BigSteelBox Supports Youth Entry Fees for BC National Arenacross Championships with New Sponsorship
November 8, 2013 - Kelowna
Top riders from across Canada will return to Chilliwack for two days of action as the Kawasaki Canadian Arenacross Championships kicks off November 8 and 9.
For many young riders, participation in the championships has been made possible with support from premium sponsor Kelowna’s own BigSteelBox, who joins the new title sponsor Kawasaki in supporting the growing sport.
“We’ve been hosting indoor dirt bikes races for nearly 20 years and this event has grown into the Canadian National Championships," says sponsorship coordinator Jari Heinonen. “We’re excited to welcome BigSteelBox to the fold. Support from our sponsors helps to cover event costs so riders of all ages can participate in the sport.”
Spectators will enjoy the action-packed Arenacross, whose indoor venue places viewers closer to the smaller, faster track. The six-event race series is hosted at Chilliwack Heritage Park and Cloverdale Agriplex with the finals set for March 7 and 8.
The all-class championships feature entrants as young as 4 to 7 years of age.
Topping the list of young talent is Kelowna’s own Casey Keast. With support of BigSteelBox, the 14-year old rider traveled to Ontario this summer and returned as Grand National Motocross Championship in the super mini 14-16 division. An injury yesterday will have Keast sitting out of the first few weeks of the race series.
Other young talents to watch are local favourites Tyler Gibbs of Aldergrove and Jacob Piccolo of Abbotsford.
The pro rider to beat this year is defending champion Spencer Knowles, a local from New Westminster.
A number of riders from across Canada are also participating thanks to support of local shops that have supplied bikes. The brother duo of Tyler and Jeremy Medaglia of Nova Scotia are ones to watch.
Photo Caption: BigSteelBox's sponsorship of the Canadian Arenacross Championships is helping young riders like Casey Keast, Wyatt Waddle and Jacob Piccolo participate in the growing sport.