BMX racing is one of the sports included in the 41st National Games now in progress in Chiang Mai. However, the host province doesn't have a venue for this particular sport; and building a new one just for the occasion means the investment would become useless and finally rot away after the games are over. Luckily, a family in neighbouring Lampang came to the rescue.
"I'm glad our track was selected for the big event," said Sirisak Jaisawang, head of Lampang's Sor Khelang BMX team. His daughter Hathaipetch, aka Nong Kwan, one of the team's six racers, won all of the five events at this year's Thailand Championship in the eight-year-old-and-under girl's category.
The course used for the National Games' BMX competition on Dec 11 was the third Sirisak and his wife Kanthamanee had built for their daughter and her teammates, with the help of Prasert Rattnapoom, better known among BMXers and downhillers as Na Der, who has designed several BMX and DH tracks across the Kingdom.
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