Roy boys win big in Montreal

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS - Vic­to­ria Vanier 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.

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