say on the podium at a normal race day.”
Sowten was able to win all four categories, getting the Queensland jersey as her prize, in her first year in the competition.
“I didn’t really know how I’d go, and didn’t know any of the other girls,” she said.
Sowten has been riding seriously for the past three years, after following into the sport in her brother’s footsteps.
“It’s heaps of fun. I love racing and competing against people,” she said.
She will go to the Australian final in December in Victoria to decide the Girls on the Gas winner.
If she manages to win the final, a Honda sponsorship will be coming her way.
Sowten is competing this weekend at the Jono Porter Memorial Two-Day Moto-X.
“Hopefully, I’ll go all right. I’ve been in good form lately and the bike’s going well.”