Scott Blundell pulled off an excellent performance last weekend at the King of MX round four qualifier in Young.
“He’s off to State,” said his proud dad Andrew Blundell.
“On the Saturday he raced the 125cc and got second, and on Sunday he raced the 250cc and got third.”
Scott competed in two categories, the 125cc and 250cc. He has only been riding 250cc bikes in more recent times, but that doesn’t seem to be slowing him down.
By all accounts, Scott’s 13 to under 15s division was extremely competitive.
“It was a really good weekend, actually, there were some really good riders there. Ricky Chalmers from Queensland [selected for the Australian team in 2017], Blake Fox who is the current Australian champion, and even some riders from Tasmania,” Andrew Blundell said.
“In the 125 races, what they call the whole shot is the first to the corner, so in the first two races he got the whole shot. He just got unlucky and got passed, and he got second. He came second in all three races on the 125, and he got two thirds and a fourth on the 250.
“The funny thing was his class on the 250 were the quickest on the day – they were quicker than the seniors. It was really good racing.”
Scott doesn’t have time to rest on his laurels. He is currently still in Young, continuing his training for this weekend.
“This Sunday he’s going to ride in the rookie cup in the MX nationals, the pro-series. It’s a pretty big one.”
In three weeks, Scott will attend another rookie cup in Wonthaggi, as well as the MX Nationals in Murray Bridge the week after. When the dust settles from those two competitions, he’ll be staring down the barrel of the State titles in Coonabarabran.
“So he’ll be training really hard, he’s been training a lot at Bidgee Boxing Gym,” said his father.