Roy boys win big in Montreal
Local‘terrors’ of the motocross track, 7 year-old Jordan and 5 year-old Joshua Roy, of Ogden, raced in the biggest motocross competition in the province against the top racers of Eastern Canada, last Saturday at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium, finishing in first and fourth place, respectively, in the Peewee division. The event was the Monster Energy Super Motocross.
“They started racing last year and really liked it, so this year they started competing,” said their proud grandmother, Vye Danforth. After competing all around Quebec in the last few months, the boys were chosen to compete at the huge event, along with another racer, by the CMRC (Canadian Motosport Racing Corporation) Federation as the top three for their region. The boys had two practise runs at the Stadium on Friday, two more practise runs on Saturday with the big race on Saturday evening in front of more than 50,000 spectators. “Twenty kids did the final race in the peewee division,” explained Mrs. Danforth. The racers drive their tiny little motocross bikes around the track for ten minutes straight to determine the winners.
“Ever since they could walk they have been playing with motocross toys in the sandbox. They’ve also watched it on television and met their racing idols at some of the races that they’ve gone to,” commented their grandmother. The young racers have been getting a little financial support, mostly from relatives, to help pay for their protective suits, expensive bike repairs, and travelling expenses. If you would like to help these boys achieve their goal of becoming professional racers, you can check out their website at http://teamroyracing.weebly.com/.
Joshua (left) and Jordan Roy hold up their plaques after their big race at the Olympic Stadium.
Seven year-old Jordan Roy proudly holds up his plaque after winning the Super Motocross 2012.