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Battle Ground student heads to Tennessee for motocross championship

The Columbian

BATTLE GROUND — Daybreak Primary Elementary School second-grader Liam Asselin has qualified to compete in the 39th Annual Monster Energy American Motorcyclist Association Amateur National Motocross Championship, held Aug. 3 to 8 in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. Liam, 6, qualified during a race at Washougal MX Park. “Liam began racing at 4 years old and has endured many trials to get here, including a broken femur and a broken elbow,” his mother, Jessica Asselin, said in an email. “His determination and perseverance to do what he loves has pushed him to be one of the best in the Nation. Liam is one of 42 kids in the U.S. that have qualified to compete in his class at the national championship.” The family has set up a GoFundMe to help supplement costs to attend the event, which, according to its website, is the world’s largest amateur motocross racing program. Of their $5,000 goal, the family has so far raised $540. To donate, visit