Local 6 Year-Old Competes In National Arenacross Championships

A rising first grader at Neuse Charter School competed this month in the AMSOIL Arenacross Amateur National Championships held at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

Six year-old Hudson Kurtiz of Selma raced against 14 other competitors in the 51cc age 4 to 6 division and finished in fourth place.

Hudson worked hard and considering he has been racing less than two years his fourth place finish was considered a fantastic achievement.

Hudson is the son of Brent and Ashley Kuritz.  Ashley said she is very proud of her son.  “Hudson puts in a lot of time and effort and has worked hard to become a better racer, so it was good to see him finish so well. We’re all so very proud of him.”

Hudson will race in Ohio on June 2nd and in Virginia on June 9th to quality for the AMA National Motorcross Championships scheduled July 30 – August 4th in Hurricane Mills, TN.

Hudson credits his father for his interest in racing. “My Daddy taught me how to ride a motorbike and we went riding and I liked going fast,” he said.

Hudson said he wants to be a motorcross racer when he gets bigger. He also wants to attend NC State.