Allan to represent Australia after ACT Title win

ON FIRE: Maryborough rider Campbell Allan qualified for the Australian Team and won the ACT Titles. Campbell was this year's junior sportsperson of the year (left).
ON FIRE: Maryborough rider Campbell Allan qualified for the Australian Team and won the ACT Titles. Campbell was this year's junior sportsperson of the year (left). Contributed

NINTH place and only one race to go, you would forgive Campbell Allan for giving up on his dream of representing Australia.

Campbell needed a top four finish to earn a place in the Australian team to face New Zealand next month.

The junior BMX star showed patience and poise beyond his 11 years at the starting line, and when the starting gate dropped he burst into action.

"He came out, and he smashed it," dad Rohan Allan said.

"Whatever came afterwards was a bonus, but he was unbelievable.

"I shed a tear or three."

Campbell didn't just tear through the field to finish in the top four and earn national selection, but he repeated the effort in the ACT Titles final.

"I was really surprised when I crossed the line," the Rival Racing rider said.

"I thought I made (the Australian team) but it wasn't official.

"I led the whole way in the final. It feels good to make the team."

Campbell will line up alongside his Mighty 11s team mates against riders from New Zealand at the nationals next month.

The ACT title win puts Campbell a step closer to another world title tilt though the competition, which will be held in the United States, may be out of reach this year.

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