Results from this past weekend’s BMX Great Northwest Nationals at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond are in Scoreboard.
The event, held in Central Oregon for the sixth consecutive year, included more than 1,300 participants from 13 different states and two Canadian provinces.
The Great Northwest Nationals is the ninth of 32 events in the 2013 USA BMX National Series. Riders’ rankings are based on their placings in these national races.
The indoor races at the Hooker Creek Event Center featured many of the best amateur BMX riders in the nation and a few of the top professionals from around the Northwest.
This year’s event included 254 motos (race heats), 59 more than in 2012.
“People obviously LOVE coming to the Bend/Redmond area for BMX races,” said Brad Hallin, the senior track director for USA BMX.
In BMX, racers pedal smaller, single-gear bikes with 20- or 24-inch wheels on dirt tracks that include steep-declining start ramps, challenging jumps and banked turns.
—Bulletin staff report