Jason Abernethy negotiates a corner during his sweep of the season-opening motocross event in Campbell River April 23-24.

Jason Abernethy negotiates a corner during his sweep of the season-opening motocross event in Campbell River April 23-24.

Abernethy posts clean sweep in motocross opener

Port McNeill rider wins MX2 Junior, GP Junior classes in Campbell River race event

Jason Abernethy of Port McNeill posted a clean sweep across two classifications as the Vancouver Island Motocross Association kicked off its 2011 Spring Season in Campbell River April 23-24.

Abernethy took the top podium spot in the MX2 Junior class in both Saturday’s and Sunday’s motos, and duplicated the feat while competing in the GP Junior class.

Abernethy was one of nine members of the Triport Motocross and ATV Club to compete in the event.

Dallas Bradshaw added a first-place finish in the GP Beginner class Sunday after placing second on Saturday.

In other MX2 Junior results, Brody Low placed 9th and 11th in the two days; Travis Cote was 15th and 7th; Arnie Irving was 16th and 17th; Kyle Klaric placed 14th Saturday and Tanner Smithson placed 18th Saturday.

In GP Junior results, Low placed 6th both days; Cote was 7th and 12th; Irving was 11th both days; Smithson was 13th and 9th; and Klaric was 15th Saturday.

Bradshaw also competed in the MX2 Beginner class, placing 8th Saturday and 5th Sunday.

Mark Ellis and Stu Abernethy also rolled for the Triport club. Ellis placed second in the Vet Junior class and Abernethy was fourth. In the Plus 40 class, Ellis posted finishes of 7th and 6th, while Abernethy was 6th and 8th.

Triport will host its Spring Season event on May long weekend, drawing riders from throughout the Island to 7 Mile Track the 21st and 22nd. The races are also a qualifier for the Canadian Amateur Motorsports Championships, to be held in Raymond, Alberta, June 29-July 2.