Just in case you don't know me, I love to have fun and I'm really fast when I'm having a good time. My inspirations in life are my family who are there behind me 100%, Adam Siemensma who has always been there for me, Luke Beechey and Travis Pastrana. I also love to ride BMX, wake board, skateboard and skydiving which is my new hobby.
I have been racing motocross since I was 4 years old with my family, then one-day dad bought a quad home. I was 11 at the time and I started to ride dads quad around and convinced him into buying me an LT 80 which put me off quads a bit since my CR 85cc left it for dead - then the blaster came along. This is when my heart swapped from the 2 wheel bikes to quads.
In 2009 I had an amazingly successful year with the following achievements: -
Pro Open Victorian MX Champion
Pro Open Queensland MX Champion
Qld Iron Man MX Outright Winner
Pro 450 Thumb Pump 300 Champion
Thumb Pump 300 Outright Winner
Gippsland Regional MX Series 1st place
Pro Class QRCV MX Series 1st place
Pro Class QRCV Tri State MX 5th place
Pro Open Australian Titles MX 5th place
I am 2nd year apprentice in Graphic Design and Sign Writing and I have my own business, which I am very proud of so check it out when you get a chance: - Vanika Industries. (website coming soon)
My aim for this year is to ride my hardest and be at the pointy end of the field. I will endeavour to do my best at all times and be true to myself. I am planning to go to America in August to compete at the Loretta Lynns round of the GNC MX which I can't wait for.
Peace - Mitch Van Vliet #92