Youth N.D. motocross racers preparing for indoor season
Two local youth motocross races, Jerzee St. Croix (6), of Minot, and Cash Peterson (7), of Ryder, are looking to build off championship outdoor motocross seasons.
St. Croix and Peterson both race in the North Dakota Motocross Association (NDMA) circuit. The circuit consists of 20 race days at four different tracks across North Dakota. Their outdoor motocross season began in March and ended in September.
This was St. Croix’s first full season of racing and Peterson’s second full year.
St. Croix finished the season with 821 points and the champion of the NDMA 50cc 4-6 class, while Peterson finished the season with a championship in the 50cc 7-8 class, a runner-up finish in the 65cc 7-9 class and a fifth-place finish in the 85cc 9-11 class.
The duo turned their attention to the indoor supercross series in November and will travel once a month to Rapid City, S.D., to race at the 4GMX arena cross series. They have completed two rounds of the 4GMX series and have three left. Both have taken home a trophy in all their classes for the past two months.
St. Croix and Peterson hope to qualify for the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn Ranch. To do so, the boys will have to complete a two-step process: an area qualifier where you must place in the top eight, and from there you must place in the top six at the Regional Qualifier.