Motocross drivers rev up

Local motor sports enthusiasts will have two more events to take in this weekend

One week after the North Island’s 2011 drag-racing season wrapped up, local motor sports enthusiasts will have two more events to take in this weekend.

 

 

 

Motocross

The Triport Motorbike and ATV Club wraps up the local motocross racing season at the 1.9-kilometre 7 Mile Track Saturday and Sunday when it hosts the third and fourth rounds of the Vancouver Island Motocross Association’s fall season. The club will hold a practice session for riders Friday, then commence the first of two motos each day at 10 a.m. on the recently reconfigured track, which boasts the only covered starting area on the Island.

“We’re looking forward to a fast and furious fall,” said club president Mark Ellis.

A special clinic and exhibition race will be offered during the lunch break for 50cc peewees and 70-80cc youth riders both days.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth 15-under, and free for children under five. Registration for the youth clinic and ride is $10.

Flaggers are also being sought for the weekend, and those interested can earn money for helping out while getting a prime view of the action. To volunteer or for more information, call Mark at 250-956-9873.

 

 

 

Stock cars

The Tri-port Motor Sports Club hosts a doubleheader weekend of racing at Tri-Port Speedway, featuring the second and final round of the Dust Bowl trophy series Sunday at 1 p.m.

The weekend begins with racing under the lights Saturday, with time-ins commencing at 7 p.m. Drivers return Sunday afternoon to wrap up the Dust Bowl, which began two weeks earlier but had its second session rained out.

Tickets are $5 each session for adults, $3 for youth and seniors and $2 for children.

 

 

 

Golf deadline

A few spots remained in the annual Seven Hills Men’s Open Golf Tournament this week, but you’ll have to move quickly to get into the Sept. 10-11 event at Seven Hills Golf and Country Club.

Registration for the 36-hole gross/net championship is $135, and entries will be taken only through this Saturday, Sept. 3.

To register or for more information, call the pro shop at 250-949-9818.