In any sport, turning pro at 16 is rare. Motocross rider Jonah Brittons is among the select few who have accomplished the feat.
In the summer of 2017, Brittons broke onto the Rockstar Energy Drink professional circuit. At his first pro race in Kamloops, he placed 23rd overall in the 250cc class. Brittons adjusted to the new level quickly, however, and found himself with a trio of top-eight finishes in the first seven stops on the 10-race tour. At that point, he was 13th overall in the standings. He finished the year 35th overall after encountering some difficulties the rest of the way.
In 2018, Brittons proved he belonged with the best riders around when he finished 14th overall on the Rockstar loop.
In his final year as an amateur, Brittons claimed CMRC Eastern Canadian Championships in the MX1 and MX 3 intermediate classes in Deschambault, Que.