Local motos wrap season at Seven Mile Track

The Tri-Port Motorbike and ATV Club wrapped up its home schedule of motocross racing at rain-drenched Seven Mile Track Sept. 21.

SEVEN MILE—The Tri-Port Motorbike and ATV Club wrapped up its home schedule of motocross racing with a condensed pair of Vancouver Island Motocross events at rain-drenched Seven Mile Track Sept. 21.

Originally scheduled for two days, Round 11 and Round 12 of the Island-wide schedule was compressed into a single-day session Saturday, featuring three motos (heats) in each classification.

“We looked at the forecast and decided to see if we could get it finished Saturday,” said Mark Ellis, head of the local club. “It seemed to go pretty well. Everyone had a good time.”

The club has already begun plans for the 2014 season, when it will host a two-day, VIMX event on May Long Weekend and another set of races in the fall.

“We’re hoping to put together another event in the summer, as well,” said Ellis.

He said track volunteers have prepared the East end of the track facility for a 50cc, beginner motocross track, and construction will begins soon on the new addition to the facility. Currently, the riders competing on the North Island are either veterans, like Ellis and Stu Abernethy, or a group of entry-level riders, including brothers Mason and Maxtin Northey, Ryler Smith and Kale Hunt of Port Hardy and Josh Crouse of Port McNeill. The new track will provide these 4- to 8-year-olds with an appropriate venue to hone their skills as they age up and grow into larger cycles. Michael MacDonald of Port Hardy also raced, in the 85cc class.

Abernethy claimed first in both his classes on the weekend, the Plus-50 and Vet Junior classes, sweeping five of six motos.

Mason Northey reached the podium with a runner-up finish in the 50cc 7-8 year class, and brother Maxtin was third in the 50cc 4-6 age group.




Vancouver Island Motocross

Points events 11-12

Sept. 21 results

(Moto 1-2-3)-Total





1. Stuart Abernethy (1-1-2) 70; 2. Dan Nikirk (2-2-0) 66; 3. Terry Anderson (3-3-3) 58; 4. Grant Peet (0-0-1) 25.


1. David Maloney (1-1-1) 75; 2. Dion Klassen (2-2-2) 66; 3. Patrick Harris (3-3-3) 60.

Beginner MX-1

1. Black McCay (1-1-1) 75; 2. Adam Poitras (2-2-2) 66.


1. Dylan Hansen (2-1-1) 72; 2. Joe Nikirk (1-2-2) 69; 3. Alexander Haley (3-3-3) 60.

Intermediate MX-2

1. Dylan Hansen (1-1-1) 75.

Beginner GP

1. Evan Tudor-Jones (1-1-1) 75; Carter Dashkewytch (2-3-2) 64; 3. Adam Poitras (3-4-3) 58; 4. Walker Gisborne (4-2-4) 58.

Junior GP

1. Steven MacDonald (3-3-1) 65; 2. Brody Schmidt (2-2-3) 64; 3. Brandon Johnson (4-5-4) 52; 4. Adam Smith (1-1-0) 50; 5. Daniel Klassen (0-4-2) 40.

Vet Junior

1. Stuart Abernethy (1-1-3) 70; 2. David Maloney (2-2-1) 69; 3. Dan Nikirk (3-3-2); 4. Dion Klassen (4-4-4) 54.

Junior MX-2

1. Joe Nikirk (3-2-1) 67; 2. Alexander Haley (1-1-5) 66; 3. Adam Smith (2-3-2) 64; 4. Harrison Bradley (5-4-3) 54; 5. Steven MacDonald (4-6-4) 51; 6. Daniel Klassen (0-5-6) 31; 7. Brody Schmidt (6-0-0) 15.

Super Mini

1. Harrison Bradley (1-1-1) 75; 2. Wyatt Youland (2-2-2) 66; 3. David Bradley (3-3-4) 58; 4. Tanner Meyland (4-4-3) 56.

85cc 12-16 years

1. Tanner Meyland (1-1-1) 75; 2. Brandon Johnson (2-2-3) 64; 3. Wyatt Youland (3-3-2) 62.

85cc 7-11 years

1. David Bradley (1-1-1) 75; 2. Michael Masters (2-2-2) 66; 3. Michael MacDonald (3-3-3) 60; 4. Cameron Bradley (4-4-4) 54.

65cc PeeWee

1. Cameron Bradley (1-1-1) 75; 2. Ryder Roth (2-2-2) 66; 3. Damien McLaughlin (4-3-4) 56; 4. Austin Dockendorff (3-0-3) 40.

50cc 7-8 years

1. Ryder Roth (1-1-1) 75; 2. Mason Northey (2-5-2) 60; 3. Sebastian Sulyok (3-3-3) 60; 4. Kale Hunt (4-2-4) 58; 5. Charley Roberts (5-4-5) 50; 6. Josh Crouse (6-6-6) 45.

50cc 4-6 years

1. Ty Cyr (1-1-1) 75; 2. Owen Hopewell (3-2-2) 64; 3. Maxtin Northey (4-3-3) 58; 4. Ashton McCay (2-4-4) 58; 5. Marcus Drake (5-6-6) 46; 6. Ryler Smith (0-5-5) 32.


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