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Cailum Neville of Sydney River, left, and Max Moeller of Mabou get air on the same jump during a 125/250 novice race at the Loch Lomond Race Series at Loch Lomond Motocross track on Sept. 15. Neville placed eighth in the 125 race, while Moeller was third in the 250 race.
Gavyn MacLellan of Dingwall, left, and Nathan Mugford of Sydney head over the hill during a 125/250 novice race. MacLellan finished in first place, while Mugford placed second.
Gavyn MacLellan of Dingwall tears through the mud in an 85CC race. MacLellan crossed the finish line in first place and was named top rider.
Matt Summerell of Reserve Mines makes a jump during the +25/+40 race. He would place second in the +25 division.
Andrew Pastuck of River Ryan comes around a turn as he competes in the 250 division. The riders had to contend with not only the course, but the wet and muddy conditions.
Dan Neil race in the +40 event. Neil, 53, of North Sydney, was the oldest competitor racing in Sunday's event. He also wore an action camera on his helmet for the Cape Breton Post so we could get some footage.
Lucas Wilcox competes in the 65CC division.
Wade Dobson turns up some dirt.
Riders rev up at the starting line prior to the start of the Devon Gilbert Memorial Class race. The race is for youth riders ages 15-20 and proceeds from that class go to a scholarship fund in Gilbert’s name.
Ryan Mancini gets some air during the Devon Gilbert Memorial Race.
Zander Foster races in the 50CC event.
Hunter MacDonald competes in the 85CC race.
Rider Leland MacDonald of Marion Bridge heads over a hill during a 50CC race. MacDonald finished in first place.
From left, Hunter MacDonald, Nathan Mugford, Liam Webber, Leland MacDonald, Ashton Vickers and Luke Cameron are shown prior to racing at Loch Lomond Motocross on Sept. 15. Hunter MacDonald, Leland MacDonald, Mugford, Vickers and Cameron race the Atlantic MRC circuit all season and are all members of Loch Lomond Motocross. Webber has competed and travelled across Canada in the pro ranks of the Rockstar Triple Crown Motocross.
About 75 riders flung mud around turns and got some major air time during the Loch Lomond Race Series at the Loch Lomond Motocross track on Sept. 15.
The riders range in age from four to 53 and many of the racers compete on the Maritime circuit. The final race of the season is set for Oct. 13.
The Loch Lomond Race Series is run entirely by 15 volunteers that lend their time. Sponsorships also play a key role in keeping the series going. Dave Shaw of Sydney, co-track manager with Theo Felix, said the event is not just all about motocross racing but is a family event as well.
Cape Breton Post reporter T.J. Colello trudged through the muck for photos and video of the riders in action.