A FEARLESS boy from Great Sutton will tear up the dirt at 65mph in a British Supercross event in Liverpool this weekend.
Nine year-old Aaron Woodward is the youngest rider in the north west to compete in the competition’s junior 65 class.
Aaron, who started riding at just four, is in for a bumpy ride as he competes against older children in front of a crowd of thousands when some of the best indoor riders flock to Liverpool’s ECHO arena this Friday and Saturday.
The Acorns Primary and Nursery School pupil is trained by former Supercross champion Danny Tollet, 34, from Little Sutton.
Danny will tackle steep jumps and obstacles himself in the off-road event and challenge defending SX1 British Supercross champion Mike Brown, from Tennessee, USA. Defending SX2 champ Colton Facciotti, from Vancouver, Canada, will also be back to defend his title.
Danny, who has been racing for 28 years, said: “It is very satisfying to help kids like Aaron. He’s determined and has the right attitude.”
Last year’s inaugural Liverpool Supercross event attracted a near capacity crowd and this year’s event promises to be even better after exciting battles in all three pro classes in round one in October.
On Saturday, quadbikes take to the track for the first time in the series’ history.
Visit www.accliverpool.com, www.liverpool.com or call the box office on 0844 8000 400. Tickets are from £20 to £35.