Seven-year-old from Potsdam to compete in motocross tournament in Tennessee
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 9:10 am

Chase Sessions has won an impressive array of awards as a motocross racer.

Seven-year-old Chase Sessions of Potsdam has qualified to compete in the largest amateur motocross race in the world later this month.

The Norwood-Norfolk student will be headed down to Loretta Lynn’s ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee for the 31st annual American Motocross Association’s Amateur National Motocross for the races July 29 through Aug. 4.

Young Sessions has had remarkable success so far in the competitions on winding and hilly dirt-track courses, running bikes with engines of less than half a liter’s displacement.

Sessions has been racing for two of his seven years.

He has won 25 first-place and six second-place finishes and competes nearly every weekend at Upstate MX tracks near Syracuse.

Chase will compete with 43 racers in the U.S. to attempt to rank at the National. Chase will be competing in the “50” class.

He is hoping for some support from fans to help them with the expense of a racing team on the road.

Sessions will take the long journey to Tennessee along with his parents Amy LaCroix and Harry Sessions, grandparents Jay and Sandy Harris, siblings, and Uncle Wade Sessions.

They can use assistance with lodging, food, travel expenses racing costs and entry fees. Donations and a wish of “good luck” can be sent to Chase Sessions, 941 Old Market Road, Potsdam, N.Y. 13676.