Local motocross rider Levi Nelson competes during last year’s B.C. Motocross Association races in Williams Lake. This year’s event goes Saturday and Sunday.

Local motocross rider Levi Nelson competes during last year’s B.C. Motocross Association races in Williams Lake. This year’s event goes Saturday and Sunday.

BCMA to host races this weekend

Rounds 14 and 15 of the B.C. Motocross Association series are coming to Williams Lake this Saturday and Sunday.

Rounds 14 and 15 of the B.C. Motocross Association series are coming to Williams Lake this Saturday and Sunday.

The race track, located seven kilometres south of Williams Lake along Highway 20, will play host to riders from around the province ages four to 60-plus in various classes competing for points toward overall standings.

Mike Deausy, president of the Williams Lake Dirt Riders Association, said a strong contingent of local racers will be in action.

“There’s quite a few from the Cariboo area who compete in the series,” Deausy said.

“Quesnel has quite a few who come down, Prince George will have a lot and, for sure, Williams Lake will have several.”

Following rounds 14 and 15 of the series just three more race weekends remain in the BCMA season — one in Williams Lake Sept. 14-15, one in Prince George Sept 21-22 and one in Ashcroft Sept. 28-29.

“The series goes as far north as Terrace and then it goes south to Kamloops and it’s an 11-week series,” he said, adding most of the race weekends are double headers.

Additionally, Williams Lake pro motocross rider Brock Hoyer, who just wrapped up round eight of the Monster Energy Motocross Nationals last weekend in Moncton, NB., will be at the local race track offering up a riding clinic for anyone interested.

“That’s pretty cool for him to come,” Deausy said. “The kids get pretty excited about that, to see him — they get autographs and stuff like that, and it’s nice of him to make the effort to come to this race.”

Hoyer, after eight rounds in the nationals series, currently sits in eighth place overall and is in the midst of one of his most successful nationals series runs in his career.

Hoyer’s riding clinic will go Saturday, Aug. 10 at 6:30 p.m., following the races.

Racing gets underway Saturday immediately following a riders meeting at 7:45 a.m., with registration running Friday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and again the following day from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. and from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Registration for Sunday’s races goes from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m.

Deausy said spectators are more than welcome to come out to the track to watch all the action unfold, adding there will be a concession on site.

For more on the BCMA visit www.bcmaracing.com.

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