The Nanaimo BMX Association can boast two national champions and a bunch more rip-roaring riders after the grand finale to the season.
A contingent of locals competed at the BMX Canada Grand Nationals at Chilliwack’s Heritage Park over the Thanksgiving weekend.
Mackay Leslie won Sunday’s grand national championship in his 16-year-old cruiser division, while Matthew Greskovits won both his Saturday and Sunday races in the 15-year-old intermediate division.
Top-five results from grand nationals include:
Seven-year-old girls – Lauren Churko, fourth, fourth.
Eight-year-old girls – Hannah Green, fourth, fourth.
Nine-year-old girls – Allison Churko, third, first.
16-year-old girls – Taylor Kambeitz, second, fourth.
17-27-year-old women – Michelle Berti, fourth, fifth.
12-year-old cruiser – Ayden Houle, second, second.
13-year-old cruiser – Benjamin Leslie, fourth.
16-year-old cruiser – Mackay Leslie, second, first.
17-20-year-old cruiser – Hunter McGill, second, third.
31-35-year-old cruiser – Mike Smith, fourth, fourth.
Five-and-under novice – Bailey Smith, third, second.
Six-year-old novice – Jaxson Smith, first.
15-year-old intermediate – Matthew Greskovits, first, first.
12-year-old expert – Ayden Houle, fifth, fourth.
16-year-old expert – Mackay Leslie, third, fourth.