By Billy Rainford

Photos by John Meaney

Round 2 of the Women’s West MX Nationals took place at the Blackwater MX track in Prince George, BC this past Saturday.

We knew the top 3 women were going to separate themselves from the rest, but we didn’t know which one would take the win on the up-and-down PG track.

Here’s a look at the racing action.

The women on the cement starting pad in Prince George. It rained on their sight lap but conditions were perfect.
The uphill start at the Blackwater track. #3 Danika White leads the pack into turn 1.
#1E Eve Brodeur leads #50 Shelby Turner.
#96 Kastia Kistelski on her way to 34th place (35-34). There were 37 signed up in the class.
#84 Payton Bruvold from Langley, BC powering through a turn on her way to 29-27 27th place.
#12 Kaylie Kayer had a rough first moto, finishing 22nd, but rebounded nicely to take 13th in the second for 17th.
#7 Kate Lees was in some good battles and finished 8-12 to crack the top 10 in 10th.
#3 Danika White had some pretty slick retro graphics to go with her gear. She finished 9th in both motos for 9th.
#49 Oriana Fraser moved her way up in the first moto and then got a better start in the second. 11-6 put her 8th overall.
#498 Madi Watt moved her way forward to get 7th in moto 1 and then 8th in moto 2 for 7th.
#419 Lexi Dyekman took 6th with 6-7 motos.
#108 Liz Burke is a long way from her home in Rollo Bay, PEI. She finished 5th overall with 4-5 motos. | Bigwave photo
#15 Eden Netelkos crept her way toward the podium but came up just short in 4th with 5-4 motos.
#50 Shelby Turner got out to two good starts and battled for the win in the early parts of the motos. She was all over Eve at the finish of moto 2 and was 3rd overall (3-3).
#1E Eve Brodeur was 5 seconds fastest in qualifying! She got the first moto holeshot and looked good but had #36 Avrie Berry on her on lap 4. When Avrie fell, Eve went on to a nice win. She was out front in moto 2 again but fell and was in some pain. She finished 1-2 for 2nd.
Eve is enjoying her trip through the western areas of Canada.
#36 Avrie Berry was on fire in PG. She traded wins with Eve and has now won the first 2 overalls. She leads the points as we head into Manitoba this Saturday.
It’s going to be hard to wrestle this championship away from #36.
Women’s podium: Avrie Berry (2-1), Eve Brodeur (1-2), Shelby Turner (3-3).
WMX   
Overall Nbr   Name Moto 1 Moto 2 Points Earned
 1st   #36  KTM  AVRIE BERRY 
 WASHOUGAL,  
2nd 1st 57
 2nd   #1e  KTM  EVE BRODEUR 
 LAVAL,  
1st 2nd 57
 3rd   #50  KTM  SHELBY TURNER 
 BARONS,  
3rd 3rd 50
 4th   #15  Yamaha  EDEN NETELKOS 
 PORT JERVIS,  
5th 4th 44
 5th   #108  Kawasaki  LIZ BURKE 
 ROLLO BAY,  
4th 5th 44
 6th   #419  KTM  LEXI DYEKMAN 
 GLENDIVE,  
6th 7th 39
 7th   #498  Yamaha  MADI WATT 
 SAINT PAUL,  
7th 8th 37
 8th   #49  Husqvarna  ORIANA FRASER 
 LADYSMITH,  
11th 6th 35
 9th   #3  KTM  DANIKA WHITE 
 CALGARY,  
9th 9th 34
 10th   #7  Kawasaki  KATE LEES 
 CARLYLE,  
8th 12th 32
 11th   #381  Yamaha  KELCEY JONES 
 FRASERVILLE,  
10th 11th 31
 12th   #8  Kawasaki  NICOLE GAUDERN 
 RIVERTON,  
14th 10th 28
 13th   #30  Honda  COURTNEY STELTER 
 DEVON,  
12th 14th 26
 14th   #923  Suzuki  ASHLEY SAGNIS 
 EVERETT,  
17th 15th 20
 15th   #6  Husqvarna  DOMINIQUE DAFFé 
 CALGARY,  
16th 16th 20
 16th   #250  Honda  MEGAN ARNEMANN 
 BARRHEAD,  
15th 17th 20
 17th   #12  Husqvarna  KAYLIE KAYER 
 SAVONA,  
22nd 13th 17
 18th   #19  Honda  KIANA SACHE 
 CHILLIWACK,  
13th 21st 18
 19th   #88  Yamaha  TAY ESSELINK 
 KAMLOOPS,  
19th 18th 15
 20th   #9  Kawasaki  KASSEE MORRISON 
 QUESNEL,  
18th 19th 15
 21st   #98  Yamaha  MELANIE HARVEY 
 SAINT-JOSEPH-DE-BEAU,  
20th 20th 12
 22nd   #213  Honda  MICHELLE ODONNELL 
 PRINCE GEORGE,  
24th 22nd 6
 23rd   #327  Yamaha  MCKENNA WATT 
 SAINT PAUL,  
21st 23rd 8
 24th   #171  KTM  CASLYND PLANTE 
  
25th 24th 3
 25th   #12x  KTM  JANELLE BARTLETT 
 EDMONTON,  
28th 25th 1
 26th   #137  KTM  BRIE DAY 
 KELOWNA,  
27th 26th 0
 27th   #84  KTM  PAYTON BRUVOLD 
 LANGLEY,  
29th 27th 0
 28th   #197  Husqvarna  SARAH CHIPCHAR 
 COCHRANE,  
30th 28th 0
 29th   #79  Suzuki  MICAH KETEL 
 ROSSLAND,  
33rd 29th 0
 30th   #13  Yamaha  SHANTELLE ANDERSEN 
 PRINCE GEORGE,  
34th 30th 0
 31st   #29  Yamaha  ALISSA HARKIN 
 SECHELT,  
36th 31st 0
 32nd   #10  Yamaha  SAMANTHA BARTLETT 
 EDMONTON,  
23rd 32nd 3
 33rd   #57  KTM  ROBYN O’DONNELL 
 PRINCE GEORGE,  
26th 33rd 0
 34th   #96  Yamaha  KASIA KISTELSKI 
 MIDDLETOWN,  
35th 34th 0
 35th   #111  KTM  JORDAN LETORIA 
 QUESNEL,  
37th 35th 0
 36th   #533  Honda  MADISON HEIGHINGTON 
 PRINCE GEORGE,  
31st 36th 0
 37th   #139  Yamaha  SHELBY TSE 
 WEST KELOWNA,  
32nd 37th 0
 DNF   #248  Suzuki  CHELSEA MCLEAN 
 CALGARY,  
DNF DNF 0
WMX POINTS (After 2 of 4 Rounds)
Place – Name
Number – Hometown
6/1/2019
Finish
6/3/2019
Finish
Total Points
1st – AVRIE BERRY
#36 – WASHOUGAL, 
1st 1st 114
2nd – SHELBY TURNER
#50 – BARONS, 
2nd 3rd 105 (-9)
3rd – MADI WATT
#498 – SAINT PAUL, 
7th 7th 74 (-40)
4th – LEXI DYEKMAN
#419 – GLENDIVE, 
9th 6th 73 (-41)
5th – DANIKA WHITE
#3 – CALGARY, 
8th 9th 71 (-43)
6th – KATE LEES
# – CARLYLE, 
11th 10th 61 (-53)
7th – DOMINIQUE DAFFé
# – CALGARY, 
6th 15th 57 (-57)
7th – EVE BRODEUR
#141 – LAVAL, 
    57 (-57)
9th – ORIANA FRASER
#49 – LADYSMITH, 
17th 8th 49 (-65)
10th – MEGAN ARNEMANN
#250 – BARRHEAD, 
13th 16th 47 (-67)
10th – COURTNEY STELTER
#30 – DEVON, 
15th 13th 47 (-67)
12th – KAYLIE KAYER
#12 – SAVONA, 
12th 17th 46 (-68)
13th – NICOLE GAUDERN
#44 – RIVERTON, 
19th 12th 44 (-70)
13th – LIZ BURKE
#108 – ROLLO BAY, 
    44 (-70)
13th – EDEN NETELKOS
#15 – PORT JERVIS, 
    44 (-70)
16th – ASHLEY SAGNIS
#923 – EVERETT, 
14th 14th 42 (-72)
17th – KASSEE MORRISON
#9 – QUESNEL, 
18th 20th 31 (-83)
17th – KELCEY JONES
#381 – FRASERVILLE, 
    31 (-83)
19th – KIANA SACHE
#19 – CHILLIWACK, 
20th 18th 28 (-86)
20th – TAY ESSELINK
#88 – KAMLOOPS, 
22nd 19th 25 (-89)
See you at the races…