Tracey Kosikowski began racing in 1979 and competed in the earliest State and National Titles, including the first Unofficial National Titles - called the Big Plate Series. Tracey pioneered junior female racing, and quickly caught the attention of sponsors, riding for SE racing and GT Bicycles. Although she almost always ran her career number of 84 on the plate - it was Number 1’s that she quickly began piling up in the trophy room at home.
Racing in America has always been the dream for many Aussie riders. In 1982 when Aussies began venturing to the USA for race experience, Tracey went too - not for experience - but to dominate the locals, winning the Murray NBL World Cup and War of the Stars. In 1983 she continued her International success when she was also amongst the first Australian World Champions, winning the 12-13 year girls IBMXF World plate in Holland.
Back at home - Tracey was unbeatable, dominating her home state of QLD and racking up National wins in 1983, 84, and 86 before retiring from the sport at the top of her game. Throughout her career, she would feature regularly in the media with numerous newspaper and television appearances.
In 2000, she was honoured with an Australian Sporting Achievement Medal and is also a life member of the Redlands BMX Club, a club with a rich history, and success, thanks largely to the calibre of riders such as Tracey.
Ladies and Gentleman please welcome Hall Of Fame Inductee - Tracey Kosikowski.
1981 - #1 QLD, #1 Australia Intermediate Girls
1982 - #1 QLD, #2 Australia 12 years
1983 - #1 QLD, #1 Australia 13 years, #1 World (IBMXF) , 1st place War of the Stars, 1st Marray World Cup
1984 - #1 QLD, #1 Australia, #3 World
1985 - #1 QLD, #8 Australia
1986 - #1 QLD, #1 Australia
1982 - John Golby Sportsperson of the Year Award - Redlands
2000 - Australian Sports MedalLife Member of Redlands BMX Club.