Tom and Sam Drane to compete in the US

Sam and Tom Drane are in America contesting the AMA National Championships.

Sam and Tom Drane are in America contesting the AMA National Championships.

Forbes' track superstar, Tom Drane has travelled to race in the United States this week, and this time, he won't be racing alone.

The 13-year-old who holds multiple Australian titles in motorbike racing, has travelled to Ohio with his younger brother Sam Drane to compete in the AMA Flat Track Grand Nationals.

Tom and Sam will be competing in two separate classes across four days of racing in two cities - Ashland and Harpster.

The competition sees riders accumulate points over four events: A half mile, a short track, followed by a "TT" which is similar to dirt track racing with a jump, and another a half-mile.

Tom competed in the event last year, where he won each of the three classes of racing he contested - the 65cc DTX, 85ccDTX and 85cc Mod - and was named the AMA's Youth Rider of the Year at the end of the competition.

This year, Sam will be riding in the 85cc class while Tom will be racing in the 250cc class which includes entrants who are 12 years old and over.

Sam, who is in his second year riding competitively, will be racing in the 7 to 11 age group at the event.

Even though he is in just his second year of racing competitively, Sam has already won three Australian state titles.

The two brothers travelled to the United States on Wednesday to adjust to the time difference, with racing starting on Monday, July 22.

With the different wheel sizes that they will be using over in the AMA Flat Track Grand Nationals, Tom said they had been training for a while, but they are not worried.

After returning from the US, Tom will be getting right back into competing in local events including the Oceania Junior Cup.

Tom is currently sitting in fourth place overall after the third round which took place in Queensland from July 5 to July 7.

The Oceania Junior Cup is a Junior Road Race Academy aimed at developing Oceania's next road racing stars

There are six rounds in the Oceania Junior Cup, with three races per round.

The first three rounds have taken place in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

After his US commitments Tom will head to Victoria to compete in round four from September 6 to September 8.

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