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Jul 18, 2011

Motocross competition in the West

Motocross is a motorcycle sport held in enclosed off road circuits.  The sport’s appeal comes when the riders take their bikes in rugged dusty and sometimes muddy trails. The sport has been gaining traction and kicking up dust in the true western region of the country. On Sunday riders from across the country along with participants from Guatemala and Colombia revved up their bikes inside the free zone area of the Benque border. The event was organized by Juan Carlos Palencia and Sam Bruce. News Five spoke to Bruce who says that they hope to make the next event even bigger.

Via Phone: Sam Bruce, Organizer, Benque Motocross

“We had a very nice international event with motocross contestants from Guatemala, Colombia, from local Mennonite group from Spanish Lookout, from Blue Creek, from Belmopan Area—everyone did a super, super job.  We had some of the local sponsors. We did it in the free zone area near the border. It was an overwhelming success with the people—everyone enjoyed it. No one got hurt and we need more positive basin for the people in the area. And before we finished the event, the people were asking when is the next one because they are ready for this type of entertainment, this recreation and it is a good positive event that the area really needs.”

Jose Sanchez

“I understand that you along with Juan Carlos Palencias were some of the organizers. Do you think it is something you are gonna have annually or sometime in the near future again?”

Via Phone: Sam Bruce

“Umm yes. The participants were all eager to be coming back real soon. This is something that they really enjoy in Belize and it is good international relations to do this kind of thing. And again, it’s done privately; it has nothing to do with government, but it definitely improves international relations especially within the countries of Central America.”

Trophies were also handed out at the motocross. First place in the Super Experts category was won by Augusto de la Riva of Guatemala. First place in the expert category was won by Yerson Ortiz of Colombia. And first place in the Amateur category was won by Chris Reimer of Belize.

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1 Response for “Motocross competition in the West”

  1. says:

    this is where willie and lena have been sunday funny

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