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Jason Reed looking to follow in his successful cousins footsteps

14-08-08

Sixteen year old Jason Reed has a famous last name in the sport of dirt bike racing, that has seen him carry a desire to succeed and follow in the footsteps of his cousin  - World Supercross Champion, Chad Reed.

Jason Reed’s dream has become more attainable now that he is at an age to enter senior racing, yet before he steps up to this level, his ambition is to finish his junior racing career on a high at the Australian Junior Motocross Championship, taking place at Wanneroo Junior Motocross Club, Pinjar Park in WA from 28 September to 3 October.

Jason Reed will enter both the 15 years 125cc and 250cc class with GMR Motorex KTM Racing, where he has been labelled the favourite, yet he knows only to well a win will not be a walk in the park.  Jason Reed comments, “The sands of WA are known to favour locals, and I have two hard packed State Titles in NSW to focus on before getting into sand training for WA.

“I’m currently leading the NSW State Motocross Championship and the NSW Amcross Series, and they’re two titles that I don’t want to slip away.  Once they’re out of the way, I will get into more sand training with GMR Motorex KTM, who has recently held a motocross training academy over in WA, so they’re well versed on racing in sand.

“The competition is going to be tough in both classes I enter from both locals and usual front runners like Luke Arbon and Dylan Peterson, who I have been battling with in various state based events all year.  I respect these guys ability and I know they’re just as eager for the win.  They’re both entered on Honda’s and I’m racing the KTM 125 SX and 250 SX-F, which have been really competitive for me this year, so I’m confident of holding them off.

“This will be my last junior ride, now that I’m 16 I can race as a senior in the Pro Lites class, which is what I will be doing midway through the new Super X Championship, so I want to go out on a high and finish my junior racing career on the podium.

“The entire GMR Motorex KTM Junior Racing Team will be heading over to WA to compete in this event, pretty much all factory teams send their best riders, but what KTM riders will benefit from most is the technical support centre.  

“Whether you’re a factory racer or entered as a privateer, KTM Australia is offering technical support for all KTM riders at the event.    Coming through the ranks as a junior racer, I personally know this is a huge bonus, and I’m proud to be associated with a manufacturer dedicated to supporting junior racing.” 

Racing results on Jason Reed’s entry into the Australian Junior Motocross Championship will be posted at www.gmr-motorexktm.com.au and www.ktm.com.au along with other GMR Motorex KTM Junior Racing results.