Captured together in the pits at Henderson Speedway, Garry, Jayson and Ashley make a great combination.
Speedway has been an integral part of the Mann family for decades.
Dad Garry and Mum Kylie
met at Claremont Speedway. Garry worked for Statewide Towing and Kylie's parents Rod & Kerry Bain were life-long speedway fans so it wasn't a big surprise that Ashley, Jayson & Dannika would also have interests in dirt racing.
Ashley was 11 and Jayson (Juddy) 9 when their grandies purchased Go-Karts for the boys and with sponsorship from Ingot Metals and their careers in dirt racing has commenced.
A visit to the WALSOA RC track in Ravenswood captured Ashley's imagination and immediately liked what he saw. He purchased a Baja that day and decided that RC racing was the way to proceed.
Meanwhile, brother Juddy who was a 'flag kid' at the Perth Motorplex, was seen by Rick Triplett one of the members at the West Oz 1/4 Scale Speedway in Henderson. He asked if Juddy
could bring his flags down to the West Oz track to help with the events. This opportunity opened the way for the boys to get into speedway racing in an affordable way.
started his West Oz career in the 2014/15 season racing the #58 Dirt Modified, and was followed by Juddy the following season in Dirt Mod #34.
The boys were able to secure sponsorship
from Tiny Marlow at Tiny Tipper Hire and Jake Beard Miller, TMG Fabrications, National Lubrication Systems, Collie Bin Hire and Design Signs.
Although he has an occasional skid
on the dirt, Juddy is happy to be the dedicated crew chief for Ashley's Dirt Mod and the #95 Sprintcar that the team purchased from Brian Williams from Queensland after the 2015 Aussie Titles held in Perth.
Ashley loves "the atmosphere of racing and just the fun of being involved"
Team Mann is looking forward to the 2018/19 state championships to be
held at Henderson in February and hopefully some success during the rest of the season.
Compiled by Pedrospics for West Oz 1/4 Scale Speedway Association Inc 2018.