BOWEN local Henry Snell has been granted a $2,500 sponsorship from Whitsunday Regional Council (WRC).
The money will assist ‘The Bowen Bullet’, as he is called, in the Dunlop Supersport 300 Series motorcycle competition.
Henry Snell is a 17-year-old competitive road bike racer and has been nicknamed the ‘The Bowen Bullet’ due to his speedy track record.
The Dunlop Supersport 300 includes racers as young as 13-years-old, riders utilising smaller capacity engines between 250cc and 400cc, and is a great entry level category designed to teach and practise race craft.
In January 2022, Henry set the fastest lap time in practice at the Philip Island Circuit, outperforming numerous experienced riders in difficult conditions, due to wet weather.
After setting championship level times at the practice race, Henry is now primed to take the next step towards a successful international career as a Grand Prix motorcycle racer.
The young sports star is already racing against experienced open division riders and is giving them a run for their money.
The Dunlop competition is across seven rounds – the Supersport 300 series follows the premier Australian Superbike Series around Australia.
As part of the Australian Superbike Series, the Supersport 300 Series receives extensive national coverage on TV and is also picked up on international channels.
WRC’s sponsorship will assist with travelling and bike expenses to participate in the 2023 Australian Superbike Series and, potentially, future opportunities to race in the Europe and World Championships.