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  • 20/08/2012 3:20 PM | Anonymous
    CMRC has released the full Monster Energy Motocross Nationals TV Schedule on Rogers SportsNet.  See the Nationals Schedule page for the Nationals Race and TV Schedule.
  • 15/08/2012 3:21 PM | Anonymous

    It's been a great summer so far with respect to weather and MX! Lots of activity at the Island tracks including Wednesday night club racing in Campbell River and Thursday night club racing in Nanaimo - with the upcoming August 16th and 23rd race nights still planned. Westshore MX in Victoria has also been running some great practice and race days.

    Reminder that the final round of the Island Championship Series is on August 26th in Campbell River with the usual practice day on the Saturday. Come on out and finish up the series with a bang. See here and the Campbell River MX website at www.campbellrivermx.com for upcoming details.


    Mark you calendars for the upcoming Island Club Series starting in September. This is a shorter 5 round series designed to attract new, current and alumni riders. CMRC has agreed to provide prorated/discounted Full CMRC Licenses for this series to riders who have not yet purchased their license. If you haven't been able to manage the time and/or financial commitment to race the full Island Championship Series, now is your chance to dust off your boots and come out and compete. For the regular warriors, we hope this series will draw more competition for you to line up against. The series will also introduce some class changes including some fun classes.
    • September 8 - Nanaimo Practice Day
    • September 9 - Round 1, Nanaimo
    • September 22 - Port Alberni Practice Day
    • September 23 - Round 2, Port Alberni
    • September 29 - Nanaimo Practice Day
    • September 30 - Round 3, Nanaimo
    • October 13 - Campbell River Practice Day
    • October 14 - Round 4, Campbell River
    • October 20 - Port Alberni Practice Day
    • October 21 - Round 5, Port Alberni
    Also stay tuned for details on the Island Championship Series Banquet date and location.
  • 12/08/2012 1:00 PM | Anonymous
    Nanaimo Motocross Association is also hosting a set of summer races Thursday evenings on July 12, 19 and 26, and August 16 and 23.  Practice from 5pm-6:30pm, racing from 7pm-9pm. $10 for NMA members, $20 for non-members, and no CMRC license required. For more information see their website News and Event Calendar at www.nanaimomx.com.
  • 12/08/2012 12:00 PM | Anonymous
    Campbell River Motocross Association is holding a summer Wednesday night racing on July 11, 18 and 25th. Sign-up at 5pm, riders meeting at 5:45pm, practice at 6pm with racing to follow.  $25 sign-up fee and no CMRC license required. For more information see their website at www.campbellrivermx.com. Come out and have some summer fun in the sand at Campbell River.
  • 06/06/2012 3:00 PM | Anonymous

    It's come to our attention that there were several parties this weekend that brought their RVs in earlier in the week prior to the official gate opening on Friday at 4pm, and as a result may have inadvertently not paid their camping fees at the gate. If this applies to you please email info@VancouverIslandMX.com to arrange payment. Thanks!

  • 06/06/2012 2:00 PM | Anonymous

    Apparently Mother Nature doesn’t read the weather forecasts! She unexpectedly came down hard on us this weekend, but despite the excessive moisture and resulting rivers of mud the Monster Energy Motocross Nationals weekend events went great. Saturday’s Nationals Amateur Day and Island Series Round 6 was well attended and provided some exciting racing by local Island and Mainland riders. As for the Sunday Pro National event, muddy is an understatement – it was an all-out mud bog! Congratulations to local Island riders Ryan Lalonde, Connor Barnes and Corey Cardinal for qualifying in Pro National MX2 class at 24th, 27th and 38th respectively. And even more props to Ryan and Connor for literally fighting through the muck and finishing both races at 24th and 31st overall respectively. Unfortunately Corey got taken out in his first race and wasn’t able to finish or ride the 2nd race. It wasn’t your usual MX event, but it was pretty spectacular watching the Pro and Amateur MX warriors fighting each other and the track conditions. See the CMRC website Pro MX Nationals News page for more of the action details and Jim Muir’s upcoming Seehorse Creative Media Race Reports for local perspective.

     

    Thanks goes out to the many organizations and people it takes to put on a National event like this…

    • Stallybrass Promotions Inc. (SPI) and CMRC for promoting and sanctioning the Canadian Nationals and working with VIMX and the Island clubs to bring it back to the Island.
    • The Canadian National Series sponsors for supporting amateur and professional motocross in Canada.
    • VIMX and local club sponsors for supporting motocross on the Island.
    • The VIMX Board, member clubs and the Nationals Working Group volunteers for planning, organizing and working with SPI to host and help run the event.
    • All the event staff and volunteers that helped out before, during and after the event.
    • All the race fans and spectators that came out on Saturday and Sunday to support local amateur and National Pro motocross.
    • Most importantly the riders and their teams and families for racing hard and putting on such a great show.

    We look forward to having you all back again next year. On to Kamloops for Round 2 this Saturday. Best of luck to the organizers, crew and racers up there. Hopefully Mother Nature treats them better us!

     

    VIMX Board

    On behalf of our member clubs Nanaimo MX, Alberni MX and Campbell River MX

  • 30/05/2012 3:00 PM | Anonymous

    Check out the new Island MX t-shirts that will be available at the Nationals weekend VIMX booth! Thanks very much to Alan at Ride Industries for donating the design.


  • 28/05/2012 3:28 PM | Anonymous
    Some VIP and Prime Pit sites still available for the weekend. (see previous post below for details). Please email info@VancouverIslandMX.com if you're interested in reserving one of these great camping sites.
  • 28/05/2012 1:00 PM | Anonymous

     The Wastelands site is closed to everyone except event staff and VIP Pit purchasers until FRIDAY AT 4PM. Please no entry for weekend camping until that time.

  • 26/05/2012 1:00 PM | Anonymous

    A couple if important National event updates...

    • In addition to the Pro racing on Sunday there will also be 50cc GP and Supermini run as free entry support classes.  This is your opportunity to show off your talents to the big guys, and race both days!
    • Due to strict regulations for public events there will be no open alcohol permitted on Saturday and Sunday during the event hours of 9am to 6pm. The Beer Gardens will be open on Sunday from noon to 6pm (don’t forget your ID). RCMP and Liquor Inspectors will likely be attending the event and security guards will be also be checking and enforcing this rule on Sunday by checking cars and people for alcohol. This is very important as infractions could risk our ability to obtain event permits in the future. Thanks for your cooperation - VIMX and NMA.
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