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Jack riding high after new deal

JACK Terry is adamant he is going places. 

Maryborough BMX racer Jack Terry gets some air time.
Maryborough BMX racer Jack Terry gets some air time. Angela Browning

And now the exciting young BMX rider has a team willing to do what it takes to get him there.

The Maryborough rising star will next year race for GHP BMX Australia after the 14-year-old was announced as the inaugural member of the new factory team yesterday.

Jack was one of three riders named in the PKR-run team, with Victorian state champion Jed Seipolt and current Australian and Oceanic junior elite champion Jade Parker, a former Bundaberg member, also selected.

With factory backing, the Aldridge State High School student is confident he can become a bigger threat on the national circuit and has vowed to do everything he can to repay the faith shown in him.

"GHP is a highly ranked bike in America and one of the biggest well-known frames over there," Jack said. "Being part of a factory team will also be a big help support-wise with racing, especially having the older people on the team.

"When it comes to the higher-level stuff, they have more experience and can help with some of my track skills and improve my racing when I get older and eventually become a faster rider."

Jack has had an impressive year on the bike which has seen him gain entry into the BMXA Development Academy.

This year he came runner-up in the National Champbikx Series (14-year boys) to earn himself a place on the Australian Junior Trans Tasman Test team.

Last year he rode in the UCI BMX World Championships, making it through to the quarter-finals in his age division.

PKR owner Phil Kaye said GHP BMX Australia was committed to fostering and nurturing some of the country's most promising young riders.

"For us, we wanted to build a team with riders we can work with for the future and that's why we've taken on a young team of riders who are hitting the scene and need an extra bit of support," he said.

"If you think about the costs involved with motocross, well the cost for BMX in terms of travel and accommodation is quite the same."

Jack's ultimate goal is to ride in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Kaye was hopeful he would be flying the GHP flag as well as the Australian flag.

"My hope is it will be a long relationship and that we are able to develop a rider, not only great on the track, but a great role model off the track with the kids," he said.

"Jack already is (a role model) in a sense and it would be great to get him to national and world glory."

Jack's first ride since joining GHP BMX Australia will be in less than three weeks at Nerang, where he will have his work cut out for him.

The Maryborough BMX Club member will contest three events in two days, including the opening two rounds of the 2015 National Champbikx Series and the second leg of the Trans Tasman Test series.



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