Healey takes second at junior nationals
THE Australian Junior Motor Championships took place in Horsham recently, with local, Madi Healey winning second place.
The 13 year old was up against 16 competitors, some almost three years older in the 85cc 2 Stroke/150cc 4Stroke All Wheel Girls 12 to under 16 years category.
Her performance at the national titles gained some attention from some big players in the MX racing scene, with Madi being the only girl offered a spot on the Victorian state team this year.
With previous races a good indication of how Madi was going to ride, a podium spot was on her mind.
Madi said, “I was really hoping for first place, however I went in aiming for top two. This has been my toughest race this year.”
The national race attracted competitors from all over Australia and New Zealand. Madi is aiming to one day compete internationally to earn her position on the Australian team.
Mother, Penny Healey is proud of Madi’s accomplishment and said, “We wouldn’t have been able to make it this far without the help from Mel and Jo and AJ’s Motorcycles.”
The season has come to end for Madi this year but she has her sights set on winning first place in Tasmania next year.