At just eight years of age, Duncan’s Jayden Debodt is a double provincial champion.
The young motocross racer won the B.C. titles in two separate classes — the 50cc 7-8 age group and the 50cc open, which anyone between the ages of six and nine can enter — as the championship series wrapped up in Quesnel late last month.
The series started in May and included eight events all over B.C., attracting riders from all corners of the province.
Each event has two races — a.k.a. “motos” — for each class, with about 20 riders in each class. The winner is the rider with the best overall finish between the two races. Riders collect points toward the provincial championship, and the rider with the most points at the end of the series is crowned champion.
Jayden started racing at the age of six, and this was his second full year of competing, and his first year of travelling.
“It’s just really, really fun,” he beamed.
Jayden, who also plays hockey and attends École Mount Prevost, has already started the transition up into to 65cc 7-11 class. With the summer racing season over, he is looking forward to the upcoming indoor season.
Jayden has had plenty of support from local businesses on his championship quest, including Apex Landscaping. He has also been sponsored on the circuit by FXR, Blackfoot Direct and Leatt. Jayden also wanted to thank his friend and fellow rider Cash Halkyard, the 500cc 4-6 age group champion from Cumberland, for his support this season.
You can follow Jayden on Instagram: @rdebo117