Colton Shepherd scrubb’n the finish line.

Colton Shepherd scrubb’n the finish line.

Quesnel’s Motocross Racer “Nickolet” holding onto first

Williams Lake hosted a BCMA sanctioned event last weekend with a huge turn out from the Quesnel Racer’s.

Williams Lake hosted a BCMA sanctioned event last weekend with a huge turn out from the Quesnel Racer’s.

The weather always plays a big factor on the outdoor tracks and as mother nature would have it, Saturday looked promising with a few showers to keep the dust down, but then it began to pour.

However, the race went on with racers from all over the province and from as far away as Alberta, from the ages of four on 50 cc bikes to more than 40 on 450’s.

All levels of racer’s from Quesnel showed up to race in most of all the classes including the Ladies class.

For #671, Jackson Nickolet, it was another big win, both Saturday and Sunday as he’s been following the circuit competing against some new competition from the south in the intermediate class.

Nickolet rode clean and hard which paid off and had an awesome weekend.

“This track is awesome, I just love it,” Nickolet said.

Colton Shepherd, #82, also racing in the intermediate class took third place both Saturday and Sunday racing along side Nickolet.

Quesnel’s newest and youngest racer, Kanyon Swaan, at the age of four, raced his very first motocross race on Sunday, with smiles from ear to ear as he crossed over the finish line to get his checkered flag.

Big brother, Blaise, also racing on a 50 cc, took a second place over all in his class.

In the Ladies class, Kassey Morrison, age 14 moved up in the ranks since a beginner racer early in the season to take a second place trophy on Saturday, but ended up wiping out during a pass in her last moto, putting an end to her racing for the weekend.

New rider, Kye Williams raced in Beginner MX3, making us all proud by taking a third place trophy, as well as Haiden Watson winning a second place trophy in School Boy, alongside his dad Brian Watson winning second in the Vet Masters.

In the 85cc class, 12 – 16-year-olds, Spencer O’Flynn easily and confidently took the first place trophy.

Dayne Cutrell raced in the Super Mini class and proudly took home third place.

This weekend, BCMA and the Peace River Motocross Association will host a combination of the two series in Chetwynd, with racers Nickolet, Shepherd and Cutrell competing once again to hold onto their titles.

Aug. 30 – 31 will be a non-sanctioned event in Prince George for the B.C. Championship, sponsored by Printwerx for the Printwerx Cup Championship Title.

Kamloops has officially had to cancel the last event for BCMA on Sept. 20 – 21, making Quesnel’s race on Sept. 6 – 7 the final sanctioned event for BCMA 2014.

Here in our home town, for the first time ever, hosting three sanctioned events,  bringing racer’s from all over the north and south to battle it out for all final points of the year.

–Sumbitted by Gerri Shepherd