Williams Lake’s Brock Hoyer is interviewed after winning the Future West Canadian Arenacross Championship last weekend in Chilliwack.

Williams Lake’s Brock Hoyer is interviewed after winning the Future West Canadian Arenacross Championship last weekend in Chilliwack.

Hoyer takes two championships

Williams Lake's Brock Hoyer won two Future West Canadian Arenacross Championships on the weekend in Chilliwack.

Brock Hoyer knew going into this winter’s Future West Canadian Arenacross Championship that a strong showing would position him nicely for a run at a Canadian national outdoor championship in the summer.

On Saturday, the 24-year-old Williams Lake rider wrapped up two Future West Canadian Arenacross Championships at Chilliwack’s Heritage Park Arena — one in the AX Open Pro Class, the other in the AX Pro AM class.

Hoyer has won the AX Open Pro class in the past, but has never held both titles at the same time.

“I won the open class two years ago but to win both consecutively is pretty amazing,” Hoyer said. “Just the hard work the whole team put in to make the bike and product to make everything work so well.”

Hoyer had a 20-point lead heading into Friday night’s qualifying and main event races in both classes. He said his goal going into the weekend was to keep it steady, finish and secure the win.

“Basically I just had to finish in the top 10 to win the championship,” he said. “I went out there to ride smart and not make any mistakes, because if I didn’t finish I had a chance of not making the main [event].”

On Friday Hoyer sealed the deal on both classes by winning both main events and both qualifiers.

“That made it pretty good going into the second day knowing I had the championship,” he said.

Hoyer said he now has his sights set on carrying his momentum into the Monster Energy Motocross Nationals Series.

“One of the nice things about winning this championship is to keep the ball rolling for outdoors with sponsors — they see that as a bigger thing,” he said, noting it’s expensive to complete all nine rounds, from Vanvouver Island to Nova Scotia, on the national series.

Hoyer said sponsor Spectra Power Sports Ltd., and some others, are now looking at helping him complete the entire series.

“The last time I did all nine rounds was two years ago,” he said. “Funding is a big thing and then missing work, on top of it. Spectra’s great, though, they give me time off [work] when I need it so that helps a lot, too.”

“The big thing is we want to go east and finish with a single digit number in the top 10 in Canada.

“I know I can do it. I just need to go there.”