The sun was shining, it was extremely warm but the kids were all lined up for another great practice and coaching session. A big thank you to Zach for stepping up and running the Club Coaching in Darien's absence. Last night we also had a couple of other people out there as well. The club would like to thank Billy Ratcliff and Jason Adams. Great job! Also thanks to everyone that came out on Sunday in the rain and cleaned up the straights. The track is looking might smooth.
Recycled Trophy Race was a hit!! We had 56 riders and 4 Half Trackers show up to take part in a very fun, but windy race!!! Billy Ratcliff was the big 50/50 Winner, as well Kylia Schellenberg, Nicole Wilson, and Trent Sheppard all took home Rider prizes!! The night ended with the always fun LeMans Race and cake for all!! One of our newest riders Inderjit won an awesome Canada Gear Bag from the draw at the Canada Day Parade, and he rode in his first half track race. Way to go Inder!!!
Thanks for coming out to race!!!
Zach is one of our Senior Rider Reps and in Darien's absence has stepped up and will be doing some coaching. Zach will be providing club coaching tonight from 5 - 6 pm. This is first time, so we are going to limit it to 10 spots.The weather is great. Hope to see everyone out tonight for practice.
Unfortunatly Darien is away this week and there will be no Club Coaching tonight, but regular gate practice will be happening at its usual time. Hope to see you there at 5:00 pm.
What another fantastic night of racing at Abbotsford BMX! We had 4 more NEW full track riders... sorry I didn’t get you with your 1st race trophies – but proud parents and friends, feel free to post them right up on the facebook page for all to see! There was tough competition on all fronts, including the half track! WE also had a MAIN again in our 7 Novice category with Gryphin Smid taking the win and Tyson Schellenberg in close 2nd! Rumour has it that Gryphin may be moving up next week? J The 6 novice class may be smaller but the competition was just as fierce as Sydney McIntosh took the win in the first round, Jordan Pare took the win in the 2nd round and then Justin Trefry took it in the 3rd.... when the dust settled, it was GIRL power all the way with Sydney taking the overall win for the night! Team Paul was out in full force tonight in the older guys cruiser class... (even with their own reserved parking spots) and I was pleasantly surprised that Brad Snider decided to keep on the track through the whole race ... lol... the were two races going on in that class during the last round with Paul Knight and Brad Snider head to head for 1st and 2nd and farther back on the track, but non the less impressive, was the race for 3rd and 4th between Kevin Zilcosky and Dean Chalmers-Owega! Be sure to check out the full results on the results tab!
Congrats to our Rider Draw Winners: Justin Trefry, Dean Chalmers-Owega and Natasha Zilcosky!
Photo by Jules Chalmers-Owega
Our 50/50 Winner – Lish Lackovic, wants to thank the 50/50 girls for their hard work – Jordan and Keanna and their helpers!
And other than thanking all the volunteers that put racing together and made it fun, we have to give props (Bragging Rights) to Colby Baxter for earning tonights win on the Le Mans race... once again the most popular race of the night!
What a fantastic night for our first Wednesday night race of the summer season! The new re-worked track is getting dialed in by the riders, and the weather is co-operating on hardening it up!
Big shout out to Darien and especially Dave for the extra grooming to get the track race ready - you guys rock! We also have to send out a Big Thanks to all the other volunteers who helped with the work parties that made it all happen, including the dirt donation and last minute delivery by Star Trucking, donation by Valley Gravel and all the equipment from our community supporters including The Cat Rental Store and Westerra Equipment, and we have to give it up for our AWESOME track builder, Adam Muys!
We had a great turn out... even getting a MAIN for the 7 Novice Class! Woot! Woot! - Congrats to Gryphin Smid for taking the Win in the MAIN! There were many new riders, and it was great to see some familiar ones back out at Abby, including both Teegan and Trinity Hall, who did double duty running their 20" and Cruisers tonight! There definately was some fantastic racing and close calls at the line, and some interesting track exits..(just ask Brad Snider...lol) and of course, the end of the race night brought out the masses for Abbotsford's Le Mans race, and tonight, bragging right go to Zach Frier! Zipping around the track the fastest - Brag away Zach!
Tonight's Rider Draw Winners were :
Nikalis O'Connor, Lucas Zilcosky and Lucas Wakefield!
50/50 Winner - Cary Landers!
Hope to see you all either at the BC Cup races at North Shore BMX this weekend, or Gate Practice and Club Coaching on Monday!
Well we have built the new track and it is now ready for Racing... Hope to see everyone out tonight for our first Wednesday night race.