Jozee's got what it takes to win against the best
THERE ARE not many 16 year olds that can take on the best in any age group and come out a winner.
Grafton's Jozee Adamson is one who can.
Adamson was one of 50-odd riders competing at the Jaca Dirt Drags at South Grafton's Gnudwoc Park on Sunday.
The 11-year motocross veteran was also the only one to enter five classes of competition.
You can imagine how busy her day would have been, but Adamson took it all in her stride, and came away with an impressive victory in the 125cc class.
"I went pretty good I think," the Grafton High student said.
"I messed up a couple of races - rushing myself and feeling a bit of pressure. But I managed to come away with one win and two runners up.
"I didn't get much of a break and when I did they were just short drink breaks. I'll probably do the same thing next year too."
Adamson graced the pages of The Daily Examiner last year after claiming the state junior title.
While she is no longer a junior competitor - 2013 marking her first year in senior competition - her performances suggest repeat results could be on the way in the near future.
"I competed in the East Coast Series this year and won that," Adamson said.
"For the state titles I competed in Townsville and New South Wales. Townsville I finished fifth but I managed a third in the NSW women's division.
"It's a lot more aggressive to what I'm used to. They train a lot more and know exactly what they want.
"I don't train much at the moment but dad's putting together a training program for me and Joel to start soon."
It is easy for others to gloss over the amount of effort and travel required to keep a passion like Adamson's alive.
The Year 11 student actually missed many Fridays of school this year to travel to different tracks for competition, and has been playing catch-up with her studies in the meantime.
But do not let that make you think she's flunking in arguably the most hectic years of her school life.
"I actually topped the essay section for the English exam at school," Adamson said.
"I have no idea how - I think I fluked it.
"There is a bit of catch up but I'm getting there."
Joel, Jozee's brother, won both of his classes at the Jaca Dirt Drags, taking home the gold in the junior 125cc and junior 250cc.