Vernon’s Shlyo Orchard is riding high after finishing first in both races at the BMX Spring National at Exhibition Barn in Chilliwack.
Vernon sent 28 riders to the two-day season opening event. Eli Lingren, Ken Botterill, Nathan Martin, Dale Cooper and Chris Spence finished in third in their respected races Saturday. Sunday saw Botterill and Jennifer Bitz place third.
The provincial qualifiers run later this month and there are local races Tuesday nights at 7 p.m.