SCAMANDER junior motocross rider Wade Kirkland is on a pathway to a professional career in a sport he loves.
Kirkland, 14, has won several consecutive Tasmanian titles, this year's 85cc junior motocross Victoria state championship and is leading this season's Tasmanian 65cc championship.
He also sits third in the 125cc state category.
The fourth round of the state championship will be held on September 1 at Goshen, where Kirkland will look to consolidate his advantage.
"It's good fun. I love doing and getting good achievements," the St Helens District High School student said.
"I want to get a couple more podium finishes at the nationals this year.
"I'd like to become a pro when I get older with a lot of training."
Kirkland has suffered three injuries - a broken collarbone, wrist and thumb - but it has not affected his form.
He trains five days a week on a property at St Helens and is determined to go as far as he can in the sport.