WRITE down the name Gage Lawlor in your "to keep an eye on books" because he is going places.
Gage, who will commence Year Four at Milton Public School in 2021, won the super competitive ACT motocross championship onboard his KTM 50 late last year.
It was his first year racing and his already planning to do well in the 2021 series.
Gage is known as a hard-working and humble young competitor with a never give up attitude.
Such is his attitude he has picked up multiple sponsors - all in his first year of racing.
He was also awarded the ACT club junior champion, which is awarded to one junior ( under 18 ) and one senior (18 and above) every year.
The ACT Championship was made up of three rounds with nine races in total.
The Milton Public student was the pace-setter and he won six of the nine races.
Gage has already put his past successes behind him and is looking forward to the 2021 campaign.
"I can't wait," Gage said about this year's series.
His first race in 2021 will be on February 7 in Canberra.
The nine-year-old speedster will be moving up to the 65cc class this year.
He loves to race.
"I like the nervous feeling when I line up behind the start gates and the good feeling of overtaking someone," he said.
"I love going fast and clearing big jumps.
"I'm not sure how fast I go but my Dad [Des] says about 65 kilometres-per-hour."
The sport comes with its thrills and spills.
"Yes I have fallen off a lot of times, but I just get up and get back on the gas," he said.
"Having the right safety gear is very important to stop injuries.
"I once flew off a berm on the track and ended up landing in the car park 18 metres away."
Gage likes playing rugby league, soccer, cricket and squash.
He would also like to thank all his sponsors for their support.