Now in his ninth season racing the Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals, Williams Lake’s Brock Hoyer is no stranger to the challenge at hand.
Heading into round one of the series last weekend at Kamloops’ Whispering Pines Raceway, Hoyer said he had his sights set on a top 15 finish.
“[There were] lots of fast guys from the States,” Hoyer said, noting he had the eighth fastest qualifying time in the morning. “I felt good out of 47 riders.”
In the first moto of the day Hoyer worked his way up to the eighth spot, staying there for the remainder of the race.
“Going into moto two I felt good, as well,” he said. “The game plan for the weekend was to have fun. That’s why I do this sport.”
Starting in ninth, Hoyer managed to improve on his first race, taking a sixth-place finish.
“Even though it wasn’t a podium, I’m very happy with that six,” he said. “I worked hard and left nothing on the table. I can’t lie — I was feeling a little sore for Monday morning work.”
Next up for Hoyer, who said he plans to race just two national series events this year, is race three of the series in Calgary at the Wild Rose MX Park on June 15.