PORT ANGELES — The Lincoln Park BMX track unveiled its new branding to celebrate being the top track in the state for points and for hosting the 2023 Washington state finals in late September.
Tracks earn points for collecting new members, renewing members, rider participation and one-day members that convert to new longterm members. The track averaged 136 riders per single-point race last year.
Lincoln Park BMX earned 10,824 points, well ahead of second-place Peninsula Indoor track in Port Orchard with 7,530 points. Lincoln Park also beat out other BMX tracks in large urban areas such as Spokane, Sea-Tac and Tri-Cities.
The Lincoln Park BMX track is also ranked No. 13 out of 300 tracks in the U.S.
“It’s a great achievement and it shows how much we are dedicated to this sport,” said track operator Sean Coleman.
Coleman also said Lincoln Park BMX deals with weather more than many of the top tracks in the Washington and the U.S., which are either indoors or in warm, dry climates in Arizona, Florida, California and Texas.
“We are the most northern track on that list that is an outdoor track, therefore affected by weather much sooner than others,” he said.
Last year, Lincoln Park BMX hosted the Pacific Northwest Gold Cup finals.
PA wrestling top 10
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Wrestling Club is in the top 10 for the largest youth wrestling clubs in Washington.
Port Angeles has 117 members in its club, good for eighth in the state. The top club is Twin City (Chehalis, Centralia) with 716 members.
Coach Rob Gale said that with new registration numbers, the local club could be as high as fifth in the state.
The Port Angeles Wrestling Club is a youth group open to boys and girls from kindergarten through eighth grade. The club meets and practices at 112 Lincoln Street on Mondays and Thursdays, with an advanced group meeting on Tuesdays. The winter season runs until Feb. 16.