BMX riders win at major race

The Nanaimo BMX Association had a contingent of riders at Fraser Valley Nationals May 11-12 in Chilliwack.

It’s still relatively early in the BMX season, but some local racers are already in championship form.

The Nanaimo BMX Association had a contingent of riders at Fraser Valley Nationals, part of the ABA BMX national series, May 11-12 in Chilliwack.

Allison Churko was one of the club’s big winners as she won her 10-and-under cruiser division both Saturday and Sunday. Churko also had third- and second-place finishes in the 10-year-old girls’ division. Greg McGill won his 61-and-over cruiser races both days and Mackay Leslie took first place in the 16-year-old cruiser race Saturday.

Other Nanaimo riders with podium finishes at the event were Amanda Little, Ayden Houle, Mike Smith, Bailey Smith and Ryan Kerney.