Peace Motocross Association’s final races of the season shortened due to weather

Round 10 of the PMA's motocross season at the Pine Valley Raceway near Chetwynd on Sunday. Photo by Chris Newton

CHETWYND, B.C. – The wild weather made motocross racing interesting on Saturday in Chetwynd, as the Peace Motocross Association held their final two races of the 2016 motocross season.

Saturday’s torrential downpour helped to turn the dirt track at the Pine Valley Raceway into a genuine mud pit. Race organizers ended up having to cancel the 2nd afternoon set of motos due to the cold temperatures and lack of visibility. The 2nd set of motos also needed to be cancelled on Sunday afternoon, due to a late start while organizers waited for the track to dry up.

Yesterday saw much improved conditions that resulted in races that were far more exciting to watch after Saturday’s rain-soaked races. Over 150 riders from Fort St. John, the rest of the Peace, and as far away as Terrace took to the track making for some exciting races.

Race organizer and PMA vice president Jason Berlinger says that with the final motocross event of the season complete, the association will be handing out awards for the season’s top points-getters next month at their annual awards dinner in Beaverlodge.

The top three riders in each class on Saturday/Sunday are as follows:

  • MX2 Expert: Gabe Elmore, Isaac Elmore, Darion Poisson/Darion Poisson, Gabe Elmore, Isaac Elmore
  • MX2 Intermediate: Daniel Elmore, Lcus MacLean, Ethan Toews/Daniel Elmore, Mike Griffiths, Bailey Garrison
  • MX3 Junior: Aaron Glasgow, Clayton Enax, Sig Demoulin/Calyton Enax, Jason Ruecker, Barry Porter
  • MX3 Novice: Jayden Bouchard, Austin Douglas, Denis Duquette/Denis Duquette/Jayden Bouchard, Austin Douglas
  • Schoolboy: Timber Wuthrich, Brennan Voth, Riley Sorenson/Brennan Voth, Cole Sorenson, Timber Wuthrich
  • Ladies: Haylee Brassard, Crystal Wuthrich, Courtney Chalmers/Michelle Vaskic, Haylee Brassard, Stephanie Wallis
  • 50cc (aged 7-9): Conrad Hall, Hunter Dorner, Ethan Lewis/Conrad Hall, Garrett Schroeder, Jayden Ostazewski
  • 80cc (aged 7-11): Logan Fowler, LT McDonell, Connor McCarron/LT McDonell, Logan Fowler, Connor McCarron
  • 80cc (aged 12-16): Kaarden Greco, Riley Sorenson, Aiden Proctor/Riley Sorenson, Aiden Proctor, Kaarben Greco
  • Vet Master: Nathan Siott, Connor Veitch, Calvin Roberts/Nathan Siott, Connor Veitch, Conan Fowler
  • Vet Junior: Jeremy Young, Andrew Forbes, Scott MacGregor/Jason Ruecker, Travis Bjorklund, Andrew Forbes
  • 25+: Erik Harvey, Denan Mazur/Erik Harvey, Denan Mazur, Allan Beattie
  • Youth: Hayden Woolf, Jake Bussemakers, Darwin Hayward/Isaac Elmore, Darion Poisson, Hayden Woolf
  • 65cc: Orrin Elmore, Easton Hall, Ty Allen/Orrin Elmore, Easton Hall, Lynden Demoulin
  • MX2 Junior: Clayton Enax, Tyler Schulte, Cole Sorenson/Denis Duquette, Clayton Enax, Cole Sorenson
  • MX2 Novice: Austin Douglas, Jayden Bouchard, Kolten Neal/Jayden Bouchard, Austin Douglas, Reed Merrick
  • MX3 Expert: Jake Bussemakers, Nathan Siott, Hayden Woolf/Hayden Woolf, Jake Bussemakers, Nathan Siott
  • MX3 Intermediate: Daniel Elmore, Dylan Grodmadzki, Treyton Nichols/Daniel Elmore, Bailey Garrison, Dylan Grodmadzki
  • Supermini: Aidan Proctor, Kaarben Greco, Holden Rosebush, Reed Merrick, Aidan Proctor, Kaarben Greco
  • 50cc Intermediate (aged 4-6): Jesse Burt, Justin Schroeder, Tyson Lewis/Jesse Burt, Justin Schroeder, Greyson Richardson
  • 50cc Beginner (aged 4-6): Spencer Hall, Mikayla Lewis, Niko Berlinger/Cale Harris, Niko Berlinger, Mikayla Lewis