Hopefully Brad will be the next to win a title," Mrs Lowe said.
Her son added: "Then I want to get into touring cars."
Lowe said he fell into into hammer throwing two years ago.
He had been competing in discuss and shop put since he was seven.
"He's always done athletics but after he finished little athletics, he had nowhere to go," his
"He practises in the back yard. There are these big holes in the fibro roof of the shed where
he's thrown the shot further than what he thought he could."
She said she was more concerned when he was competing in the
hammer throw than when he was in the speedway.
"When he races, he's got a helmet and there are ambulances on standby."
She said in the past 12 months there were some close calls which had concerned her.
"In the hammer throw, he's just in shorts and a singlet and if something goes wrong it could
kill him," she said.
"I do get a bit worried when he's in the car and the other guys are
banging into him.
"But it's exciting to know someone in the race."
In what little spare time Lowe has, he
is a volunteer with the Rural Fire Service.
"I've been in it for about a year," he said.
"He just can't be at home. he has to be out doing something all the time." Mrs Lowe said.
After high school, Lowe said he hopes to become a civil engineer.
5th February 2003