The South Corner Racing Circuit finished off their season on Saturday with races at Trackside MX Park in Estevan.
An awards banquet was held following the seventh and final round of the year.
The races attracted 176 entries, down slightly from a record turnout at Estevan on June 11, but Trackside president Chris Istace said he was happy with it.
“That was really good. There were a few other events going on that took away some of our riders,” he said. “Everybody that came got a treat, that’s for sure.”
Class winners on Saturday were Greg Miller (125 Class), Brody Bremersch (Open A and youth), Braden Bechard (Open B), Jeff Morgan (Open C), Bryce Reynolds (vet), Kristi Moore (women’s), Sam Severson (beginner), Kade Anderson (super mini and 85 cc), Travis King (65 cc) and Noah Jacobson (50 cc).
Istace said rainfall the week before the races was “a good helping hand from Mother Nature” and helped provide the proper surface moisture.
With the 2011 schedule completed, the SCRC must now ponder an important question during the off-season.
There are several tracks from larger centres interested in joining the series, but the group wants to keep it a local operation that all riders can feel comfortable racing in.
“We’ve developed a real good strong following. It’s good and bad,” Istace said.
“We want to keep it an entry-level, grassroots series but we keep drawing more and more people from outside the area. There’s such a demand for the type of series we run, but I’m concerned that it would take away from it.
“It might start getting intimidating for the new riders we’re trying to get.”
Tracks in Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Yorkton and Manitoba have expressed interest.
“We’re at a point of growth where, what do we do for next year? We keep adding and developing our track and it keeps getting better every year,” Istace said.
One change likely to take place next year is splitting the popular younger classes apart, based on skill levels.
“We always want to focus our series on the new people to the sport,” he said.