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Motocross season gears up in Terrace, B.C.

Motocross season in Terrace, B.C. got off to a quick start May 11 and 12 at the Terrace Motocross track.  - Tanya McCarron
Motocross season in Terrace, B.C. got off to a quick start May 11 and 12 at the Terrace Motocross track.
— image credit: Tanya McCarron

BC Motocross Championship Series Rounds 7 and 8 happened May 11 and 12 at the Terrace Motocross track, located right across from the new industrial site on the Kitimat highway.

And Sunday was an Amateur National Qualifier event for those who wanted a spot held to race in the National series.

The Terrace track has been called one of the best tracks in B.C and in Canada by some riders who have travelled across Canada and to the United States – all  thanks to Northwest Community College’s Heavy Equipment Operator Training Course which happens at the local track, said motocross volunteer Tanny Donecz.

“These guys have done an amazing job,” she said.

The weekend saw a Terrace Cash Challenge open to pro and intermediate riders with pro rider Brock Hoyer coming from Williams Lake. Hoyer recently travelled to Seattle and qualified for Super cross, but didn’t make the main event due to regular racing challenges like pile ups in front and his own wipeout.

Intermediate Rider Jesse Pettis from Prince George, a regular at the Terrace races, showed up to grab some cash – and he did just that, taking second place.

Hoyer took first and intermediate rider Rob Hawrys from Vanderhoof, a last minute addition, rounded out third place.

The BC Motocross Association has seen a huge increase in rider entries from last year – this year they’re seeing big move-ups in all classes, especially in the Intermediate and Pro classes, meaning heavy competition.

We have some great local talent who participate in the BC Championship series, said Donecz, and some who like to just come out and play in their backyard. If ever you’re out and about our way, come check out the Terrace Motocross Track. This weekend sees a fun ride event in Smithers and the next races in town are Rounds 12 and 13 of the BCMA Championship Series July 20 and 21.

 

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