Riders in the seven and eight-year-old category line up at the start gate on Sunday morning.

Motocross Enthusiasts Converge on North Island

A double header weekend event brought riders from all over Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island motocross enthusiasts were out in full force at the Tri-Port motocross track all weekend, enjoying fun, music, barbecue, and a whirlwind of racing excitement..

The Tri-Port Motorbike and ATV Club hosted the double-header weekend motocross event on May 16 and 17 at the Tri-Port track between Port Hardy and Port McNeill. The race was round 5 and round 6 of the Vancouver Island Motocross Association’s 10 round Championship Series. Riders circling the track and spraying waves of dirt ranged in age from four to 50.

The Tri-Port Motorbike and ATV Club is part of the Vancouver Island Motocross Association, and the club will be hosting another event at the end of the summer. Angie Clance, one of the event organizers, explained that there were families and racers from all over Vancouver Island present at the event. “It’s fun for us to be able to host this event here,” said Clance. The Tri-Port Motorbike and ATV Club has about 20 members. The next event of this series, round 7, will take place in Port Alberni on May 23 and 24.

It was clear from the turnout at the event that this motocross community is a family affair, as many brothers, sisters, relatives and even pets came out for the event. There is even a father and son duo in the Tri-Port club who both race, and league wide there are additional competing families.



50cc Class:

Maxtin Northey, #22-3rd place

Ryler Smith, #94-4th place




65cc B Class

Kale Hunt, #360-1st place

Mason Northey, #33-2nd





Michael MacDonald, #119-3rd place




Intermediate Pro

Jason Abernethy, #215-2nd place





Jason Abernethy, #215, 1st place


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