For Winfield motocross rider Seth Weintz, getting to the top of three different classes of motocross racing is all about practice and focus.
Weintz, a 14-year-old student at George Elliot school in Winfield, finished the spring motocross racing season in first place in B.C. in the 85 cc, super mini and school boy categories of the Canadian Motocross Racing Corporation.
“It feels so good to win,” said Weintz, who practices at the Bear Creek motocross track or on the track his dad built on the family property. “I usually get a pretty fast start getting out of the gate.”
Weintz began riding motocross bikes when he was just four-years-old but only began competing two years ago. Once he got the taste of competition something clicked.
“I like racing and competing more than just riding,” he said.
“You’re always racing on a different track and moving up with bigger and faster bikes. It’s an adrenaline rush.”
Weintz isn’t the only family member who is a racer. He goes up against his 12-year-old brother Ajay, who competes in the same class, which features riders from 12 to 16 years of age.
In the B.C. Motorcycle Association South Series 85 cc competition for boys aged 12 to 16, Weintz roared past the competition, winning the overall points race with 318 and winning each of the seven events.
Coming in third in the category was brother Ajay.
It was much the same story for the elder Weintz in the Supermini and School Boy divisions with Seth placing first and losing only a handful of races along the way.
He jokes that it is also important to stay ahead of his kid brother and says practising a lot is the key to his success.
“I just like riding and practising a lot,” he said, adding that he would love to have a future in the sport. “I would like to go pro and race for a pro team.”
The CMRC racing series is now idle for the summer but will start up in September with a sanctioned race at the Bear Creek motocross track.