2013 – Round #8

The 8th and second last round of the series was in Moncton, New Brunswick. It was yet another great weekend for weather, race fans and ministry.

At riders meeting devotion, I talked about putting power into your life by achieving your dreams.

Achievers are believers: they believe in themselves and in life.

“If you can believe, all things are possible to those who believe.” (Mark 9:23)

What dreams in life would you have, if you knew you could not possibly fail?

What particular dream do you think would make you happiest and the most fulfilled?

Firstly, have total faith: in yourself and most of all, in God- who cares deeply about you and BELIEVE that God, your Creator will ensure the outcome that is best for you even when things look bleak.

Discover the awesome Power of a Dream – a vision for the future that will capture your entire heart at the deepest level. Within your spirit, open your mind and allow God to speak to you through your subconscious mind.

Your dream must be supported with ACTION. Achievers are dreamers and DOERS. Take small steps and you’ll find that one step leads to another and remember  “Rome wasn’t built in a day.”

Develop a ‘God Consciousness’. TRUST God and His Holy Spirit for the successful outcome to your endeavours. It WILL happen, though sometimes not in your own time-frame or according to your expectations. But always remember, God’s dreams are far bigger than we could ever imagine ourselves.

Develop a Desire to see the dream come to life. It is important to stay motivated daily, it will inspire and energize you by giving you a sense of PURPOSE. Only YOU have the power to kill your dream. Nothing is impossible to the person whose vision becomes a dream and follows God.

Do not surrender to negative assumptions.(Eg.”I’m too old, a woman, have no money, no resources, no contacts”). Challenge the odds that are against you. As the proverb says, “where there’s a will, there’s a way”.

Be patient. Like a good wine, a great dream usually takes many years to mature and blossom. When nothing seems to be happening or going according to your plan, don’t give up hope.

Be open and flexible in your strategies to achieve your goals and dreams. “There are many ways to skin a cat”.

If one road on the path to achieving your dreams gets blocked, go around the back way-It’s okay to take a detour. If you get stuck on what to do, ask God for the answer about which path ahead to take, through prayer.

Never give up on the core of your dream. Ask yourself this vital question: What are the alternatives to NOT dreaming it? And only YOU can set your mind to achieving it.


From Gavin…

Hello Again Everyone,

This past weekend we were in the beautiful province of New Brunswick, where we raced at River Glade MX in Moncton. It was another superb weekend for racing.

Saturday morning started the weekend off right with a fun, and relaxed game of golf, courtesy of team sponsor and supporter, Brent Carlson (Mainland Sand and Gravel). Brent and Trevor Carlson, Eric Jeffery, and myself enjoyed a great morning of golf and fellowship with one another.  We wouldn’t stop there, as we would later join up with the rest of the Redemption Racing family for dinner and our Saturday evening bible study. During our study time, Accountability was talked about, and how we are accountable to each other as believers of Christ. With love being the foundation, God intends us to help one another in this area of our lives. Here is what some scriptures tell us about the power of Accountability Partners:

•                “But encourage each other, while it is still called today, so that none of you is hardened by sin’s deception” (-Hebrews 3:13)

•                “Without guidance, people fall, but with many counselors there is deliverance” (-proverbs 11:14)

•                 “Iron sharpens iron, andone man sharpens another” (-Proverbs 27:17)

Moto 1 Recap

At the drop of the gate in Moto 1, my GP Bikes KTM would launch me out to a second place start. I would quickly find myself off the pace of the leaders and would slip outside the top 5. I pushed the limits the best I could, but just have been unable to find the speed needed to stay up front this season. I would finish moto 1 with a 9th place.

Moto 2 Recap

At the start of moto 2, things would not go as well as the start in moto 1. I wheelied too much out of the gate and I would quickly get pinched off and shuffled to the back of the pack. All I could do was put my head down and charge through the pack as fast as I could. Getting close to the top 10, and knocking on the door, I would unfortunately suffer a flat front tire. At only lap 4, I made the choice to continue to race. Being limited to how fast I could go and how I could maneuver the track I began to slip backwards losing valuable spots. Determined to finish the race and salvage points, I would unfortunately begin to lose my exhaust system which fell off on the last lap. It’s an unfortunate part of racing, but it did however result in disqualifying me for moto2. Rules are the rules and we must abide by them.

I am very thankful to get through another weekend safe and healthy. All I know to do is to continue to work weekly trying to get better both on and off the track.

As the 2013 season quickly approaches the end, we will go into our final weekend break to prepare for the Walton Transcan national.

I am on high “Baby Alert”, with my wife- Shena, rapidly approaching her due date with our first child (a baby girl). So there is no confirmation as to whether I will be there for sure just yet, but there is a good chance I will see ya’all one last time this season to fellowship.

I am thankful to have this platform to race and glorify my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

I also want to thank my Wife, my Parents, my Church, COGI Athletics, Next Level Training & Motivation, as well as all the sponsors and supporters of Redemption Racing for their continued prayers and support!



From Eric….

In the first moto, I didn’t get the greatest jump off of the gate and was around mid-pack. I made quite a few passes on the first lap and got up to around 15th where I ran for most of the moto until about 4 laps left, where I then put on a charge and passed up to 13th. Two laps later, however, I made a small mistake and slid out in a corner causing me to slip back to 15th– which is where I finished. In the second moto, I got a great jump off of the gate and was running top 10 for a while until a few mistakes caused me to lose a few positions. I tried to put on a charge and regain those positions but I ran out of juice and ended up 13th for 13th overall on the day. God always keeps me safe especially on a weekend like this when there were rocks the size of baseballs flying by your head!!! I’m grateful for the week off to recuperate and get ready for the last round at Walton where I will try and reach my goal of 15th overall in points. See you there, and don’t forget to come during the week and cheer my brothers on 🙂

We have a weekend off before the last round of the 2013 Canadian national series in Walton, Ontario. This is your last chance to connect with the racing community this season! God has done some amazing things this summer through Redemption Racing and we look forward to what He has in store for the last round. Hope to see you at Walton!!


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GP bikes, Jeffery Homes, Tisco Industrial Services, Boot Trucking, Mainland Sand and Gravel, Wild West Fencing,, Fly racing, Dragon, Sunstar, Gamma, KTM, Hot Cams, Pivot Works, Vertex, Hindle Exhaust, Dubya, Renthal, Cycra, Friesen Plastic Products, SDG, Dunlop, K&N, Renegade, Hinson, Matrix, Superior Suspension Settings, Coastal Coffee & Contact Welding Supplies.