Carterton’s Logan Mason, who is expected to be battling for glory in the 7-8 years’ 65cc class this weekend The 9-11 years' 65cc class, will possibly feature the young man who last year finished third in the 6-8 year's 50cc class, Aucklander Jack Ellingham, and he can expect fierce challenges from riders such as Hawera's Ajay Jordan, Levin's Blair Diamond, Taradale's Scott Boston, Hastings' rider Charlie Schaw, Balclutha's Deakan Mullin- Henry, Waimauku's Huntah Robarts, Takapau's Jordan Coles, Palmerston North's Lockie Barr, Pahiatua pair Maz Parkes and Rory Angrove, Invercargill's Ryder Sheehan, Featherston's Teddy Shaw, New Plymouth's Thomas Robinson, Bunnythorpe's Wayde Robertson and Nelson's Wills Harvey, to name a few. In some of the other bike classes it may be worth watching out for talented riders such as Tauranga's Arama Te Whetu, Upper Hutt's Ezra Friday, New Plymouth's Travis Jaxon, Carterton's Maddox Swanson, Hamilton's Jacob Beattie, Silverdale's Connor Kerr and Pukekohe's Zavier Jolly, among others, to feature near the front. Current leading senior grade riders such as international star Josiah Natzke, from Tauranga, and Mangakino's Maximus Purvis, Ngatea's Ben Broad, Feilding's Tony Cvitanovich, Cambridge's Ashton Grey, Hastings rider Jye Deacon, Cambridge's Trent Collins and Te Puke's Jordan Milsom, to name just a few, can all trace their beginnings to the mini motocross ranks. International pathways can certainly begin at the mini nationals. We'll have the full report in the next issue of Kiwi Rider.