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Coal Hills gang rides well at BMX nationals
The 2013 BMX season came to an end with the Coal Hills gang in Chilliwack on Thanksgiving weekend for the Canadian Grands.
Coal Hills was well represented with eight racers making their way to the 'Wack for the annual year-end finale, and they all gave up a turkey dinner for the chance of winning a Canadian Nag plate.
Friday night pre-race saw Aleasha Wiebe, Quinn Webber and big brother Aiden, Evan Yaretz and brother Justin racing. Results were as follows:
Aleasha Wiebe 3rd place 15-16 Girls, 2nd place 15-16 Girl Cruiser; Aiden Webber 1st 13 Expert; Quinn Webber raced hard but didn't qualify for mains; Evan Yaretz 8th place 9 Expert; Justin Yaretz raced hard but didn't qualify for mains.
Saturday was Canadian National series race No. 9 and competition was intense, with 147 motos hitting the track at Heritage Park. The Coal Hills gang was well-rested and ready to show the competition what Island riders can do. The results from Saturday were as follows:
Aleasha Wiebe 6th place in 15-16 Girls, 5th place in 15-16 Girl Cruiser; Adicus Bird 2nd in 11 Girls; Quinn Webber did not make mains in 10 Expert or Cruiser but raced hard; Aiden Webber 3rd in 13 Cruiser, 3rd in 13 Expert; Evan Yaretz did not make mains in 9 Expert; Justin Yaretz did not make mains in 7 Inter but raced hard; Zack Fieret did not make mains in 15 Expert but raced hard; Hayden Fieret did not make main in 12 Expert but he too raced hard.
Sunday arrived with Coal Hills racers geared up for the Grand Finals and the last race of 2013. The moto count was 151, making this the largest national race ever held in Canada. Results for Sunday were:
Aleasha Wiebe 7th in 15-16 Girls, 5th in 15-16 Girl Cruiser; Aiden Webber 2nd 13 Cruiser, 8th in 13 Expert;
Adicus Bird 3rd in 11 Girls; Quinn Webber 2nd in 10 Cruiser.
"Justin, Evan, Hayden and Zack never made the Mains but did an incredible job all weekend and should be very proud of their effort," a Coal Hills spokesperson said.
"The competition for this race was intense and very competitive with riders from B.C., Alberta and Ontario, and the US was represented by Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, North Carolina and Texas.
"For our local racers this was the biggest race of their lives. The parents of the local racers who participated this weekend are very proud of all of their accomplishments and they know they had a blast," the spokesperson added.
– Coal Hills BMX