Kale Hunt finished first in both heats of the 65cc-B class.

Locals sweep top spots in motocross event

Contributor J.R. Rardon on local success at a Campbell River motocross event

Kale Hunt, Mason Northey and Maxtin Northey of Port Hardy swept the top three spots in the 65cc B division to highlight the Tri-Port Motocross & ATV Club showing in the Vancouver Island Motocross spring series race at Campbell River track June 28.

Michael MacDonald, another Port Hardy rider, powered to a runner-up finish in a competitive Super Mini field.

The riders were part of a small delegation of five North Island riders on a hot, dry day that kept overall turnout at the track low.

Hunt finished first in both motos, or heats, in the 65cc-B class, with Mason Northey second each time. Mason’s younger brother, Maxtin, raced up a class to finish third in both motos.

Earlier, he placed third in the 50cc class among riders 7-8 years old.

Ryler Smith added a sixth-place overall showing in the 50cc division, finishing fifth in the first moto and sixth in the second.

MacDonald raced to second-place finishes in both his motos, behind division winner Joey Parkes of Nanaimo.

The Campbell River races wrapped up the VIMX Spring Series. The Island Club Series will kick off Aug. 28-30 with Round 1 and 2 racing at Tri-Port Track. The facility is located off Highway 19, across from Seven Mile Landfill between Port Hardy and Port McNeill.

Meanwhile, Campbell River will host Round 2 of the BC Championship series Aug. 1-2. More info is available at vancouverislandmx.com.

 

 

Spring Series Round 10. At Campbell River Motocross Track

50cc (4-6 years)

1. Layne Donaldson, Nanaimo (2,1); 2. Parker Cutler, Nanaimo (1,3); 3. Mason Couture, Campbell River (4,2); 4. Jakoby Giannakos, Nanaimo (3,0); 5. Cash Halkyard, Courtenay (0,4).

50cc (7-8 years)

1. Evan Donaldson, Nanaimo (1,1); 2. Ashton McCay, Campbell River (2,2); 3. Maxtin Northey, Port Hardy (3,3); 4. Raymond Williams, Nanaimo (4,4); 5. Jaden Moria, Nanaimo (6,5); 6. Ryler Smith, Port Hardy (5,6); 7. Kayla Welsh, Victoria (7,7).

65cc Peewee B

1. Kale Hunt, Port Hardy (1,1); 2. Mason Northey (2,2); 3. Maxtin Northey (3,3); 4. Marcus Drake, Campbell River (4,4); 5. Madi Brett, Campbell River (5,5).

65cc Peewee

1. Jeff Trumble, Victoria (1,1); 2. Mathew Dobler, Black Creek (2,2); 3. Ryan Brett, Campbell River (3,3); 4. Charley Roberts, Port Alberni (4,4); 5. Hayden Peck, Nanaimo (5,5); 6. Mason Peck, Nanaimo (6,6); 7. Tally Gavel, Campbell River (8,7); 8. Ashton McCay, Campbell River (7,0).

85cc (7-11 years)

1. Drake Richmond, Port Alberni (1,1); 2. Cameron Bradley, Salt Spring (2,2); 3. Damien McLaughlin, Nanaimo (3,3); 4. Ryan Fawbert, Gold River (4,4); Mathew Dobler, Black Creek (5,5).

85 cc (12-16)

1. Kolten Pieters, Nanaimo (1,1); 2. Garrett Horsman, Gibsons (2,2); 3. Wyatt Soderstrom, Lantzville (3,3); 4. Brandon Loyst, Black Creek (5,4); 5. Brody Laderoute, Black Creek (4,6); 6. Hunter McLellan-Taylor, Campbell River (6,5); 7. Oriana Fraser, Ladysmith (7,0).

Intermediate MX-2

1. Daniel Vanderbasch, Victoria (2,1); 2. Dylan Hansen, Port Alberni (1,2); 3. Tyler Neil, Campbell River (3,3).

Junior GP

1. Brody Schmidt, Port Alberni (2,1); 2. Brandon Johnson, Salt Spring (1,3); 3. Dillon Harris, Campbell River (3,2); 4. Tanner Meyland, Crofton (4,4); 5. Eric Albertson, Fort McMurray, AB (7,6); 6. David Bradley, Salt Spring (9,5); 7. Elias Young, Courtenay (5,0); 8. Wyatt Youland (Duncan) (6,0); 9. Chris Kulhawy, Ladysmith (8,0); 10. Ryan Cornbill, Sooke (10,0); 11. Dave Mouat, Kamloops (11,0).

Junior MX-1

1. Brandon Johnson, Salt Spring (2,1); 2. Brody Schmidt, Port Alberni (1,2); 3. Tanner Meyland, Crofton (3,4); 4. Dillon Harris, Campbell River (5,3); 5. Joey Parks, Nanaimo (4,5); 6. Eric Albertson, Fort McMurray, AB (6,7); 7. Elias Young, Courtenay (0,6).

Junior MX-2

1. David Bradley, Salt Spring (1,1); 2. Ryan Cornbill, Sooke (2,2); 3. Darren Jenkins, Parksville (4,3); 4. Chris Kulhawy, Ladysmith (3,4); 5. Levi Reimer, Campbell River (0,5).

Junior MX-3

1. Levi Reimer, Campbell River (1).

Ladies

1. Oriana Fraser, Ladysmith (1,1); 2. Melanie Mihoc, Nanoose Bay (2,2).

Plus 40

1. Paul Hansen, Port Alberni (1,1); 2. David Maloney, Nanaimo (2,2); 3. Dion Klassen, Nanaimo (3,3); 4. Grant Blair, Courtenay (4,4); 5. Mike Voysey, Port Alberni (5,5).

Super Mini

1. Joey Parkes, Nanaimo (1,1); 2. Michael MacDonald, Port Hardy (2,2); 3. Cameron Bradley, Salt Spring (4,3); 4. Damien McLaughlin, Nanaimo (6,4); 5. Wyatt Soderstrom, Lantzville (7,5); 6. Drake Richmond, Port Alberni (3,0); 7. Kolten Pieters, Nanaimo (5,0).

Vet Junior

1. Dave Mouat, Kamloops (2,1); 2. Shawn Aigner, Nanaimo (1,3); 3. David Maloney (3,2); 4. Dustin Whiteside (5,4); 5. Mike Voysey, Port Alberni (4,0).

Vet Master

1. Jeff Banks, Campbell River (1,1).

Youth

1. Dylan Hansen, Port Alberni (2,1); 2. Daniel Vanderbasch, Victoria (1,2); 3. Tyler Neil, Campbell River (3,3)

 

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