Motocross club invites small riders to big show

PORT McNEILL - Vancouver Island Motocross fall series races at Seven Mile Track will include clinic for newcomers to sport

PORT McNEILL — The Triport Motorbike and ATV Club is offering youngsters and local trail riders a chance to take part in its next big race at Seven Mile Motocross Track Sept. 3-4.

The Triport club will host the 3rd and 4th races in the Vancouver Island Motocross Association fall season at the 1.9-kilometre track between Port Hardy and Port McNeill, with racing beginning at 10 a.m. each day.

Club president Mark Ellis said a special clinic and exhibition race will be offered during the lunch break both days for 50cc peewee riders and for 70cc and 80cc youth riders who want to get a taste of the action on the jumps, hills and berms of the track.

“We’ve got some excellent riders on the North Island, and some guys who are ready to take the next step (in competition),” said Ellis. “But we’re hoping to recruit some younger riders. Boys and girls are welcome.”

The cost for the clinic and track ride is $10 per rider.

The Triport club is also seeking flaggers to assist on both race days, and will pay for the service.

To sign up for flagging duty or for more information, call Ellis at 250-956-9873. To pre-register for the youth ride, call Ellis or, in Port Hardy, call Martin and Marnie Northey at 250-949-9951.

 

Hockey tryouts

The ice will be back in at Port McNeill’s Chilton Regional Arena next month and the North Island Eagles will kick off the 2011-12 hockey season with two weeks of tryouts from Sept. 6-18.

Tryouts will be held for peewee, bantam and midget divisions, as well as an atom rep development program.

A full tryout schedule appears on this page. For more information, call Tanya at 250-956-4836.

 

Canskate registration

The Port McNeill Figure Skating Club will hold a one-day registration session for this fall’s Canskate program, Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 3-5 p.m. at the office in Chilton Regional Arena.

All returning and prospective skaters are welcome to attend the Canskate program, which will begin in Port McNeill Oct. 3.

 

Tour de Rock golf

Players of any skill level are invited to golf for a cause in the first North Island Cops for Cancer benefit golf tournament Sept. 17 beginning at 10 a.m. at Seven Hill Golf and Country Club.

The registration fee of $60 per person includes 18 holes of play in a 4-person best-ball format, followed by dinner, prizes, and a silent auction to benefit Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock.

To register or for more info, contact Cpl. Ryan Netzer 250-949-6335 or ryan.netzer@rcmp-grc.gc.ca