Newcastle's Cooper Pozniak has withdrawn from the remainder of the 2016 Australian Supercross Championship to concentrate on Motocross training as he prepares to compete in USA at the 2016 Mini O‰Ûªs Winter Olympics in November at the famous Gatorback Cycle Park in Florida.
The 17-year-old, who finished third in the 2016 MXD Under 19 class, heads off to USA on the 12th November to spend a week of training and bike prep at the Milsaps Training Facility (MTF) in Georgia before driving down to Florida to compete at the Mini O‰Ûªs over the week long event.
The Pozniak family are grateful to Johnny Mclean from Lusty Industries for helping sort out bikes and making all this possible. Cooper will have two KTM 250sxf's available to him for the event. Cooper will travel with his mother and father, Darren and Theresa, in a hired a motorhome for the three week trip.
The event kicks off on the 21st November and the last day is on the 26th November, with the current grading system through AMA Cooper has been graded as an A amateur racer and this will have him competing against some of the best factory backed Amateurs racers the USA.
"I am looking forward to the challenge and the great adventure ahead," Cooper said. "I know the event itself will be tough as some of the best riders in America will be trying, just like me to win. I am looking forward to meeting new people on the way, and am grateful to have the opportunity to race for the first time in the USA."
"A massive thanks to my sponsors for 2016. Wearelusty, Fasthouse, KTM Australia, All Pro Racing, KTM Newcastle, Willmax graphics, cfx seats, fresh crossfit, ogio, Funnel Web Filters, odi grips, Vandalize the skin, Motorex and Pirelli, without them the trip would not be possible," Cooper concluded.
Main Photo: Cooper Pozniak in action at Murray Bridge
Credit: Aaryn Minerds