Racers compete in the 11th annual Overlander Cross Country run at the Williams Lake Off Road Motorcycle trails near Wildwood on Sunday.

Racers compete in the 11th annual Overlander Cross Country run at the Williams Lake Off Road Motorcycle trails near Wildwood on Sunday.

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The 11th annual Overlander Cross Country races on Sunday featured more than 80 riders compete for a win.

The 11th annual Overlander Cross Country races on Sunday featured more than 80 riders competing for a win.

“Everything went really well,” says Sasha Kokesch, vice president of the Williams Lake Off Road Motorcycle Association.

“The weather was good. All of the guys pulled together from the bike club. I think it was probably one of the best events yet that we’ve done, the smoothest run anyways.”

The event, which is part of the Pacific Northwest Motorcyclist Association Race Series, saw 84 entries, including six Pee Wee racers, from across the province.

Kokesch says although the races didn’t receive as many participants as hoped, they were still a success.

Alex Ferguson, from 150 Mile House, finished second in the junior under class, while Darryl Wright won the masters class and the fastest lap time award and Colton Hall won the expert class.

Further results are as follows: Jim Joye, vet amateur; Wayne Reimer, vet expert; Glen Labby, intermediate; Bree Taber, women’s class, which saw 10 entrants; Alexander McCartney, junior under, followed by Ferguson; Blake Stitt,  junior over; Ken Dyke, super senior; Tony Allen, senior expert; Derek Sylvester, senior amateur.

Six Pee Wee racers competed, including locals Devon and Christopher McGregor, and Kaeden, Brodie and Tristan Henri.

Kokesch says the association thanks all of its volunteers and sponsors for supporting event, which took place at the Williams Lake Off Road Motorcycle Association trails near Wildwood.

“The support from the local business, and even out-of-town businesses, was huge this year,” Kokesch says. “There was no lack of support and we are very thankful for that.”

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