The Williams Lake Dirt Riders Association track

The Williams Lake Dirt Riders Association track

Dirt bike track ready to ride

The Williams Lake Dirt Riders Association is looking to drop the hammer on the throttle heading into this year’s motocross season.

The Williams Lake Dirt Riders Association is looking to drop the hammer on the throttle heading into this year’s motocross season.

WLDRA president Mike Deausy said with the help of mild temperatures the track, located north of Williams Lake along Highway 20 near Thunder Mountain Speedway, is ready to ride.

“A bit more warm weather and it’ll be perfect,” Deausy said.

New this year, the WLDRA has joined in on the Future West series based out of the Lower Mainland and the Okanagan.

As part of that partnership the WLDRA will host an additional hometown race weekend held May 23-24 in Williams Lake.

“We’re looking for a really big turnout,” Deausy said. “Then, after that, we’ll do another race weekend with the BC Motorcross Association in August from Aug. 8-9.”

On the agenda for the season is to work on improving the venue at the motocross track.

“We’re hoping to make it easier for people to come and watch,” he said. “Some times the parking can get a little crazy, so we’re going to try and make some improvements there.

“Also, we want to put in a few more starting gates so we can handle the bigger turnout in the bigger race classes. Those are kind of the two big things we want to do this year.”

Track passes are currently available at Williams Lake Honda and at Spectra Power Sports.

Passes for the year are $100 for a family, $50 for a single person or $20 for a day pass.

For more on the WLDRA visit its website at www.wldraracing.com.