PENRITE CRF HONDA RACING
Age: 20 (31/03/96)
Hometown: Singleton NSW
Best Results: 4th, 2016 Aus SX SX2
If I didn’t Race: Work at Pro-Moto Suspension.
Hobbies: Surfing, Basketball
School: Year 11
First job: Lifeguard
First race and result: Cessnock club day, Nippers class, and I won!
First Race Win: 2014 – Connondalle MX Nats – MXD Class
His personality might say laid back and casual, but Joel Wightman is a young racer who is fiercely determined about his motocross race career.
The NSW Hunter Valley rider has climbed up through the Junior ranks and went on to enjoy success in the MXD ranks, before graduating to Seniors and is now into his third season on the national circuit with Penrite CRF Honda Racing.
After two seasons racing the MX2 and SX2 division with the national Honda squad, which saw him record top ten championship finishes in both motocross and supercross, Joel is stepping up to MX1 this year aboard Honda’s potent new CRF450R.
“It’s a big move stepping up to MX1, but I am ready for it,” Joel enthuses.
“This will be my third straight year with Penrite CRF Honda Racing and we have a really strong set-up and some great sponsors and supporters behind the team, which allow me to fully concentrate on being ready to race.
“I love the challenge this sport brings, as there is always something different to overcome in every race.
“I can’t wait to get into my rookie season of MX1 racing on the big red beast and taking to the track at the MX Nationals.”
Tyre: Pirelli Tyres
Oil Filter: Ryco
Exhaust: FMF Systems
Engine work: MCD Engine Mods
Stickers: SK Design Graphics
Fuel: VP Fuel
Chain: RK Chains
Levers, Start Buttons, Hoses: States MX
Sprocket: RK Racing Sprockets
Bars & Grips: Neken
Triple Clamps: EZE
Seat Cover: Topline