Seven-year-old Sooke boy places 1st in motocross race

Jacob Gillie has been dirt biking since he was four and just recently began competing in motocross

Dawn Gibson

Sooke News Mirror

Jacob Gillie had a great time competing in a Westshore Motocross Series Race Event in Langford on Sunday.

Gillie, 7, has been dirt biking since he was four years old and recently began competing in motocross.

Carly Gillie, Gillie’s mother, said she was proud of her son’s accomplishments at the races, and explained that he already has a strong passion for the sport.

”Racing means a lot to him, it’s something he loves doing,” said Carly Gillie. “He’s always counting down the days until his next race. It’s a fun activity for him.”

Gillie placed first in the beginner class against kids ages six to eight and placed fifth in the KTM 50 cc class against kids ages seven to 10. There were approximately seven kids competing in the first race, and 12 competing in the second.

“It’s a lot of fun, a little scary, but also very exciting watching him race,” said Carly Gillie.

The racing events happen approximately once a month, and this was the second race Gillie had ever competed in.

He explained that he wants to stick with it, and has already participated in a racing camp at Western Speedway.

“Racing is lots of fun, I like winning and hitting jumps,” said Gillie.

“I want to learn how to do flips once I’m older.”

Just Posted

Six-year-old boy needs $19,000 a month to treat rare form of arthritis

Mother of sick Sooke boy asks government to help fund treatments

Bird watchers gear up for annual count

Count takes place in Langford, Colwood, Victoria, North and Central Saanich

Oak Bay senior boys basketball takes Tsumura title

Junior and senior teams host Gary Taylor Classic starting Thursday

Site C dam goes ahead, cost estimate now up to $10.7 billion

Premier John Horgan says Christy Clark left him no other choice

Slip back into warm days with CCPA staging of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Canadian College of Performing Arts presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dec. 14 to 16

Youth Against Cancer Club strikes again Island cancer lodge

Oak Bay High students craft decor to outfit the Canadian Cancer Society lodge in Victoria

Environmental groups slam NDP decision to continue with Site C

Construction industry, meanwhile, is cautiously optimistic about how the project will look

Be ladder safe both at work and home

WorkSafeBC wants you to keep safe while hanging those Christmas lights this year

B.C. overdose deaths surpass 1,200

96 people died of illicit drug overdoses in October

Crown appeals stay against Jamie Bacon in Surrey Six killings

B.C.’s prosecution service says judge’s decision reveals ‘errors of law’

Feds agree to give provinces 75 per cent of pot tax revenues

Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced the agreement today

HOMEFINDER: Victoria condo project offers investment opportunity

Below market prices at Vivid at The Yates appealed to young Victoria couple

Red Scorpion associates cuffed in drug-trafficking bust

Kamloops RCMP lay charges in connection to Red Scorpion drug trafficking ring

Most Read