Young guns Giffin, Goldie blazing a speedway trail

ON TRACK: Bek Giffin and Jackson Goldie are lapping up their time in speedway cars. Photo: NICK McGRATH
ON TRACK: Bek Giffin and Jackson Goldie are lapping up their time in speedway cars. Photo: NICK McGRATH

At 11, most young boys are dealing pokemon cards or playing handball in the play ground at school. That’s primary school too.

Jackson Goldie isn’t your run-of-the-mill 11-year-old boy though.

The same can be said for young Bek Giffin.

At 16, there’s not too many young girls spending their weekends ripping around Morris Park, Dubbo, or at down at Cullen Bullen matching it with the best of them - in the boys and the girls too.

Giffin’s doing just that – and well.

In her category’s biggest field of the season, the young speedway gun defied engine complications to finish third in her All Star Junior class last weekend at Dubbo.

While Goldie went a couple better, taking out his New Star Junior class in Dubbo last weekend – his first triumph.

Not afraid to push the limits in pursuit of top spot on the podium, Goldie was thrilled after he finally broke through for that maiden win.

“I was a little lucky this time,” the modest young driver said looking back at his run in the eight-lap feature race.

“I was feeling excited (after winning) and after the chequred flag I did a lap of honour.

“It was exciting. It was a big buzz.”

The duo is off to Canberra this weekend in a bid to continue its red-hot form for the Orange club, which predominantly does the bulk of its racing out of the Cullen Bullen facility near Portland.

Goldie will again look to take the chequered flag in his 1988 Toyota Corolla while Giffin will be looking to put her best tyre forward in her ‘86 Ford Laser.

To put things in perspective, Goldie was born in 2005, 17 years after his car was manufactured. 

There’s a slightly smaller margin between Giffin and her car, nevertheless the 14-year gap highlights just how young these two are. And how good they’re going to be.

Giffin was stoked she was able to hang on to claim third at Dubbo last weekend in a 10-car field.

“Which is the most we’ve had for a while,” she explained.

“It was a tight race. I hope we can go well again (in Canberra).”