Local 6 year-old Racer Earns Spot at the Canadian Motocross Championships

Oro-Medonte’s Blake Patterson qualified for the largest amateur motocross race in Canada.

Blake Patterson is making a name for himself at a very young age in the sport of motocross. In just his first year of competitive racing, the 6-year-old from Oro-Medonte will be under the national spotlight when he competes in Canada’s largest amateur motocross race, the TransCan Amateur Grand National Championship, at Walton Raceway in mid-August.

Patterson in qualifications for the TransCan.

Patterson has been busy ripping up tracks over the past three months during qualifications for the TransCan

“Every motocross racer in Canada aims to compete in this event.”

“A win at the TransCan Amateur Grand National Championship gives a rider instant national notoriety and can serve as a springboard to a lucrative professional motocross career,” said Event Director Mark Perrin in a statement.

A win at the TransCan would give Patterson instant National notoriety

Patterson is just one of the hundreds of racers from coast to coast that spent the last three months qualifying for the TransCan. Walton is one of those rural towns you wouldn’t hear much about – unless of course, it has to do with racing. The well-known motocross track is full of tight corners, high jumps and challenging obstacles.