Hometown: SINGLETON, NSW
JOEL WIGHTMAN was born into a Motocross family, racing alongside his brother and dad.
Joel began riding at age 3 and by age 4 had competed in his first race.
In 2003 he began competing in State and National Junior Motocross events, taking home a 4th at the 2004 Junior Nationals on a 65cc. For the next 8 years Joel was a consistent front-runner, posting numerous Top-3 state and Top-15 National results as he progressed through the junior ranks.
The big turning point for Joel came at the end of the 2011 season, where as a 14-year old he claimed a close fourth in the Australian Super X Series, placing 3rd at the opening round!
This result caught the eye of Shane Booth and the Yamaha Junior racing team, with whom the long-time Honda rider signed with for the 2012 season.
2013 was a great year transitioning into the senior ranks. Completed the whole season injury free and gained valuable experience from each and every race. In the 2013 MX nationals I placed 5th overall in the MXD Class, and 4th in the Australian Supercross Championships, only 2 points off 3rd.
In the NSW State Motocross Championships I claimed 2nd overall in the MXD (under 19s class) where I won the second round in Dubbo.
For 2014 Im competing in the MXD Divisions again at both the MX
Nationals and NSW State Motocross Championships. Coming off a learning year and being able to place 5th last year, Im aiming for a top three finish in the MX nationals and Australian Supercross. For the
NSW State Championships my goal is to win the MXD class.
Joel’s Sponsors: Yamaha Australia Y-Aim, Fox, Oakley (monza imports) Link International , Pro-Moto Suspension, Incite Graphics, Pirelli, Motul, Oneupunltd