A full contingent of racers showed up in Yorkton on Sept. 28 for the final round of the Saskatchewan Championship Motocross series. Clear skis and a top-notch track greeted the more than 270 entries that came from the three Prairie Provinces.
In the kids classes new to Yorkton racers, Josh and Noah Duerksen came out on top with Josh grabbing three first place trophies and his younger brother Noah pulling in a first, second and third overall. Notable also was the former Yorkton racer Jarrett Biro who left with a first and second. A honourbale mention must go out to first-time racer Joshua Kulcsar of Yorkton who finished sixth in the 50cc four to six year old class.
The Beginner GP class full-size bikes were stacked with returning and new entries from the Yorkton area. Bryce Newton owned the class on a borrowed. Yorkton riders Nathan Gordon, Andrew Dingle and Colton Reese all suffered from a crash or two, which put them back further than they wanted.
Junior MX-2 was one of the most anticipated classes of the day. Fifteen-year-old Haylen Langelier of Yorkton has been battling at the top of this class the last half of the season and he didn't disappoint with a win in moto 1 followed closely by fellow Yorktonite Kennedy Lutz in second. The second moto saw 13-year-old Kennedy put all of her USA racing experience to use and come out of the turn one in first place. After Haylen suffered a bike problem on the second lap while chasing her, she pulled away from the other 30 competitors for a decisive victory her first against the guys on a big bike. Junior MX-1 saw area racers Brett Newton and Chad Greziuk claim first and third respectively.
Yorkton saw the Intermediate MX-2 debut of former Yorkton racer Kyle Biro. After dominating the junior class provincially as well as at the Western Canadian Nationals, the Biro family requested that Kyle be allowed to race with the semi-pro level riders in the Intermediate class. The thirteen year old then demonstrated why he is one of the hottest up and coming young riders in the country by taking commanding wins in both MX-2 race motos. He also held his own with the Pro riders by finishing fourth in the Pro-Am GP. Yorkton racer Zach Hudy returned from school in Vancouver to pull off a fourth in the Intermediate MX-2 in his only race this season.
Haylen Langelier had an impressive race with a first overall in the Youth 13-to-25 class. Kennedy had another podium with a third overall to top off her awesome day (she also took an easy first in the Ladies class) and Brett Newton challenged her to come home with a fourth overall for Youth.
Other Yorkton area racers included Kamry Lutz, Tyson Fidek, Tanner Kopeck, Bryce McCormick, Ty Ballard, Sean Vincent, Trent Mandzuk, Ron Lee and Alex Nagy.