Croswell doubles up on home track


He races in the class reserved for rookies but he sure doesn’t race like one.
Trevor Croswell of Emo had the best weekend of his rookie campaign on the Superior Dirt Riders Northern Ontario motocross tour, on the track he knows best, as he claimed the title both days in the MX3 Beginner category at the Emo Motocross course.
The wins also vaulted Croswell into first place in the MX3 Beginner standings with 139 points at the halfway point of the six-event season–putting him 27 clear of runner-up Cody Marshall of Dorion (112).
He had more trouble competing in the Vet 40+ class, ending up in fifth place on Saturday and then fourth on Sunday to sit third overall with 100 points behind division leader Earl Reimer of Waldhof (150) and Bernard Oleksuk of Neebing (124).
Brandon Croswell tried his best to match his dad’s output–and had some good outcomes of his own.
The younger rider was second in the 85cc age 12-16 division Saturday while also placing third in the Super Mini class.
Then on Sunday, he was third in both categories.
He currently sits in fourth in the 85cc age 12-16 points race with 107 and is in a fourth-place tie in the Super Mini division with Cooper Lavigne of International Falls (96).
Dylan Tessier of Devlin, one of several new competitors from Rainy River District on the circuit this season, topped the 85cc age seven-11 group Sunday, a day after finishing second in that same class.
He presently sits in fourth in the standings (95 points).
Tessier also competed in the Super Mini category, ending up eighth on Saturday and then sixth on Sunday to put himself seventh overall (57).
Pat Blair of Finland, another tour first-timer, posted a third-place showing in his MX3 Beginner debut Saturday, then backed that up with fourth place Sunday to put himself in a tie for ninth place overall with Vicki Vezina of Thunder Bay (71).
Blair also was 10th in the MX3 Intermediate group on Saturday, but chose not to race that event Sunday.
Lane Hyatt of Emo was third in the MX3 Intermediate class Saturday while also finishing 12th in the MX3 Junior category.
He slipped one spot in the MX3 Intermediate on Sunday, but bumped himself up to 10th in MX3 Junior.
Hyatt is third overall in MX3 Intermediate (74 points) and 14th in MX3 Junior (38).
John Gavel of Stratton, who stepped away from the organizational aspect of the Emo races after being in charge for several years, finished in fourth place in the Vet 40+ group Saturday.
He then was fifth in the same event Sunday to secure fifth place in the standings (52 points).
Gavel also added the MX3 Open to his Sunday repertoire after skipping it on Saturday, winding up in 11th place to put himself 18th overall in points (22).
Emo brothers Cole and Alex Kreger, meanwhile, were busy tearing up the muddy track themselves.
Cole was sixth in the Schoolboy group both days, and seventh in the MX3 Beginner class Saturday before placing 10th on Sunday.
He is fifth in the Schoolboy standings with 77 points and tied for sixth in the MX3 Beginner division with Curtis Oleksuk of Neebing (74).
Alex was seventh in the 85cc age seven-11 group on Saturday, then grabbed fifth place Sunday.
He sits in seventh place overall (59) and also is 12th in the 65cc PeeWee age seven-11 division (27), an event which he did not take part in on the weekend.
Fort Frances racer Landon Flinders was 10th in the 65cc PeeWee age seven-11 class in his inaugural motocross race Saturday.
Flinders then proved to be a quick study, battling his way up to eighth Sunday to sit in 10th in the standings (49 points).
Dawson Pollard of Fort Frances was entered in the same division for Sunday after not competing Saturday
But Pollard was unable to start the race, leaving him in 13th place in the division (10 points).
Superior Dirt Riders travels to Kakabeka Falls for its next race day July 8.