A couple of local motocross racers from the Quesnel Dirt Riders Assocociation left the snowy Cariboo this past weekend to race in the Future West Race held in Ashcroft.
It took some effort, dealing with freezing rain and digging out of the snow and despite the highway being closed north of Quesnel, these boys loaded up and headed south.
Colton Shepherd #82 racing in the BCMA/CMRC on a Kawasaki 85cc, moved up to a Suzuki 250 and took on the challenge, racing against a lot of arena cross racers from the south to get some time on his new bike and new class of Junior 250 racers.
Shepherd, being the youngest rider in the class and participating in his first race on his new Suzuki 250, rode a clean fast ride taking ninth place over all out of 23 racers.
Jordy Davis #109, also from Quesnel, a Junior 250 racer for BCMA/CMRC also got on his bike for the first time since last summer and gave the southerners a race to remember.
Davis took first place in his first moto in 250 Jr. and 5th in his second moto, giving him a third place trophy.
Brad Perron #52 from Lac La hache, also racing on the Quesnel team, successfully completed the race after enduring several injuries getting out of the gate.
Quesnel Motocross Riders are getting geared up for their first BCMA/CMRC races starting in April at the Ashcroft tract, followed by their next race in Terrace and are looking forward to their home race in early May in Quesnel.
–submitted by Gerri Shephard