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Western Australia’s Corey Taylor has enjoyed a strong year on the bike, he won the 15-years-boy’s national series, was second at nationals, won the Oceania Championship and walked away from the UCI BMX World Championships…

Western Australia’s Corey Taylor has enjoyed a strong year on the bike, he won the 15-years-boy’s national series, was second at nationals, won the Oceania Championship and walked away from the UCI BMX World Championships in sixth. Nice resume.

This weekend the lanky youngster was set to race the WA State Titles, with an aim to add the WA #1 plate to his long list of achievements in 2017. However poor fortune found its way to Taylor’s doorstep, and following a crash a few weeks back, he has been given medical advice not to ride.

Smart move, because this Woorree Park BMX Club member has bigger fish to fry in 2018, and you can’t do that with a niggling injury.

While his contemporaries prepare to duke it out, here are 11 things you didn’t know about Corey Taylor!

His first pet was…

A dog named Keisha. As a young kid, he used to hate her and the way she would always lick him.

He has strong feelings towards school…

He doesn’t like it at all. Time is money, and time in the classroom is time off his bike – that’s a big no deal for Taylor. If he had to pick a favourite subject, history gets the ticket.

Right now, his future is BMX or bust…

Unsurprising really that a rider of his potential wants to be a pro BMX racer. If that falls through, he’s not sure what he will do when he gets older – see above, school isn’t his jam.

He’s easy going when it comes to music taste…

But if he had to listen to one genre for the rest of his life, he’d opt for rock.

Is it a superstition or a habit?…

Adamant he doesn’t have any superstitions, Taylor then told us he likes to have his shoe buckle’s nice and tight before racing, so his foot isn’t floating. Sounds like a superstition to us, bro.

Don’t dis the pre-race dish…

Carbs and protein are what’s on the pre-event menu. Spaghetti Bolognese is Taylor’s preferred meal, and there isn’t a lot of room for negotiation on that.

Winning the 2017 national series is old news now…

He missed out on winning this year’s national title by 0.033 of a second to Ollie Moran from Manning Valley BMX Club, NSW and in 2018 he wants payback on home soil. In addition to the national title, he also wants a podium at worlds. Go get ‘em.


Check out this year’s 15 boy’ race for the national title. Neither Taylor nor Moran knew who had won straight after.


When he gets the holeshot in a race, his focus is better than at school…

Bring it all back, focus on riding and finishing the race. Be smooth and choose the right lines in corners, cover the inside. Just a few things Taylor thinks about when he’s in prime position.

This weekend he wants to see a mate win it…

He might not be racing, but he’ll be there and Taylor’s pick for victory in his age group is mate Dylan Callan. Can Callan do it?

All the same, Taylor is gutted not to be racing. Rightly so, it will be a mega weekend.

The national series? Yeh he likes a few tracks on the 2018 calendar…

Nerang is the track he loves racing on the most, and he’s eager to give it a red hot go at Satellite City BMX Club in the NT. But his full race schedule is still TBC.

But most of all, he can’t wait for nationals because…

Duh, it’s in WA.

Last time the Aussie titles went west was in 2009, when Taylor was just a wee sprocket. He doesn’t remember much, but he does remember racing Ollie Moran…some things never change.

The WA state titles begin TODAY, Friday October 6, with min wheelers, sprockets and cruisers. Saturday October 7 will see 8yrs riders to 15+yrs riders, as well as elite men and women plus junior elite men race. Follow BMX Sports WA for more, including video footage.