Krutop speeds to nationals

Tavin Krutop. Photo supplied.

Sun Peaks’ Tavin Krutop has spent the last three months chasing his dream of qualifying for the Walton TransCan Grand National Championship in Walton, Ont. August 13 to 16. Krutop qualified for the national event after a successful three month season at the regional level.

The event is Canada’s largest amateur motocross race. The 11-year-old was one of 42 competitors across Canada to qualify in his age group and class after finishing first in both the 65cc 10/11 and 65cc open classes in B.C.

“The Grand National Championship at Walton Raceway is the event every motocross racer in Canada aims to compete in,” said event director Brett Lee in a release. “A win at the TransCan Amateur Grand National Championship gives a rider instant national notoriety and can serve as a springboard to a lucrative professional motocross career.”

Many of Canada’s top motocross racers including champions Colton Facciotti and Kaven Benoit have won TransCan Canadian Motocross Grand National Amateur Championships at Walton Raceway before becoming professional racers.

The track at this year’s event will feature a variety of jumps, corners, and obstacles that are designed to test the skill and stamina of the competitors.

Krutop, who has brought home four championships since joining the RTR team said he can’t wait for the upcoming event. His family credited his success to the support they’ve received from the Dube family, Sage Deverell, Derrick Bannister, and Rosco at Horsepower Ranch. 

He is sponsored by local dealership RTR Performance, Parts Canada, Alpinestars, 100%, and Powder Ventures Excavating. 

“Lastly, we want to thank the fast pros we love to watch; Jess Pettis, Shawn Maffenbeier, Ryan Lockhart, and Kyle Beaton for their attitude, leadership, and encouragement,” the Krutop family wrote in a statement.