Sixteen-year-old Ancaster High student Matt Sehl has claimed the number-one spot in the 2014 Canadian Motorcycle Association intermediate division for open and 450cc racing classes.
There is one more race this season, but some very successful evenings at Welland County Speedway ensure Matt’s placement.
Matt has been flat track racing on and off since the age of four, when he climbed atop his dad’s motorbike and went for a spin.
“It really gets your heart pumping,” he said. “It’s a rush, you could say, just how much fun it is.”
Flat track racing is one of the most thrilling spectacles in motor sports. Riders finesse their motorcycles through turns just inches apart at speeds of over 100 m.p.h.