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Goldfields motorcycle star Jarrad Hockley – buoyed by his efforts at the recent Australian supercross championships – has ramped up his efforts to fulfil a lifelong ambition and test his wares on the premier US circuit.

Hockley qualified among the top 20 in each of the last two rounds at Toowoomba and Newcastle. He rated his 18th at Toowoomba in difficult conditions “a good result” and qualified 14th for the Newcastle final before eventually finishing 19th.

“I’ve got some bigger plans down the road – to get overseas and do the American series,” Hockley said.

“My goal is to do that in 2014 – it (the US series) is the ultimate in supercross because it’s the highest level in the world.

“I’d like to get over there and contest as many rounds of the series as possible – and it’s like a 16-round series (compared with just four nationally). Whether I could raise enough support to do all the rounds, I’m not sure.

"But my plans are to go over next year, build as many contacts as I can, have a good look around and see what I’m up against."

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