Two Cree youngsters, Katejun Coonishish and Nathaniel Bosum, are favourites to win at the world motocross championships, to be held in Montreal’s Olympic Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 2I.

An unprecedented nine countries will send racers to the 19th edition of the Motocross Valvoline, the most prestigious international event in the motocross world.

The competition was held just after The Nation was sent to the printer.

Katejun, of Ouje-Bougoumou, has become known in the motocross world as the “King of the Stadium.” At 8, this little speed demon has been noticed by Sports Illustrated.

At this season’s Quebec Motocross Championship, Katejun finished as champion in the 7-8 year olds category with 17 victories and 22 second-place races.

Nathaniel Bosum won the Quebec title in the PeeWee Category (4-6 year olds).

He came first in eight races and finished the season with 27 more points than his closest rival.