Callan Butcher success on two wheels

Callan Butcher has capped off a successful year out on the track with success in the final race event in Taree held recently.

Having already picked up three titles in Victoria, the talented 14-year-old headed into the final event of the season with confidence after some hard work in the lead up according to dad, Michael Butcher.

“He has done lots of practice at the club level events from around the Riverina,” he said.

“He was running first at all the club level meets, and he was podium placing at the open meets which, while they aren’t state or national title events, are still pretty big events.”

The talented rider finished with a second place in the 85/150cc class in the NSW dirt track titles in Tamworth before heading to Victoria to take out the dirt track titles with wins in the 250 class, 85/150cc class and in the 150/250cc class races held in Mildura.

Before the first place in Taree in the 85/150cc class, Callan also picked up a third in the Australian long track titles in the 85/150cc class held in Mildura and then another third in the Australian long track masters in the 150/250cc class in Bathurst.

Callan is hopeful of one-day flying his trade in America but knows it will take good performances like this year on a regular basis to get the chance.