Eleven-year-old motorcycle rider Alexander Adamson has his future mapped out.
He wants to be world champion rider when he grows up, and his backup plan is a motorcycle mechanic for a racing team.
The mechanical know-how is already taking shape - he'll help his dad Matt change tyres and wheels on his motorbikes, and they've pulled apart a mower engine, with plans to piece it back together these school holidays.
The Lapstone resident's riding skills are also developing.
In November, Alexander was second on dirt track in under 11s at the Motorcycling NSW Junior Track Championships in Somersby on the Central Coast.
"I was excited," Alexander said, when asked about his result.
"He jumped off his bike and run up to me and gave me a cuddle he was so excited," his proud dad added.
Alexander said he loved dirt track racing because: "I like the speed and sliding and getting dirty."
He's been riding since he was four, in a discipline where riders can top 110km/h as they speed around a dirt track.
Eighteen months ago he took up speedway - a discipline that complements dirt track - where riders compete on a dirt track, sliding into corners on motorcycles without brakes.
"It sounds scary but it's not really," said Alexander, explaining that on the smaller track, riders only reached 60km/h.
Luckily he's only had one accident to date. Crashing into a fence during a dirt track race in Brisbane in April, he walked away with just grazing to his neck.
Over the school holidays the Emu Plains Public student will be riding his BMX bike and keeping his motorcycle riding skills up-to-date ahead of the new season kick-off in late January.