It was hot and sunny skies, followed by a rainy downpour for riders at the start of the Fall Series at the Terrace Motocross track July 16 and 17.
President of the Terrace Motocross Association (TMA) Earl Houlden said there were roughly 50 riders with 111 entries, a turnout Houlden said is low for a BCMA race, but still good considering Terrace is the furthest point away for riders to travel in the series.
Day one saw water poured over the track to help keep dust down. Day two was a different story with lots of rain and mud, but Houlden said the riders didn’t seem to mind.
“Our local riders did well, even with the absolute downpour, all the riders were just having a great time,” Houlden said.
“It went from 28 degrees to what felt like 10, still the racing was phenomenal,” Houlden added.
There were two injuries on the track Saturday afternoon from two of the youth riders. One of them sustained a concussion, and the other a concussion, broken arm and knee damage.
Houlden said both are doing well post- race.
He said there was a lot of encouragement over the weekend from out-of-town riders for Terrace to consider applying to host a national race.
“We are considering applying for it, it means a lot of work for us,” Houlden explained.
He explained a national race would bring a lot of people and attention to Terrace.
“It’s as big as it gets for Canadian Motocross,” he said. “It would be huge for this town.”
The TMA was the only Motocross track west of Prince George, although it is now joined by a track in Smithers, which opened last weekend.
The track will be quiet for the next few months as Houlden said the TMA are getting ready to plan a poker run and a fun day race for September.