BMXers are grand champions

The Nanaimo BMX Association had a huge contingent of riders at the BMX Canada Grand Nationals at Chilliwack’s Heritage Park on Oct. 12.

Hunter McGill takes the No. 1 plate after his win at the BMX Canada Grand Nationals on Oct. 12 in Chilliwack.

Hunter McGill takes the No. 1 plate after his win at the BMX Canada Grand Nationals on Oct. 12 in Chilliwack.

Nanaimo BMX riders had a grand old time at grand nationals.

The Nanaimo BMX Association had a huge contingent of riders at the BMX Canada Grand Nationals at Chilliwack’s Heritage Park on Oct. 12, and the team had terrific results at the track that day.

Hunter McGill, Greg McGill, Mackay Leslie and Ally Churko won their divisions and more than a dozen others had top-three finishes. Hunter won in the 17-20-year-old cruiser class, Greg won the 61-and-over division, Leslie was first in the 17-20-year-old open class and Churko won among 11-12-year-old girls.

The venue hosted the Chilliwack Nationals series stop the day before. Greg McGill was also a winner that day, as were Ian Swanson in five-and-under novice, Evelyn Cracknell in nine-year-old novice, Dylan Murphy in the 15-year-old intermediate division and Hannah Green among 10-year-old girls.

Results from the grand nationals race include:

13-14-year-old open – Drew Johnson, second.17-20-year-old open – Mackay Leslie, first.11-12-year-old girls – Ally Churko, first.36-40-year-old women – Gina Godley, third.12-year-old cruiser – Mitchel Landry, third.14-year-old cruiser – Adyen Houle, third.17-20-year-old cruiser – Hunter McGill, first.31-35-year-old cruser – Mike Smith, second; Eric Beaudoin, third.61-and-over – Greg McGill, first.Five-and-under intermediate – Ian Swanson, second.Seven-year-old intermediate – Felix Beaudoin, second.12-year-old intermediate – Nicholas Heys, second; Cormic Murphy, third.14-year-old intermediate – Ryan Kerney, third.10-year-old girls – Hannah Green, third.14-year-old expert – Ayden Houle, third.15-year-old expert – Dillon Butcher, third.19-27-year-old expert – Hunter McGill, third.