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  • 07/12/2012 3:10 PM | Anonymous
    Your new 2013 VIMX Board was elected at the recent AGM on November 25th...
    • Blaine Johnson, President
    • Matt Muenzler, Vice President and Nanaimo MX Representative
    • Justine Haley, Treasurer/Secretary and Alberni MX Representative
    • Joel Bradbrooke, Director and Nanaimo MX Representative
    • Paul Wilkinson, Director and Campbell River MX Representative
    • Curt Schmidt, Director and Alberni MX Representative
    • Stuart Abernethy, Director and TriPort MX Representative
    Other people that volunteered to continue helping out include Dave Barnes with communications and Marla Daniels with promotions and sponsorships.

    It was a very positive meeting with great support from the 4 member clubs/tracks Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Campbell River and TriPort MX. The board is enthusiastic and is looking forward to another great year of motocross on the Island. They are working on the 2013 Island Series schedules and have some great ideas for the upcoming year including improving race formats, Island-level promotions, sponsorship and growth.

    Please welcome them, and a huge thanks to the outgoing 2012 board for all their great volunteer work this year...Dave Barnes, Matt Muenzler, Jim Muir/Donna Muir, Paul Wilkinson, Tim Fluter, Jeff Stites, Justine Haley.

    All the Island clubs have also elected their new 2013 boards. See their respective websites/Facebook pages for details. Thanks to all the people that volunteer and work hard to plan organize and run the clubs and events. Without committed volunteers at the club and Island levels motocross just simply wouldn't happen. If you're interested in helping out next year at the club or Island levels please email info@VancouverIslandMX.com.

    We hope everyone has a great off-season and gets as much riding in as possible in preparation for the upcoming 2013 Island motocross season. Safe riding and keep the rubber part down!
  • 22/11/2012 9:13 PM | Anonymous
    The VIMX AGM is this Sunday, November 25th from 2pm-4pm at the Oliver Woods Community Centre at 6000 Oliver Road in Nanaimo. The meeting will elect members of the VIMX board from the clubs and start planning for 2013. The meeting is attended by board representatives from Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Campbell River and TriPort clubs and club members are also welcome to attend.
  • 21/11/2012 12:00 PM | Anonymous
    Just an awesome end to the 2012 Island MX season last night at the banquet! Fantastic turnout, awards, prizes, food, music/dancing and socializing with all the MX friends and families. Thanks to everyone on the VIMX Banquet Committee for all efforts, Mark Swanwick for MCing the event, and to the Duncan Travelodge for hosting and feeding us all. Have a great off-season and we'll see you all again at the races in the Spring!
  • 08/11/2012 10:03 AM | Anonymous
    Are you planning to attend the upcoming Island Motocross Banquet for great night of food, entertainment, awards, prizes and fun with your family and friends but haven't yet purchased your tickets? This Saturday, November 10th is our deadline to provide the Travelodge the final seating and dinner numbers. So you have until Saturday to purchase or reserve your tickets to be picked up at the door. If you’ve already got your tickets but know any procrastinators that haven’t yet, please spread the word - tell, email, phone, text, tweet, message, post, etc.

    Remember the banquet isn't just for series award winners, it's a celebration of another great year of motocross on the Island for everyone - volunteers, sponsors, riders, family and friends. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone out for a great event this year.

    Tickets can be purchased online from the VIMX website event calendar link at 2012 Island Motocross Banquet.

    Ticket can also be purchased or reserved from any of the following people:
  • 01/11/2012 9:18 PM | Anonymous
    Well, it’s been another great year of motocross on the Island! Race event sign-up numbers were up for the first time in a few years with the usual crowd, some old faces and lots of new riders and their families. We had a fantastic 8 round Island Championship Series, a VERY muddy but surprisingly well attended Monster Energy National round, and some great summer evening racing at Nanaimo and Campbell River. Our Island Club Series that just wrapped up this past weekend in Port Alberni had some challenges with weather extremes postponing one race and cancelling another. But we managed to still run 4 of the 5 planned race events and everyone had a great time.

    VIMX and member clubs Nanaimo, Port Alberni and Campbell River Motocross Associations want to thank all the volunteers that literally make motocross happen on the Island, all the sponsors that support the clubs, and most importantly all the riders and their families and friends for supporting Island, Provincial and National motocross in Canada.

    To celebrate a great year we hope to see everyone at the upcoming Island Motocross Banquet on November 17th at the Travelodge Inn in Duncan. It’s going to be a fun family-oriented evening with great food, lots of prizes, awards, a live band and good friends. Don’t forget that tickets must be purchased in advance from a number of sources including online. See the VIMX website at www.VancouverIslandMX.com for more details.

    One more thing…please consider getting involved with your local clubs. Without club board members and other volunteers the tracks and racing simply wouldn’t exist. Their yearly Annual General Meetings are coming up soon:
    • Nanaimo – Sunday, November 4th, 1pm at the Grand Hotel in Nanaimo
    • Port Alberni – Wednesday, November 14th in Port Alberni
    • Campbell River – Monday, November 12th, 7pm at the Head Injury Group Headquarters in Campbell River
    See their respective websites for more details.

    We’re already looking forward to next year including having the TriPort Motorbike and ATV club back on board.
  • 14/10/2012 12:51 PM | Anonymous
    Too hot/dry for one race, too much rain for another! Don't you just love BC weather? Sorry to say that the Island Club Series Round 4 in Campbell River today had to be cancelled due to track conditions caused by excessive rain. Thanks to the Campbell River MX club for all their efforts in running the practice day and preparing for the race event. Round 5 in Port Alberni is scheduled for next weekend. And the rescheduled Port Alberni Round 2 race is scheduled for the following weekend. However, given the cancellation this weekend we're looking at the possibility of having the rescheduled Round 2 race at Campbell River instead. Stay tuned for details.
  • 12/10/2012 11:08 PM | Anonymous
    Attention riders, parents, family and friends! Come celebrate the 2012 motocross season at the annual Vancouver Island Motocross Banquet.

    When: Saturday, November 17th, doors open at 5pm, banquet starts at 6pm.
    Where: Travelodge Inn, 140 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan.
    What: Buffet dinner, Island Series awards, live music, kids room, lots of prizes and most importantly a GREAT TIME with your family, friends and MX competitors.

    See the 2012 Island Motocross Banquet Event Calendar link for more details including ticket prices, purchase options, prizes and accommodation.
  • 12/10/2012 7:45 PM | Anonymous
    Attention MX'ers! Don't miss Round 4 of the Island Club Series in Campbell River this weekend. Practice Day on Saturday from 10am - 3pm and racing on Sunday. The weather is looking a little damp but if there's a track that can take it, it's Campbell River. Best of luck and safe riding to all the racers this weekend.
  • 18/09/2012 7:19 PM | Anonymous
    Well, the decision is in...Due to continued dry conditions Island Timberland's properties remain closed until further notice - when some significant rainfall occurs. Unfortunately this means that the Island Club Series Round 2 practice and race scheduled for this September 22/23 weekend in Port Alberni in cancelled. VIMX is looking at options to add another race somewhere in the series schedule. Stay tuned.

    If you still want to get some seat time this weekend check out the Campbell River track or the Hare Scramble at the Wastelands on Sunday.

    We'll see you all at the Club Series Round 3 practice and race in Nanaimo on September 29/30!
  • 29/08/2012 9:23 PM | Anonymous
    VIMX and member clubs Nanaimo, Port Alberni and Campbell River Motocross Associations are excited to announce details on the upcoming Vancouver Island Club Series starting on September 8/9. As with the Championship Series, each race weekend will include a Saturday Practice Day followed by racing on Sunday. This shorter 5 round series is designed to attract new, current and alumni riders. Mainland riders are also invited to come join the fun and offered some great incentives.

    Highlights and details...
    • New class format based on rider input with fewer classes to increase the number of racers in each class, increase competition and shorten the day.
    • New Team Relay Race sponsored by VIMX to be held following the 1/2 hour lunch break. Each team will consist of an 85cc, Junior, Intermediate and Vet rider. Best of all the race will have FREE sign-up and a $200 prize - $100 to 1st place, $60 to 2nd place and $40 to 3rd place.  Get your teams together and register them before lunch.
    • FREE sign-up for Pro GP class.
    • For riders who have not yet purchased their license, CMRC has agreed to provide prorated/discounted Full CMRC Licenses for this series.
    • For any Mainland riders traveling to the Island - FREE gate entry, 1st class sign-up and camping.
    Series Schedule:
    September 8/9 - Practice Day and Round 1, Nanaimo
    September 22/23 - Practice Day and Round 2, Port Alberni
    September 29/30 - Practice Day and Round 3, Nanaimo
    October 13/14 - Practice Day and Round 4, Campbell River
    October 20/21 - Practice Day and Round 5, Port Alberni

    Weekend Format and Times:
    Saturday Practice Day: Approximately 10am - 3pm
    Saturday Pre-sign-up: 7pm - 8pm
    Sunday Gate Open: 6:30am
    Sign-up: 7am - 7:45am
    Riders Meeting: 8am
    Practice: 8:30am
    Morning Racing
    1/2 Hour Lunch
    Team Relay Race
    Afternoon Racing

    Race Classes: 50cc, 65cc, 85cc, Open Mini, Beginner GP, Junior GP, Intermediate GP, Pro GP, Under 30, Over 30, 35+, 45+, Ladies, Team Relay

    Gate Fees: $10 for 13-adult;  $5 for 6-12years;  FREE for 5 and under, FREE for racers

    Race Fees: $30 for first class and payback classes, $25 for second class and 50cc, FREE for Pro GP

    Other series rules and details to note:
    Classes must have 5+ riders to run.
    Beginner class will not be prized/trophied.
    All races and points count, there are no dropped races in this series.
    CMRC numbers and plate colours must be visible on bikes (front and both side plates). Numbers must also be visibly displayed on chest protector or jersey (they must match your bike but colour does not matter).
    A current CMRC license is required to race. A daypass of $50 is available and CMRC is offering a discounted Full License to riders that have not yet purchased their license.

    See the VIMX website at www.VancouverIslandMX.com and Facebook page at www.facebook.com/VancouverIslandMX for further details as they become available. Also stay tuned for details on the upcoming Island Championship Series Banquet date and location. See you at the races!
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