With a newly refurbished track and new fencing and entrance it was fun in the sun for the BMX racers at Lincoln Park on the first day of racing Sunday. Brian Belbin of Port Angeles does an extra twist with his handlebars as flies over the hills at the track. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

With a newly refurbished track and new fencing and entrance it was fun in the sun for the BMX racers at Lincoln Park on the first day of racing Sunday. Brian Belbin of Port Angeles does an extra twist with his handlebars as flies over the hills at the track. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

BMX: Lincoln Park BMX track opens for the season

PORT ANGELES — The Lincoln Park BMX track opened for its 2019 season with 82 riders taking to the improved course in 22 races Sunday.

The opening of the track came in conjunction with the NW Cup downhill races out at Dry Hill. A total of eight kids participated in both the downhill races and then at Lincoln Park on Sunday.

“It was a great turnout, especially with the Northwest Cup going on,” said track director Sean Coleman.

Between the Northwest Cup and the Lincoln Park races, more than 500 mountain bikers were in the Port Angeles area this weekend competing.

Work was done on the track over the winter paving corners and approaches.

“We made a few tweaks here and there,” Coleman said.

The track will host a state BMX qualifier on June 30 and then will host the state BMX finals August 23-25. At a state finals event last year, more than 400 riders came to Port Angeles from all around the Pacific Northwest.

The track will first host a bike safety event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18.

Lincoln Park BMX

Sunday, May 5 results

4 balance bike— Atticus Reed, first; Wilder Reed, second, Wyatt Franklin, third.

46-50 women cruiser — Catherine Copas, first; Shellie Belbin, second; Iris Winslow, third.

11 cruiser — Ezekiel Green, first; Evan “Mongo” Hernandez, second; Anthony “A-Train” Jones, third.

12 cruiser — Aaron Kingslien, first; Brian Belbin, second; Joseph Ritchie, third; Cash “Money” Coleman, fourth.

15 cruiser — Sarah Pruitt, first; Anthony Brigandi, second; Colby Groves, third.

26-30 cruiser — Christian Hawk, first; Matt Groves, second; Jason Forsmann, third.

51-55 cruiser — David Emmett, first; George Williams, second; Steve Gaither, third.

5 & under novice — Lucas Allen, first; Atticus Reed, second; Patient Sexton, third.

7 novice — Blake Sweetster, first; Tanner Guyll, second; William Johnson, third.

8 novice — Grady Pinell, first; Ben Keeler, second; Cameron Collins, third.

11 novice — Jackson Beal, first; Izzabell Butler, second; Anna Cook, third.

13 novice — Russell Gaither, first; Gabriel Granum, second; Austin Fortman, third.

14 novice — Mason Beal, first; Nathan Siler, second; Trinity Gaither, third.

6 intermediate — Evan “Mongo” Hernandez, first; Dominic Casebolt, second; Elinor Christensen, third.

7 intermediate — Ethan Lerum, first; Brayden Allen, second; Matthew Campbell, third.

9 intermediate — Wyatt “Wi Fi” Christensen, first; Cooper Sandall, second; Olivia Guyll, third; John De Shazo, fourth; Kenzie Green, fifth.

15 intermediate — Colby Groves, first; Chase Schweitzer, second; Aiden Rush, third.

51 & over intermediate — Matt Groves, first; Wayne Goldsbary, second; Lawrence Moroles, third.

11 expert — Ezekiel Green, first; Anthony “A-Train” Jones, second; Caleb Kalafatich, third.

12 expert — Aaron Kingslien, first; Cash “Money” Coleman, second; Brian Belbin, third; Joseph Ritchie, fourth.

14 expert — Jacy Moore, first; Sarah Pruitt, second; Trevor Kornish, third; Zachary Pinell, fourth; Andy “Sandy” Goldsbary, fifth.

17-20 expert — Trenton Moore, first; Bruce Johnson, second; Cory Cooke, third.

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