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Unstoppable Narrogin teen speedster Georgia Ellis claims fourth straight State junior title in formula 125s

Daniel RooneyNarrogin Observer
Four-time State junior F125 champion Georgia Ellis.
Camera IconFour-time State junior F125 champion Georgia Ellis. Credit: Daniel Rooney

Narrogin speedway star Georgia Ellis has raced away with her fourth successive WA title after producing another super drive at the Formula 125 State Championships for senior and junior competitors in April in Morawa.

Ellis was locked in a tight battle with her rivals in the final but retained her crown as she crossed the line ahead of Narrogin’s Sophie Leonard.

It was an all Narrogin affair on the podium, with Kade Kulker finishing in third place and Mason Kulker fourth.

The 16-year-old champion has gone from strength to strength since 2020 but the win on April 13 was not without its challenge.

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“It must have been the second race in, we found out my car had some troubles and was slowing itself down,” Ellis said.

“After the third heat we had a tiny bit of an intermission so we pulled out my carby; turned out I had a crack in it.”

A sudden change in schedule left Team Ellis scrambling as the feature race was approaching.

“The junior quarter midgets were going out as my motor was in two pieces,” she said.

“That was a bit of a scare, we didn’t end up fixing it, we just put it back in and hoped for the best.”

And the best is what Ellis got against a field of 19 other drivers.

“At the start it was very tight between the top three, all Narrogin kids,” she said of the 15-lap feature.

“About five laps in, first place pulled away from second and third place but then due to a restart we all had to group back in again.

Georgia Ellis pictured after claiming her third straight State title in 2023.
Camera IconGeorgia Ellis pictured after claiming her third straight State title in 2023. Credit: Supplied

“First and second place made a mistake when overtaking a junior so I just slid under them, I was able to go right through.”

The big win had a big impact on the gutsy young gun.

“I got a bit emotional,” she said.

“Just the fact that it was the highest anyone in quarter midgets, junior or senior that anyone’s achieved.

“When I went around to look up at all the spectators everyone was cheering for me, that was very nice to see.”

Next year Ellis will progress to the senior division, a challenge she is keen to take on.

“I rely a lot on the seniors to give me advice,” she said.

“To be racing against them and to learn with them, it’s going to be very exciting.”

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