Langley BMX Club racers Gerry Erickson (left to right), Coral Lessard, Violet Cejalvo, Kylar Ziola and Diego Cejalvo —as well as Zach Frier and Jason Adams — were in Tulsa, Oklahoma over the weekend for the Grands Pro Series Final. More than 3,500 riders participated in the various heats. Photo below: Violet Cejalvo won the Canadian grand national title for her age group for the second consecutive year.

Langley seven show well at U.S. race

The Langley BMX Club sent a team of seven riders to a major meet in the U.S.

A team of seven riders from the Langley BMX club went south over the American Thanksgiving weekend to compete at the USA BMX Grand Pro Series nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Kylar Ziola was fourth out of 44 riders in the 13 intermediate class  while Gerry Erickson made it to the quarter-finals in the cruiser class (24 inch wheels) and earned a national age group (NAG) #10 plate while making it to the semifinals in the 41-45 expert 20″ class and earning a NAG #9. Both classes had 41 riders.

Coral Lessard qualified for the main event final on both her cruiser and 20″ class, getting fourth place and NAG #4 in cruiser and NAG #2 in the 20′ class.

Ziola, Erickson and Lessard all ride for Ballistic BMX from Marysville, Wash.

Jason Adams made it to the semifinals in the 26-30 open and the quarter-finals of the 28-35 expert class out of 53 riders, earning a NAG #7.

Zach Frier made it to the quarter-finals in the 15 expert class of 71 riders, earning a NAG #5.

Diego Cejalvo made it to two event finals, placing seventh out of 61 riders in the 9/10 expert class and sixth out of 87 riders in the 10 expert class, He earned a NAG #16 plate.

And Violet Cejalvo qualified for the main event finals in the 13 girls class, and despite a spectacular crash in the first corner with two other riders, she got up and completed the race, finishing sixth out of 39 riders and earning a NAG #7.

Both Cejavlos and Frier rider for the Factory Staats/Ciari in California.

Dan Ferguson Langley Times

Langley BMX Club’s Violet Cejalvo shows off her second straight Canadian national title.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Former Langley resident and country musician embarks on cross-province tour

Kellen Saip will perform at the Water Shed Arts Cafe on March 13

Langley teens spread the love to residents at Langley Memorial Hospital

R.E. Mountain Secondary students gifted teddy bears

Anson Yu, an R.E. Mountain Secondary student in Langley, recognized as a Loran Scholar

Yu was one of 36 recipients of the four-year undergraduate award and one of six from B.C.

Drug deaths drop by half in Langley

The total number of lethal overdoses remains higher than before the crisis began

Final four to play at 2020 Junior Boys Basketball Provincial Invitational Tournament in Langley

Walnut Grove Gators vs. St. Patrick Celtics, Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs vs. Kelowna Owls

VIDEO: Illicit drug overdoses killed 981 in B.C. in 2019, down 38%

Chief coroner says figures were down about a third in the province’s fourth year of the opioid crisis

VIDEO: Protesters block tracks in Maple Ridge

West Coast Express train service has been suspended, buses arranged for commuters

VIDEO: B.C.’s seventh coronavirus patient at home in Fraser Health region

Canada in ‘containment’ as COVID-19 spreads in other countries

Motorists were ‘driving like their own Indy 500’ before fatal Abbotsford crash, court hears

Family member declares defence request for 90-day jail sentence a ‘joke’

B.C. takes over another Retirement Concepts senior care home

Summerland facility latest to have administrator appointed

Man pleads guilty to stabbing woman, off-duty cop outside North Delta elementary school

The suspect, whose name is under a publication ban, faced 10 charges in relation to this incident

RCMP pull office from Wet’suwet’en territory, but hereditary chiefs still want patrols to end

Chief says temporary closure of field office not enough as Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute drags on

Prescription opioids getting B.C. addicts off ‘poisoned’ street drugs

Minister Judy Darcy says Abbotsford pilot project working

Royals, Elvis, Captain Cook: Hundreds of wax figures find new life in B.C. man’s home

Former director of Victoria’s Royal London Wax Museum still hopes to revive wax figure tourism

Most Read