Ty Stadnick has been bitten by the Motocross bug.
On May 30th, Ty and his family ventured to Carlyle where Ty competed in his first Motocross race. After the dust had all cleared and the competitors had crossed the finish line Ty found himself in a very respectable six place. After having his first taste of off-road bike racing he couldn't wait to race again.
The South Corner Racing Circuit (SCRC) is comprised of four clubs: Carlyle, Weyburn, Estevan and the newest member Oxbow. Each of these clubs has worked hard to build a safe but challenging track for the off-road bikes to race on. The racing circuit is focused on providing a relaxed family friendly race series that promotes sportsmanship and fun and safe racing without the serious competitive environment of other race series. The competitors become like a family and are always there to help anybody who needs it. These clubs offer an opportunity for racers of all skill levels and ages to come out and try motocross. There are various classes that the competitors can race depending on their age and the size of their bikes.
This year Ty did the majority of his racing in the 65cc class, although he did compete in two Super Mini races also, which has both 65cc and 85cc bikes. In the 65cc class the age range of the competitors runs from about 9 years of age to 13.
As well as arranging the races a motocross school was also organized. On August 23rd, in Estevan, Tanner Reidman, a pro from Bismarck, ND instructed riders of all ages and experience. He was able to have some one on one time with the participants and each learned some invaluable lessons.
In the 65cc class there were eight races this year. Ty scored points in 6 of the eight races. He was unable to attend one of the races in Estevan and on September 19th, in Carlyle, Ty crashed and was not able to finish the race. After going over a jump, Ty's was unable to stick his landing and fell. Another bike was right behind him and was unable to avoid Ty and ended up running over him. Ty wasn't hurt too bad, but was checked over by the medical staff that is present at all the races and was advised that he should probably take it easy for the rest of the day. Even with failing to score points in two of the eight races Ty still finished 5th overall in a class of 16 riders.
Ty can't wait for next year's circuit to start. He says it's a lot of fun and he has made some new friends. Ty's parents, Corey and Becky, say that the atmosphere around the races is that of a family - everyone willing to help out whomever and in whatever way they can.
If you are interested in finding more out you can check out the website at www.tracsidemx.ca, or phone Corey or Becky Stadnick, they would be more than happy to give you any details you'd like. They think that it's an awesome sport, that is teaching their son good sportsmanship, an opportunity to meet some good people and a chance to develop some new skills.