Warren Constantine (72) leads the pack in a moto fighting to hold his spot against fellow Fort racer Sara King. The pair battled it out at the Smithers track on August 20 races

King versus Constantine

The dirt was flying and it was incredibly exciting racing on August 20 at the Smithers motocross track.

There were about 100 racers out for the weekend event, but there were two who were especially fun to watch.

The two young up-and-coming racers from the Fort were battling it out for most of Saturday’s second supermini race for a second place spot.

The dirt was flying and it was incredibly exciting racing on  August 20 at the Smithers motocross track.

There were about 100 racers out for the weekend event, but there were two who were especially fun to watch.

The two young up-and-coming racers from the Fort were battling it out for most of Saturday’s second supermini race for a second place spot.

While Sara King was in the lead for most of the race, with Warren Constantine pushing her from behind, as the leader fell in a corner. The two slowed down for the yellow flag and ended up in the corner together, but the leader managed to keep his spot, getting back up and on his bike before they arrived.

Constantine then made the pass, and he took second in the tight moto.

The two faced off again, though not technically racing against each other, as Constantine was in the schoolboy class and King was in the ladies, but the two classes raced together, and the pair once again were working hard to get out front.

In the combined race, Constantine came out with an early lead, and managed to hold on to it through the race, even though King got close a couple of times. There were no other racers right on their back tires, just the two out front for the race.

Each one took first in the race in their respective classes, King in the ladies and Constantine in the schoolboy.

It was a great comeback for Constantine, who in his first schoolboy moto of the day, fell and was pinned under the front tire of his bike for an entire lap before someone helped lift the bike off him. While he wasn’t injured, the fall did lose him his spot, and he finished the race more determined to win the next round, which he did.

He ended Saturday with a first in the 85 cc for 12- to 16-year-olds, second in supermini and a third for the day in schoolboy.

Constantine had an even better day on Sunday, not losing a single moto, and getting first overall in the 85 cc for 12- to 16-year-olds, and first in supermini.

King ended the weekend of racing with first in the ladies both days and third in the supermini both days as well.

 

The two racers will soon be heading down to Kamloops for the September long weekend to take part in one of the biggest races of their season, the Fall Series 4 BCMA Pro-AM Championship. The three days of racing can draw as many as 300 racers from around the province.