Cloverdale hosts rounds one and two of arenacross series

Competitors from across North America will battle it out at the Agriplex for the Canadian Arenacross Championships Oct. 19 and 20.

Competitors from across North America will battle it out at the Agriplex for the Canadian Arenacross Championships

Competitors from across North America will battle it out at the Agriplex for the Canadian Arenacross Championships

The first two races of the Canadian Arenacross Championship will take place this weekend in the Cloverdale Agriplex.

Competition will include several different classes and age groups, ranging from the five-year-olds on 50cc bikes to the professionals on 450cc motocross bikes, all competing on the man-made track under construction this week.

Races will take place Friday and Saturday, with amateurs practice getting underway at 11:15 a.m., with qualifying races to follow. Professional riders will practice from 4-5 p.m., to be followed by more than three hours of main event racing, beginning at 7 p.m.

The series, staged by Future West Promotions Ltd. of Rosedale, B.C., will continue with races four through six on Nov. 2-3 and Nov. 9-10 in Chilliwack.

Six more races are tentatively scheduled for the new year, with four more in Chilliwack before the final two races Feb. 8-9 back in Cloverdale.

More information is available at www.arenacross.ca.

Doors open at 6 p.m. each race date, with racing starting at 7 p.m.. Tickets are available online or at the door.

– Black Press