KBMX Motocross Race
by Scott A. Sumner
The Northern Ontario Superior Dirt Riders held their 3rd race of the 2015 season at the Kakabeka KBMX track. On a sunny and thunder storm threatening day a large group of all ages from 4 to over 40 gathered to race motorcycles on a track developed by the late Brian Vanlenthe. Kenny Mandryk had his 18th birthday that day and was rewarded with a great series of race wins in several classes. “ I started riding motorcycles at age 3 and it is definitely what I live my life for.” During the weekdays Kenny works at Ideal Kitchen Cabinets and builds and install cabinets. He races on the weekends.
“ We are going to a few national races this year including Milleville near Minneapolis and Walton, Ontario for the Canadian Nationals. Today I did three motos so far and got all three wins.”said Kenny. “ Motocross is all about cardio . You have to run. Many of the guys workout in the morning and then just ride all day. The best thing to do is just ride.”
This year Kenny raced in his first snocross race at Spirit Mountain. “ My first heat race I won and then third in the next to get to the main and got 7th overall in Amateur.” said Kenny. “ Excalibur Motorcyle helps me out a lot. My dad Kevin helps out the most.He is a mechanic and works at Car Start. Walton is the Canadian National where all amateurs can go to prove themselves. I would like a top 10. Last year I got 9th.” Kenny rides a 2015 Kawasaki 250 class and will be getting a 450 machine shortly.