Wade Young prepares for Roof of Africa 2018 with dominating win at Wildwood Rock Extreme


It’s been a huge year for extreme enduro star Wade Young. High profile victories at prestigious events including Red Bull Romaniacs, Megawatt and Sea To Sky have elevated the Sherco racer to rockstar status. Young’s recent victory at the Wildwood Rock Extreme in Melbourne proved to be extremely popular with thousands of fans witnessing the South African decimate the competition.


Young’s Wildwood Rock Extreme victory proved to be a stern lead-up to the 2018 Roof of Africa which will begin on December 5 in the Kingdom of Lesotho. With previous victories at the Roof of Africa, Young is determined to finish off his 2018 racing year with another hometown victory at what is widely regarded as the Mother of Hard Enduro.


Young’s dominating display at the Wildwood Rock Extreme earnt him a massive 10-minute margin from the nearest competitor, much to the delight of the enthusiastic crowd. Young was inundated with fans seeking selfies, autographs and the chance to talk immediately after the race.


“I was very happy to take the win at Wildwood,” explained Young. “I like racing this event. The crowd was amazing and even through this race is a different format to the usual extreme events I race, it’s quite intense. The track is relentless and quite tricky in places but I really enjoyed it. Sherco Australia provided me with a great bike and it was a nice victory.”


Young raced a 2019 model Sherco 300 SE-R Racing at Wildwood Rock Extreme, proving that the standard engine and suspension package is a winning formula.


“It was a pleasure to host Wade and witness him race the Wildwood event,” said Sherco Australia’s Stephen Tuff. “The sheer number of fans that wanted to meet him was incredible. And to see Wade win so dominantly on what was essentially a stock Racing model 300 SE-R was satisfying. Plenty of riders and fans may assume Wade requires specialized suspension components but he proved the Sherco is capable of wining at the elite level straight off the showroom floor.”