A number of motocross racers from the 100 Mile House area had some impressive finishes in Williams Lake recently.
Tyler Glover, 14, of 70 Mile House, won the Junior B category on Sept. 14, crossing the line first and third in two races that day. He finished eighth overall in Junior B on Sept. 15 with a 13th and fourth place finish.
The weekend also started out well for Brad Perron, 16, of Lac la Hache. Perron raced to his best finish of the year on Sept. 14, going third and 12th in two races, good enough for fifth in the Junior MX-2 category.
“I got a really good start,” Perron says.
“I was able to keep people behind me the whole race. You have to make sure you take the right lines, so they can’t go inside on you and cut you off.”
Perron finished ninth overall in Junior MX-2 on Sept. 15 and last place in the Schoolboy category on Sept. 14 after he crashed in the first race of the day.
“I kind of got cut off a little bit and turned so I wouldn’t hit him, and my front tire hit off a rut and I went up a bank and fell over. I twisted my ankle, but it wasn’t that bad.”
Patrick Griffin of 100 Mile House finished eighth overall in Junior MX-2 on Sept. 15 and 11th overall on Sept. 14.
Michael Cowell from 70 Mile House went second overall in Beginner MX-2 on Sept. 14.
Levi Townsend of 100 Mile House won the Beginner MX-2 on Sept. 15, while Kayde Crossen of 100 Mile House finished second.
The next British Columbia Motocross Association event goes Sept. 21-22 in Prince George before the final races in Ashcroft, Sept. 28-29.
Perron says he’s looking forward to racing in Prince George this weekend.
“They changed the track up a little bit and I’m excited to see the changes they made to it.”