Coal Hills BMX racers make road trip

Trio turns in good runs at Silver Dollar Nationals in Reno, Nevada

ALEASHA WIEBE WAS one of three Coal Hills BMX racers to compete at a big race in the U.S.

 

 

 

Three young Coal Hills BMX racers travelled from the Great White North to the USA –  specifically Reno, Nevada – on Jan. 11-13 for the 2013 Silver Dollar  Nationals.

Racing began Friday night with Aleasha Wiebe competing on her 20″ bike. She finished with a second and a third racing boys on her Cruiser.

On Saturday the Coal Hills kids were up early and ready for a long day of racing. Wiebe hit the track first in 15-16 Girls with 18 riders. Competition was fierce and although she raced hard she failed to qualify for the main event.

Quinn Webber was next in 9 Cruiser. He raced hard with 23 other nine year olds and while he was valiant he failed to make mains. Big brother Aiden was next in 12 Cruiser and he was incredible in making his main event, finishing fifth out of 13 racers.

Wiebe was up next on her Cruiser and despite racing hard failed to make mains. Quinn was up in 9 Expert but missed mains despite going hard in a large class of 46 riders. Aiden was up with 36 others in 12 Expert. He also raced hard but didn’t qualify.

There was a total of 319 motos Saturday, 178 Friday and 278 on Sunday. On Sunday, Wiebe made semis in 20″ but not in Cruiser. Quinn raced like a trooper but failed to qualify on both bikes while brother Aiden raced hard on Cruiser and made his main on 20″, finishing seventh – a great job in a very tough class.

“This was a new experience for the Coal Hills kids and they did an awesome job representing our track at a major U.S. BMX race,” a Coal Hills spokesperson said.

 

– Coal Hills BMX

 

 

Just Posted

Comox Valley firefighters assist with wildfire effort

Four Courtenay firefighters are in Fort St. James helping with the fight… Continue reading

Woman rescued from Stotan Falls calling for safety measures

3L Developments did not comment on immediate plans to add safety precautions

B.C. declares state of emergency as more than 560 wildfires rage

This is only the fourth state of emergency ever issued during a fire season

More than 22,000 blood donors needed

Canadian Blood Services is urging Canadians to help meet patients’ needs this… Continue reading

Kiyoshi Kosky running for Courtenay City Council

I am Kiyoshi Kosky and am running in the upcoming Courtenay Municipal… Continue reading

Interim GoFundMe payments approved in Humboldt Broncos crash

$50,000 to be given to each of the 13 survivors and each family of the 16 people who died

Altidore nets 3 as Toronto drubs Whitecaps 5-2

Vancouver falls 7-4 on aggregate in Canadian Championship final

Ottawa intervenes to get B.C. ball player, 13, to Little League World Series

Before immigration issue was resolved, Dio Gama was out practicing the game he loves Wednesday

Pet goldfish invades small B.C. lake

Pinecrest Lake is located between Whistler and Squamish

Mounties deployed to help B.C. communities affected by wildfires

RCMP officers heading to places particularly within central, northern and southern B.C.

Quebec sets aside $900 million for companies hurt by U.S. tariffs

Premier Philippe Couillard says his government will make $863 million available over five years

B.C. company patents Sasquatch, the country’s first homegrown hops plant

Created by Hops Connect, Sasquatch hops are being grown commercially for the first time in B.C.

Farmers ponder impact of alternatives to pesticides being banned

The nicotine-based pesticides scientists have linked to a rising number of honey bee deaths will be phased out of use in Canada over a three year period starting in 2021.

Most Read