ONE of Zimbabwe’s fast rising motocross stars Emmanuel Bako is walking on cloud nine after scooping three top awards at the Bogwheelers Club’s prize-giving day for the 2015 season at Donnybrook. The Bogwheelers Club run the motorcycling sport of motocross in Zimbabwe and they held their prize-giving day in which they rewarded local young and senior riders for their outstanding performances on the track during the 2015 season where they successfully staged the Club and National Championship competitions at Donnybrook Raceway in Harare.
Bako, a nine-year-old Mai Mugabe Junior School Grade Four pupil, scored a hat-trick of victories at this function as he won the 50cc National Championship award, the 50cc Club Championship title and the 65cc B Club Championship accolades.
Bako was just in dominant form during the 2015 motocross season in which he won almost every race on the domestic front before he came second in the fight for the 50cc Pro title in the seven-round South African National Championship series.
The promising young biker was then named among the three nominees for the 2015 Junior Sportsman of the Year award in Zimbabwe which was, unfortunately, won by young rower Kyle Hinde. So Bako, who is now riding in the 65cc A Class this year, found some solace on Saturday night when he walked away with the three top awards at the Bogwheelers Club’s prize-giving day function at Donnybrook.
An elated Bako promised “more fireworks” during this season after scooping the three awards where his name was also engraved on the 50cc Championship trophy. Bako said he was shocked and happy at the same time after his latest achievement in his promising career as a motocrosser.
“First of all, I would like to thank God for this gift that I have of being a motocross rider and I would also like to thank the authorities at my new school at Mai Mugabe Junior School in Mazowe who allow me to go and race both here in Zimbabwe and in South Africa despite me being a boarder. — The Herald.