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Orr Outraces Competition

"What would I do every day if I could?” That is the question Spokane 8th grader Lucas Orr asked himself while trying to decide what sport to pursue, and the answer was riding his bike.  

That simple question and answer led Lucas to racing in The American Bicycle Association USA-BMX, the world’s largest BMX racing organization. Racers compete on dirt tracks, some with asphalt corners, against other competitors in their age group and classification.

The Grand Nationals is the final nationwide competition in the BMX season, Lucas has twice made the finals in this race.  In 2014, Lucas was the winner of the nine year old novice division at the Grand Nationals in Tulsa. He followed this with a 5th place finish in 2015 in the intermediate division. In 2016 he had 2 national wins and was the 11 Intermediate State champion in both the class and cruiser division. After taking the 2017 season off, in 2018

Lucas currently sits 11th place in points across all age groups in his district in the Cruiser Division.

Lucas said the best moments of his racing were winning the Grands in 2014 and winning 2 of 3 races at Sooner Nationals as well as being awarded a team trophy in 2016. He said the best part about racing is building friendships with the other racers and talking racing and strategy after the races. Lucas plans to continue racing during the 2018 season and beyond, trying to earn another win at the Grand Nationals in November.