Warren “The Warrior” Constantine soars high over the 90-foot “King Kong” table-top jump at the Whispering Pines Raceway near Kamloops. Constantine was holding on to second during the schoolboy moto on Saturday

Racers hit the dusty trail

It was a hot and dusty weekend of racing on a tough new track outside of Kamloops for the BC Motocross Association Pro-Am Championships over the long weekend.

Local riders Sarah King and Warren Constantine were working hard during three days of racing with some added competition.

It was a hot and dusty weekend of racing on a tough new track outside of Kamloops for the BC Motocross Association Pro-Am Championships over the long weekend.

Local riders Sarah King and Warren Constantine were working hard during three days of racing with some added competition.

In an incredible performance Saturday, Constantine held onto a solid second, with Jess Pettis of Prince George a solid first.

The two racers were both out front in the 15-bike race, with Pettis leading the way for the entire Schoolboy moto, but Constantine was not far behind.

The track was a new challenge as well, with a change of direction and a new sand section which proved difficult for some riders.

Pettis proved impressive competition, with the 14-year-old holding his own in a race against older riders on bigger bikes.

During the 31-racer moto on Saturday in the junior mx-2 class, Pettis finished off the weekend with three second-place finishes for a second overall.

Constantine managed to hold second overall for the three days of racing in the 85 cc 12 to 16-year-old class, and was third over the three days in the supermini class and second in the Schoolboy class.

Sara King closed out the weekend with a fifth place standing overall in supermini and a third overall in the ladies class. She finished with her front tire right at the back tire of the second place finisher in her final ladies moto, wishing she had one more lap to make up the difference, but with one second, one fourth and one third, King still managed to hold her own fairly well in the nine-racer group.

Sara King

While the competition at the race was fierce, both riders put in very consistent performances. King and Constantine will be heading to the seventh round of fall series racing in Prince George next weekend.

 

 

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