RIDING WITH THE BEST: Cordell Rogerson competed in a state title alongside a world champion.
RIDING WITH THE BEST: Cordell Rogerson competed in a state title alongside a world champion. Claudia Williams

South Burnett rider mixing it with the world's best

CORDELL Rogerson crossed the country to test himself against the current speedway world champion Tai Woffinden.

A field of 27 riders lined up with the Western Australia state title on the line.

Cordell scored eight points from four rides in the qualifying rounds finishing in first, in second on two occasions and in third.

His results earned him a spot in the main event on the second day of competition.

The track staff struggled to get the track surface race ready and the meeting was shortened to three rounds and finals.

Cordell scored five points from three rides crossing the line in second on two occasions and picking up a third place.

He missed out on the B-final by one point to end the night in eighth overall.

"He learnt a lot from this experience and to be involved in a meeting with the current world champion was special in itself,” Cordell's dad Simon said.

"He is busy training and preparing for the under-21 500cc state title on January 19where he has been moved from second reserve to first reserve and hopes to get a few rides at this meeting.”