Treasure Valley BMX Racers Bring The Storm to Utah Regional Race - Idaho Indoor BMX Racing is Coming
Treasure Valley BMX racers started their racing season in South Jordan, Utah at the Rad Canyon Indoor BMX facility last weekend where they amassed 52 Podium finishes over the three exciting days of racing! Saturday’s main event earned the local Idaho riders a total of six 1st Place victories during the USA BMX DK Bikes Gold Cup Qualifier, and nineteen other awards showing the Utah community that Idaho has a powerful and passionate group. The strong 30 rider crew from across the Treasure Valley ranged from amateur to expert riders, from 5 years to over 50 years old.
Liam Seal of Meridian raced in the 7 Year-Old Intermediate class, and not only won his USA BMX Gold Cup Qualifier race, but claimed victories on both additional days making him undefeated in 2019 as he awaits his next challenge, the USA BMX National event in Las Vegas, Nevada this weekend.
Cody Harris (29) of Nampa, is a Real Estate Agent by day, but a powerhouse on the track as he has recently reignited his childhood past-time of BMX racing to teach his two sons about the family-sport. Not only did Cody take to the Utah course in Expert fashion and winning his races, but his 5 and 6 year-old sons are already moving themselves up the ranks with Mom standing on the sidelines as their biggest fan.
Local Boise employer, Western Powersports (WPS) / FLY Racing BMX sneak peeked their new Western Factory BMX Team with 5 riders from the Treasure Valley. Their Expert team of riders have already proven themselves on the National level, but the new homegrown Idaho team, is a clear indicator that WPS/Fly Racing is focused on growing their business with local Idaho athletes. Be on the lookout for Drew and Devin Walz, Owen Britain, Zack Kilpatrick, and James Mallett in more headlines this year. Boise’s iconic bicycle shop, George's Cycles, had their very own Nick Lee and son Kingston making quick turns on the Rad Canyon Track. Nick would go on to win Saturday’s main event. The apple didn’t fall far from the tree, as Kingston (5) secured second place in his class.
Jake Koeppen (13) of Nampa secured a set of victories by racing multiple classes, while Kuna local Doug Schmeichel, also 13 years old, took the Expert class victory.
The same indoor BMX racing that brought these 30 racers and their families on a 5 hours’ drive south for racing is soon to be duplicated here in Idaho! Idaho Indoor BMX Racing is coming to the Gem State at the Canyon County Fairgrounds in Caldwell for a total of four action packed weekends during February 1st-10th and March 1st-10th. Eagle Park BMX, Inc. is a non-profit organization powered by passionate volunteers to keep the Treasure Valley active on bicycles. With the excitement revolving around a local Indoor BMX track this winter, the seasoned group is seeking a great turnout, and continued support from the community. Eagle Park BMX, Inc. will also continue operation of three outdoor BMX tracks including Caldwell Bmx, Eagle Park BMX, and Rocky Top BMX which begins in May.
Please see IdahoBMX.com for more details about Idaho Indoor BMX Racing and detailed schedule!