A letter from 14 year old Brett’s father Grant McCormick
In 2 years of mini roadracing in Western Canada it is amazing to see the growth in opportunity for kids, youth and adults to learn how to ride on the pavement, while at the same time honing their roadracing skills.
While motocross has been sport of choice for parents to expose their young kids to the joys of motorcycling, the mini roadracing clubs of Western Canada have come together with an alternative that is safe, clean and just as fun. Actually, the two sports compliment each other, and participating in both is a best case scenario for kids developing their bike handling skills.
Brett McCormick is a great example of the new opportunities made possible by the popularity and recognition that is now made possible by mini roadracing in Western Canada. Since moving from dirt to pavement, Brett has found his niche. In 2 years of mini roadracing, 14 year BrettÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s numerous National and club championships have not gone unnoticed.
For the 2006 season, Bret has acquired dealer support from both Yamaha and Buell/Harley-Davidson. This means that Pacific Yamaha in Vancouver BC, Proline Yamaha in Saskatoon SK, Deeley Buell Harley-Davison of Vancouver BC, and Redline Harley Davidson in Saskatoon SK will all support Brett as he takes the next step racing the Canadian Nationals in Both the Amateur 600 Super Sport and Canadian Thunder Series. Also on board supporting Brett will be Canadian distributor Motovan. 14 year old Brett is the youngest Canadian to ever have this oppportunity.
An undertaking of this magnitude would not be possible without the support from all these people, especially Steve Dick. It also would not be possible without the exposure and skills gained by mini roadracing with the AMRA (Alberta Mini Roadracing Association), SMRA (Saskatchewan Mini Roadracing Association), PCMRC (Pacific Coast Mini Roadracing Club), CIMRA (Central Interior Mini Roadracing Association), and Core Racing in Lethbridge AB. The indoor racing at the motorcycle shows in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver is also instrumental in exposing our sport not only to the general public, but to the motorcycle industry itself. Hats off to Canadian Champions such as Clint McBain, Frances Martin, Don Munroe and Jordan Szoke for adding hugely to the legitimacy of our sport by participating in the indoor shows as well as coming out to our local races.
So all you families out there, donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t hesitate to join our mini roadrace family in having some of the most fun available on 2-wheels. Not only do we all learn bike skills; the friends we make and the life skills we learn are priceless. And who knows . . . Ã¢â‚¬Å“little JohnnyÃ¢â‚¬Â might be the next Ã¢â‚¬Å“Jordan SzokeÃ¢â‚¬Â! ! !
Grant McCormick A proud Canadian Father
FOUR FOR FOUR !
Brett McCormick, Saskatoons Star Cleans up at the Canadian Mini Road Racing National
Brett won all 4 qualifiers and all 6 races to give him 4 National Championship titles while defending two titles from last year. He canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t say enough about his stock suspended Yamaha YZ85 and a stock Yamaha TTR125L! They really proved to be the best bikes out there, which gave him the right tools to get the job done.