Toronto Supercross | KTM Junior Challenge

March 2, 2017

by Dawn McClintock

KTM Junior photos by Krystyn Slack

Following the Atlanta Supercross our hearts sunk when we heard the news that 10 of the KTM 50 SX bikes had been stolen from the trailer right in the hotel parking lot. Its not been the first time this has happened and Atlanta seems to have a checkered history for this…flashback to 2006 when the Canadian Blackfoot Honda team had their bikes stolen too. Let’s hope the karma police pay these thieves a visit and they are able to retrieve the bikes.

When the chips are down, everyone rallies and helps in this industry. Ten brand new KTM 50 SX bikes were made available at the Canadian office and special parts were being shipped to get the bikes race ready for the kids this weekend. So things will go as planned and we are off to the races.

Here at FXR we are very proud to report that we will have 4 of our little rockstars lining up to be part of the KTM Junior pack this weekend. Yes, FXR is invading supercross in every class this time around it seems. Here is a quick bio on them so those who are attending this weekend in Toronto can cheer them on. All the best guys. We know you will do us proud.

 

 

 


DAMON ELLIOTT — #6

Age: 7
Race#: 77
Hometown: Ingersoll, ON
Bikes: KTM 50, Kawasaki KX 65
Instagram: damon_elliott_77
Race Series: AMO, TVR, CMRC
Favourite Track: Gopher Dunes, Courtland, ON
Favourite Pro Rider: Ryan Dungey
What is the best part of getting to race the KTM Challenge?: Hopefully meeting Ryan Dungey and hanging out there with my friends…., oh ya riding on a Supercross track with all the people cheering
Who are your sponsors: FXR, MP1 Suspension, Nihilo Concepts, 6D Helmets, Factory Seat and Fuel Clothing Canada

 


JACOB CARNEY — #3

Age:  7
Race#: 14
Hometown: Caledon, ON
Bikes: 2016 KTM 50 & 2015 KTM 65
Instagram: carney.jb
Race Series: OO/WEC,  plus this year some AMO, MMRS and ANQ (making it to Walton Transcan is a goal)
Favourite Track: Motopark, Chatsworth, ON
Favourite Pro Rider: Ryan Dungey
What is the best part of getting to race the KTM Challenge?: I get to ride on the same track as the pros.
Who are your sponsors: FXR Racing, Midas Orangeville and Platinum RV

 


BEN KONGMANY — #2

Age: 8
Race#:
76
Hometown: Bond Head, ON
Bikes: 2016 KTM 50 SXS, 2016 KTM 50 SXS, 2015 KTM 65 SX
Instagram: @ben_kongmany76
Race Series: AMO/MMRS & AMA
Favourite Track: Motopark
Favourite Pro Rider: Ryan Dungey
What is the best part of getting to race the KTM Challenge?: Racing on the same track as the pros and being in front of my home town where all my family and friends can come and cheer me on. I’m also racing with many of my Moto Buddies!
Who are your sponsors: FXR, ATLAS, 100%, Forma Boots,MD Distributions, Deaf Family, Team Holeshot Motosports, Crabby Joe’s Bradford

 


COOPER WALLIS — #7

Age: 7
Race#: 67
Hometown: Freelton, ON
Bikes: 2016 KTM 50SX, 2017 KTM 50SX
Instagram: coopermx67
Race Series: AMO/MMRS
Favourite Track: Area 51 and Moto Park
Favourite Pro Rider: Ryan Dungey
What is the best part of getting to race the KTM Challenge?: The best part is all the people watching in the stands.
Who are your sponsors: Team Holeshot Motorsports, FXR, KTM, Apex Cycle, Forma Boots, 6D Helmets, 100% Goggles, Deft Gloves, Dunlop Tires, MP1 Suspension, Atlas, Mika Metals