Motocross riders represent Terrace on the road

Terrace Motocross Association (TMXA) riders are sitting high in the provincial standings.

  • Tue Aug 28th, 2012 5:00am
  • Sports

Seven-year-old Connor McCarron

As the motocross season nears the finish line, with just one more weekend of racing on Sept. 15 and 16 in Prince George, Terrace Motocross Association (TMXA) riders are sitting high in the provincial standings.

Terrace’s riders travel around the province all spring and summer to British Columbia Motocross Association (BCMA) events. This season saw eight weekend events in Prince George, Quesnel, Williams Lake, Smithers and here in Terrace.

Each weekend includes two full motocross races (one Saturday and one Sunday) for a total of 16 motos each season. Each moto consists of two races, one in the morning and one in the afternoon in each class.

“Many riders ride in 2 or 3 events which normally means 4 or 6 races each day,” said Ken Parkes of the TMXA.

The riders who attend these events “have represented Terrace well,” he said.

“These riders promote our track and our area, and in turn many of the provincial riders learn about the Terrace track and are encouraged to come to Terrace for our two events” he said, noting that the race in July hosted many people from out of town who stayed an extra week to camp and fish.

“The TMXA has spawned several new riders in the Terrace/Kitimat area that are now going out and making a mark on the provincial scene and placing high in the Provincial BCMA standings,” he said.

Here are the standings:

Ty Calcutt is sitting in first place in Jr.  MX1 and Jr. MX3.
Rice Brandt and Evan Pinto are first and second place respectively in Jr. B.
Andrew Kennedy is first place in MX1.
Jessie Lanterman is second place in schoolboy.
Joey Parkes is second place in 85cc 12 – 16-year-old.

Austin Devost holds third place in a tight battle for the 65cc class and seven-year-old Connor McCarron is ranked third in 50cc seven to eight-year-old class, for his first year racing.