A state-qualifying event took place Saturday at Lake Havasu City BMX at SARA Park.
Brittney Millsaps, a BMX volunteer, told RSM Saturday’s event was one of the last stops for Arizona qualifier races.
“This is one of the last stops before the finals the end of October in Phoenix,” Millsaps said.
She explained that riders go through multiple races to qualify to take points to the Arizona finals.
“We have approximately just over 200 racers from the ages of 2 to 5 on some of the striders and then we do have kids out on their pedal bikes as young as 4 years old all the way up to 40,” she said.
Millsaps said they have racers from throughout the state including from Yuma, Tucson, areas in and out of Phoenix as well as the northern region and Bullhead City and Kingman.
Points are awarded for wins for one and two motos and then those points would transfer from them to the main event of the evening and those points are taken to Phoenix for the state finals, Millsaps explained.
Lake Havasu City BMX board members include Davi Millsaps, president; Jeff Campbell, vice president; Jamie Welte, secretary; and Shawn Lawless, treasurer.
The name change was adopted by the new board and is meant as a tribute to the city. It is a nonprofit organization striving to promote positive family-centered activities and good sportsmanship. The key words in its mission statement are respect and honor.
Millsaps said there is a long list of businesses and volunteers that came together to get the track back up and running.
Visit the Lake Havasu City BMX Facebook page for a list of those that worked on the track.