Only a handful of Canadian motocross riders make it to the largest amateur motocross race each year. For the first time ever, Kyle Biro made his dream come true and will attempt to make his goal of being in the top 10-15 riders.
“It feels like a pretty good accomplishment,” said Kyle. “I’m a bit nervous as it’s a big race, but I feel good.”
Kyle, a 13-year-old from Moose Jaw accomplished his goal of qualifying for the 31st Annual Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships, which will be held in Tennessee at the end of July.
“Only a handful of Canadians make this event because our riding season is short in Canada compared to the U.S.,” stated Tracy Biro, Kyle’s mom. “Usually we are off our bikes in November, while a lot of other riders are still going down there.”
The goal for the Biro family was to get Kyle to qualify for this major event, as the national race only brings in the top 40 riders to race off. The Biro’s decided to attend the first round of qualifiers in Little Falls, Minn. The United States are divided into seven regions and each region has seven areas. Competitors need to finish in the top eight in order to advance to the regional qualifier. At that qualifier, riders need to finish in the top six into order to advance to the national race.
“Kyle qualified second in the Supermini (12-16 years old), first in 85 (12-14 years) stock and second in the 85 (12-14 years) mod,” stated Tracy. “From Little Falls, Kyle advanced to the regional qualifier in Millville, Minnesota.”
The Biro’s will be at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. from July 29 to August 4.
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