The Junior Speedway Racing Association is pleased to announce the 2017 Team Australia that will head to New Zealand to take on the best Ministock racers in just under two weeks time.
The team will be captained by Kalgoorlie’s Jacob Potts and Geraldton’s Jayke Malcolm, two of the most experienced drivers on the team, who have had some great results on home turf so far this season. The pair have visited New Zealand previously and will no doubt share their knowledge of the Ministocks to the new members of the team.
The Fraser family have made the trip across the ditch on numerous occasions and will be represented by Bronty, Alex and Tyler Fraser for this years trip. Bronty’s older brother Josh is one of the most experienced members of past teams and will no doubt share his trade secrets with Bronty before they leave Perth.
Alex Fraser will take his place in the team for the first weekend of racing from February 24-26. Unfortunately, he will be unable to race the second weekend, as he has a birthday between the events and will exceed age restrictions. This means younger brother Tyler will get the call up and will take his spot on the team.
Jasmine Arnold will fill the position left vacant by older brother Isaac who is unable to race due to age restrictions. This will be a great experience for Jasmine, who despite the fact is only at the beginning of her racing career has shown great promise this season.
The final member of Team Australia for this year will be filled by Bullsbrook’s Jackson Derrick, who is very excited to make the trip for the first time. Jackson has had some great results so far this season and will be hoping to gain some valuable experience from his first trip to New Zealand.
The Team will depart Perth on Thursday February 23rd and will race the following two weekends before returning to home soil ahead of Round 6 of the JSRA Country Super Series at Quit Collie Speedway on March 11th.
All the latest information on Team Australia will be posted on the JSRA Facebook page, so be sure to like and follow this during the trip.
Jacob Potts – Captain
Jayke Malcolm – Vice Captain
Alex Fraser & Tyler Fraser