Photo Report | FWM Arenacross Final Round – The Pros | Cycle North Powersports
By Billy Rainford
It was round 8 of 8 Saturday night at Chilliwack Heritage Park in Chilliwack, BC. The freezing cold weather continued and the wind had a big part of this province without power. Fortunately, the lights stayed on in the barn and we were able to complete the 2019 Future West Moto Arenacross Championships without any issues.
#476 Collin Jurin from Monroe, WA had clinched both the Pro Am Lights and Pro Open classes the night before, but there was still some great racing throughout the night.
#19 Kiana Sache was crowned the Ladies champ after completing her clean sweep of the series.
Since it was the final night of the long series, there was also an awards banquet at the very end of the night, so parents and kids were definitely up late.
Here’s a look at some of the racing.
#12 Kaylie Kayer and #878 Hayley Wuthrich battled over 2nd spot in the Ladies class with Kaylie taking it at round 8 but Hayley in the series standings.
Nobody was going to touch #19 Kiana Sache in the class. She clinched the night before and was the only rider I saw do the big marquee double. Kiana is the 2019 FWM Ladies champion.
#1-1 Ryan Lockhart didn’t line up for the final weekend in the Pro classes, but he really should have. He looked good out there and easily handled the Plus 30 class. He still took 8th in the Pro Am class and in the Open final standings.
Unfortunately, rookie Pro rider #146 Tyler Gibbs suffered a mechanical problem this week and wasn’t able to race the final 2 rounds. There’s no way a kid with this amount talent and potential should go without the support needed to get through an incident like this! Hopefully, he doesn’t miss another race that he doesn’t have to. He finished 10th in Pro Am and 9th in Pro Open final standings.
#477 Joey Parkes is just getting back after breaking his pelvis in a kite boarding accident. He finished 10th in Pro Am (6th o/a) and didn’t head out for the final Pro Open race.
#888 Burg Giliomee was out there with his yellow plates in the Pro Am class and took 8th in the final Main. He ended up 5th in the series, too. Pretty good.
#545 Rhys Derksen was the other Intermediate rider out there. He finished 7th Saturday night and took 9th overall.
It was good to see #621 Kyle Springman and his dad, Ruben, this weekend. Kyle was in some really good battles in the Pro Am Main. He took 6th and wasn’t out on the track in the Pro Open Main.
Most positions were pretty much settled after round 7, but #21 Ryan Lalonde and #157 Wyatt Waddell were still fighting for 3rd on the Pro Open class. Ryan was 6th in Pro Am and 4th in Open. He took 2nd overall in Pro Am and missed 3rd by 2 points in Open.
#157 Wyatt Waddell felt his race bike was bogging a bit early in the night so they did a complete swap over to another bike for the rest of the races. He was 4th in Pro Am for 3rd and 5th in Open for 3rd overall. He podiumed both classes which he has to be pretty happy about.
#19 Parker Eales was 3rd in both mains Saturday night on his borrowed bike. He climbed his way up to 5th in the Open class final standings.
#11 Davey Fraser looked really good getting back to racing. He took 2nd in the Pro Am main for 4th o/a. He had a pretty scary crash at the end of the rhythm section in the Open main after what he said was a momentary lapse in concentration. He finished the race in last place and took 6th in the standings.
#197 Brock Leitner is getting back up to speed after recovering from knee reconstruction. He looked very smooth and was very close to Jurin’s speed in the whoops. He only raced the Open class and took 2nd in the main and in the final standings.
This right here was as much as the rest of the class saw of #476 Collin Jurin. With the serious set of whoops, he easily pulled away from the rest of the field to complete his 1-1 night and series.
He’s been coming north to our series for a number of years so it was nice to see him finally close out the wins.
Collin takes the checkered flag.
Pro Open podium: Collin Jurin, Brock Leitner, Parker Eales.
Congratulations to Kourtney Lloyd and her Cycle North team for winning both Pro class titles with Collin Jurin, the Ladies class with Kiana Sache, and 2nd and 4th with Ryan Lalonde.
This guy right here, Kyle Beaton, deserves a ton of credit for building the nicest Arenacross tracks I’ve seen. Well done, Kyle. See you at the races…