James Dwight tearing up the Phillip Island track at the Island Classic race meeting last year.
James Dwight tearing up the Phillip Island track at the Island Classic race meeting last year.

Getting ready on two wheels

MOTORSPORTS

WHITSUNDAY Motorsports Club member and motorcycle enthusiast James Dwight had an impressive year in 2010 and he is looking to do it all again in the season ahead.

Dwight has been a motorsports fanatic for more than 30 years and now finds himself with a passion for historic racing.

Dwight finished third at last year's state titles in historic racing and said he was looking to go two better this year.

“We are looking to go harder,” he said.

“We'll put in a big effort to finish on the podium again this year.”

Having travelled throughout Australia and New Zealand in 2010, Dwight said he had endeavours to travel further abroad in 2011.

“This year we are off to New Zealand for a race in February and then we'll be attending meetings throughout Australia,” he said.

“[We will] focus on the Queensland State Historic Titles to be run at the Morgan Park track at Warwick in July.”

Having acquired a love for historic racing three years ago, Dwight said he was determined to become a strong competitor in the sport.

“I got interested in the historic racing categories after attending a few international meetings as a spectator,” he said.

“That encouraged me to build up a 1969 Honda CB350 race bike that I campaigned in 2009 and 2010 at the ‘Island Classic' meeting run at Phillip Island and also at the ‘Barry Sheene Festival of Speed' which is run at Eastern Creek in Sydney.

“Additionally we raced at Brisbane, Townsville and we travelled to New Zealand to race in the Sound of Thunder' meeting at Christchurch.”


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