A motocross victory is the perfect Mother’s Day gift

For Deanna Roberts, there is no better way to spend her Mother’s Day then watching her children race at the Taylor Motocross Track, especially when they win.

“It’s phenomenal, it makes me want to cry. It’s pretty special because I know how much they want to win,” Roberts said.

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Roberts and her husband Calvin have been taking their three sons to both Peace Motocross Association (PMA) and MRC motocross races for four years, and the Taylor Mother’s Day race is something they look forward to every year.

“I love it, because it’s something they love to do and it makes me happy. We really enjoy doing it together, as it’s such a family sport,” she said.

Roberts’ oldest son, Carter, 11, won his first race on May 13 in the 85cc (7-11) class. Drew, nine, won his first race Sunday as well, in the 65cc class. Drew won the 2017 PMA year-end trophy in the 50cc (7-9) class.

“It’s so awesome, especially winning against the kids that have been racing here for a while and are usually so much faster than me,” Drew said.

Drew said the Taylor track was one of his favourites, because of the large corners.

Roberts’ youngest son, Dominic, competed in his first-ever PMA race at just four years old. He drove in the two 50cc (4-6) beginner races on the mini track during the intermission, finishing third both times. He was leading each race before falling off his bike mid-way through.

“It’s very intense watching him out there. My heart was beating and I felt sick, but it’s exciting,” Roberts said.

Dominic had just competed in his first race at the MRC’s Quesnel race a couple weeks ago, but already looks like he will follow in his brother’s footsteps.

The Roberts family, from Charlie Lake, will spend almost every weekend at race tracks this summer.

“We sure love it, and look forward to it every time,” Roberts said.


Taylor Motocross Results (Race 1)

1. Drew Roberts
2. Jayden Ostaszewski

MX 2 Novice
1. Josh Heck
2. Chelan Merwin

MX 2 Jr.
1. Austin Douglas
2. Brady Lawlor

MX 3 Expert
1. Erik Harvey
2. Tim Doll

MX 3 Intermediate
1. Braden Gunther
2. Jason Berlinger  

80cc (7-11)
1. Carter Roberts
2. Nathan Sendziak

80cc (12-16)
1. LT McDonell
2. Hunter McFadden

Vet Jr.
1. Clint Pastor
2. Peter Douglas

Vet Master
1. Cole Lewis
2. Conan Fowler

50cc (7-9)
1. Easton Rouble
2. Marshall Krafczyk
3. Cruz Gordon

50cc Intermediate (4-6)
1. Roc Fraser
2. Dallas Lewis

1. Caslynd Plante
2. Chelan Merwin

Email sports reporter Dillon Giancola at sports@ahnfsj.ca.


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