BMX hosts state qualifier
MARQUETTE – The Marquette BMX track was busy the weekend of Aug. 9-11, hosting races each day with riders coming from both the Upper and Lower peninsulas along with Wisconsin and Indiana.
Friday’s event was a single-point race while Saturday was double points and Sunday both a USABMX Michigan state qualifier and double points.
Three riders pulled off weekend sweeps – Dawson Lawry, 9, of Ishpeming, Noah LaJoie, 11, of Negaunee, and Skylar Fortin, 13, of Marquette.
Four more won each won twice – Samuel Dehlin, 6, of Marquette, Lucas Basal, 7, of Marquette, Forest Luke, 15, of Munising, and Alex Niemi 14, of Marquette on his cruiser.
Here are the top three finishers for all divisions:
Friday – 26-30 Cruiser: Alex Niemi, Jon Spencer and Andrew Niemi. 6 Novice: Joey Wilson, Beck Brandstetter and Samuel Dehlin. 9 Novice: Kyler Wikstrom, Bryce Buchbinder and Amiya Trombley. 10 Intermediate: Dawson Lawry, Chase Waters and Devin Pascoe. 12 Intermediate: Noah LaJoie, Andrew Niemi and Jordan Cox. 7 Expert: Lucas Basal, Ava Stern and Ernest Goodwin. 14 Expert: Skylar Fortin, Alex Niemi and Michaela Johnson. Pit Bike winners: Lucas Basal and Noah LaJoie.
Saturday – 26-30 Cruiser: Alex Niemi, Brody Merrick and Michele Basal. 9 Novice: Ada Brandstetter, Kyler Wikstrom and Amiya Trombley. 6 Intermediate: Samuel Dehlin, Ernest Goodwin and Beck Brandstetter. 9 Intermediate: Dawson Lawry, Chase Waters and Lucas Basal. 16 Intermediate: Forest Luke, Alex Niemi and Emma Niemi. 11 Expert: Noah LaJoie, Andrew Niemi and Gary Lawton. 13 Expert: Skylar Fortin, Van Ouellette-Ballas and Nicole Keller. Pit Bike winners: Lucas Basal, Noah LaJoie and Forest Luke.
Sunday – 3 Strider: Stella Dehlin and Ella Nottle. 8 Girls: Raven Kincaid, Ava Stern and Freida Kincaid. 26-30 Cruiser: Brett Knicaid, Brody Merrick and Andrew Niemi. 26-30 Girls Cruiser: Michele Basal, Marianne Menger and Lizzie Niemi. 6 Novice: Samuel Dehlin, Mason Aldrich and Beck Brandstetter. 9 Novice: Amiya Trombley, Kyler Wikstrom and Ada Brandsetter. 9 Intermediate: Dawson Lawry, Dustin Lohfink and Chase Waters. 16 Intermediate: Forest Luke, Alex Niemi and Emma Niemi. 7 Expert: Lucas Basal, Luke Menard and Ernest Goodwin. 11 Expert: Noah LaJoie, Andrew Niemi and Thomas Lohfink. 13 Expert: Skylar Fortin, Van Ouellette-Ballas and Nicole Keller. Pit Bike winners: Carter Spencer, Lucas Basal, Noah LaJoie and Forest Luke.