Colona 8-year-old makes motocross nationals

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A local elementary school student qualified to be one of only 42 riders in his class to compete at a prestigious amateur motocross competition.

Brennan Wages, of Colona, Illinois finished sixth out of 64 entries in his class in his first regional competition of the year to qualify for the Red Bull AMA Amateur national Motocross Championships.

The competition happens at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee July 29 through August 4, 2012. 

“The Amateur Nationals at Loretta Lynn’s is the event every motocross racer in the country wants to compete in,” said Event Director Tim Cotter. “A win at the Amateur Nationals gives a rider instant national notoriety and can serve as a springboard to a lucrative professional motocross career.”

Brennan has been riding since he was four years old.  He has won numerous championships and travels across the U.S. most weekends to compete. 

Brennan attends Milliken Elementary School in Geneseo, Illinois.