Sara King burns through some dirt on the motocross track in Pemberton on May 19. King finished second in the ladies both days on the track for the weekend

Sara King racing national series

Sara King is back on her bike for the motocross racing season, and recently competed in Pemberton.

Sara King is back on her bike for the motocross racing season, and recently competed in Pemberton.

The race was part of the South Spring series, and while King normally competes mainly in the North Series, she likes the Pemberton track so much her family took her down for this year’s race.

King has upgraded her bike this season and moved up into a the Junior MX-2 class, where she competes against both male and female riders in the larger class.

The weekend after Pemberton, King raced in Williams Lake in a North Series race, where she finished 10th and ninth  in Junior MX-2, on the two days and  first on both days in the Ladies.

The next stops on King’s list are the Western Series Ladies Nationals, a series of three races for the top women in western Canada to battle it out.

The series starts out in Kamloops on the June 6 weekend, where King competed last year, but she didn’t race the entire ladies national series.

From Kamloops, the plan is to head to Calgary on June 16 for round two and then on to Edmonton on June 23 for round three of the series.

Last year, King raced against about twenty other women in Kamloops, but she said she’s hoping for more this year.

She also has heard there is a pro female rider out of the United States coming up for the Kamloops races, which she said should be fun, as the U.S. riders are usually much faster on the track, with the ability to train year-round understandably advancing their riding skills.

King herself is not setting herself up with overly ambitious goals for her first time in the series, instead she said she wants “just to have fun … and to consistently make the top 10.”

Her mother Kathy King said her daughter is adjusting well to the larger bike this year and “if she rides like she’s been riding, she could do fairly well.”

Previous stories on Sara King:

King vs. Constantine

Riders hit the dusty trail

The King of motocross

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