MARYBOROUGH rider Joel Coyne will have a shot at winning a national solos title next month.
The 18-year-old will line up alongside the best riders in the country at the three-event series.
The Australian Championship starts at Kurri Kurri, New South Wales on January 6. The second stage will be held at Undera, Victoria, on January 10, before a stop by Mildura on January 12 and its conclusion at Adelaide track Gillman on January 14.
Defending champion Sam Masters, from Newcastle, will lead a star-studded field as he vies for his second championship.
Four-time national under-21 champion Max Fricke shapes as one of Masters' toughest challengers as the Victorian pursues his first senior title, while Cowra-born 2016 champion Brady Kurtz and junior 2016 champion Jack Holder are also dangerous.
The start-list features a number of rider who competed at the state 500cc solos titles at Maryborough Speedway on December 9.