Blake Davies entered the national amateur motocross championships for 50 cc bikes

National championship for seven-year-old rider

An elementary student won a national motocross championship in Walton, Ontario in mid-August.

A seven-year-old Hatzic Elementary student has won a national motocross championship in Walton, Ontario in mid-August.

Blake Davies entered the national amateur motocross championships for 50 cc bikes, after winning 22 races in the Kawasaki BC motocross south series in the 50cc 4-6 and 50cc GP classes. Just before the end of that series, he broke a collar bone at Hannigan Speedway on the first day of summer vacation. The injury healed up quickly and he practised extensively to get ready for the national event.

His bike was shipped with a family friend and he and his family travelled to Walton for the Aug. 10-17 event, in which he pulled off a win at the Canadian motocross amateur grand national championship.

He also received the Harold Hilbert memorial award for the Walton TransCan top-placing Cobra racer in the 50cc 4-6 class. Hilbert was the founder of Cobra Motorcycles.

“He ended up winning three motocross events to take the championship,” said his father Brandon.

He won the category for four- to six-year-olds. The ages for competitors in the event are based on the child’s age at the beginning of the year.

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