Lincoln Whiddett Wins National Title
Lincoln Whiddett the son of drifting legend "Mad" Mike Whiddett is paving his own way into the world of Motorsport recently winning the National Offroad Championship against a field of pros.
At the inaugural New Zealand Stadium Offroad Championship on February 13, Lincoln Whiddett was awarded a special dispensation which allowed him to compete in the Super450 class, racing against men. At 13, he was the youngest competitor in the feild, and now holds the national title. When asked of his racing success Lincoln says " I've been racing since I was seven so I guess all the skill has built up from there, it definitely helps with my drifting career as well."
Lincoln's dad known in the motorsport world as "Mad" Mike Whiddett - a professional drifter. Mike was competing in his stadium truck at the Nationals event held the lead into the final round but went out due to a major mechanical issue which could not be repaired.
Now his son is out making a name for himself. "Went I went testing before the championship I could drive around with him and he was actually struggling to keep up with me" Lincoln said. "It's amazing having all these different experiences, and dad never pushed me to do anything I didn't want to do, he just let me do what I wanted and that's led me to these great opportunites."
Lincoln said when his dad raced motorcross as a teenager he would still podium despite having an older bike compared to everyone else. "It proves that if you've got the motivation to do something, you can do it," he said. In his first year at Hauraki Plains College Lincoln is also involved in the school's motocross team which won King of Schools 2021.
Source Article : The Valley Profile
Words: Kelley Tantau