Round one of the Vancouver Island Spring Series this past weekend in Campbell River. In the photo is Port McNeill rider Jason Abernethy #215

Round one of the Vancouver Island Spring Series this past weekend in Campbell River. In the photo is Port McNeill rider Jason Abernethy #215

Motorcross Season Off With a Roar

A summary off the beginning of motorcross season and results

Campbell River riders Nathan Davidson, Dillon Harris and Ashton McCay parlayed home-track riding into weekend points victories as the Vancouver Island Motocross Association season kicked off April 5 with Round 1 racing at Campbell River Motocross Track.

Davidson swept the first and second motos to top 12 rivals in the Junior GP class, and went on to add a third-place finish in the Junior MX-2 class.

Harris faced a smaller field, but also swept both motos in the Junior MX-1 division to take the trophy.

McCay was similarly a double winner in the 7-8-year-old 50cc division for some of the track’s youngest competitors, then stepped up to the 65cc Pee Wee class to place 6th. Fellow local youths Madi Brett (6th), Tally Gavel (7th) and Thea Gavel (9th) also competed in the 50cc division.

Campbell River’s Ethan Oullette was runner-up in the Schoolboy division; Marcus Drake posted a runner-up finish in the 65cc Pee Wee B division, and Ryan Brett was also second, in the 65cc Pee Wee A. He was followed by Mathew Dobler of Black Creek (4th) and McCay.

Other local place-winners included Ryder Roth, 4th in the 85cc 12-16 division; Levi Reimer, 4th in Junior MX-3; Tyler Neil, 5th in Intermediate MX-2; and Brandon Maud, 10th in Junior MX-3.

The season opener covered the length of the Island, drawing riders from Victoria to Port Hardy, as well as several from the lower mainland.

In the pro class, Ryan Lockhart of Langley, a nationals-calibre competitor, duelled Mission’s Lee Coutts to come away with both the Pro GP and Pro MX-1 titles.

Following a practice round Saturday in blustery, occasionally rainy conditions, Sunday’s racing was held in mostly sunny, springtime conditions as the sandy track quickly dried to provide faster conditions as the day went on.

Round 2 took place April 12 in Nanaimo. Racing returns to Campbell River Motocross Track with Round 10 of the spring series, June 27-28.

More racing takes place at the track Aug. 1-2 and Thanksgiving weekend, Oct. 10-11.

Vancouver Island Motocross

Round 1

At Campbell River

Placing (Moto 1/Moto 2)

50cc 4-6 years

1. Layne Donaldson (1,1); 2. Cash Halkyard (2,2); 3. Blake Dockendorff (3,0).

50cc 7-8 years

1. Ashton McCay (1,1); 2. Ray Williams (3,2); 3. Evan Donaldson (2,3); 4. Maxtin Northey (4,4); 5. Jaden Moria (5,6); 6. Madi Brett (6,7); 7. Tally Gavel (7,8), 8. Ryler Smith (0,5); 9. Thea Gavel (0,9).

65cc Pee Wee B

1. Mason Northey (3,1); 2. Marcus Drake (2,2); 3. Brandon Sheldon (4,3); 4. Kale Hunt (1,0).

65cc Pee Wee

1. Ty Cyr (1,1); 2. Ryan Brett (3,3), Sebastian “Seby” Sulyok (2,4); 4. Mathew Dobler (7,2); 5. Mason Peck (4,5); 6. Ashton McCay (5,6); 7. Charley Roberts (6,8); 8. Hayden Peck (8,7).

85cc 7-11

1. Drake Richmond (1,1); 2. Cameron Bradley (2,2); 3. Damien McLaughlin (3,3); 4. Ryder Roth (4,4); 5. Austin Dockendorff (5,5); 6. Ty Cyr (7,6); 7. Ben Gibson (6,7); 8. Bryce Lafleur (9.8); 9. Mathew Dobler (8,9); 10. Ryan Fawbert (0,10).

85cc 12-16

1. Garrett Horsman (1,1); 2. Michael MacDonald (3,2); 3. Jake Trumble (2,4); 4. Wyatt Soderstrom (4,3); 5. Brody Laderoute (5,5); 6. Liam Bohmer (6,6); 7. Oriana Fraser (7,7).

Intermediate MX-1

1. Adam Smith (1,1); 2. Tyler Pedersen (2,0).

Intermediate MX-2

1. Joe Nikirk (2,1); 2. Mac Holmes (4,3); 3. Andrew Moore (3,5); 4. Harrison Bradley (8,2); 5. Tyler Neil (5,4); 6. Krisztian Turcsanyi (7,6); 7. Jason Abernethy (1,0); 8. Isiaiah Haylett (6,0).

Junior GP

1. Nathan Davidson (1,1); 2. Stephen Weme (2,3); 3. Brandon Johnson (7,2); 4. Brody Schmidt (3,5); 5. Tanner Meyland (5,4); 6. David Bradley (4,5); 7. Ryan Cornbill (9,7); 8. Dylan Keller (12,8); 9. Zack Keller (11,9); 10. Jarrod Greenough (10,10); 11. Mitchell Nelson (6,0); 12. Daniel Klassen (8,0); 13. Chris Kulhawy (13,0).

Junior MX-1

1. Dillon Harris (1,1); 2. Garrett McAlinden (2,2).

Junior MX-2

1. Lloyd Hills (1,1); 2. Brandon Johnson (4,2); 3. Nathan Davidson (5,3); 4. Jared Currie (6-4); 5. Brody Schmidt (2,12); 6. Steven MacDonald (7,5); 7. Joey Parks (3,11); 8. Evan Dewar (8,7); 9. Tanner Meyland (10,6); 10. Mitchell Nelson (9,8); 11. Jarrod Greenough (11,10); 12. Chris Kulhawy (12,13); 13. Daniel Klassen (0,9); 14. Stephen Weme (13,0); 15. Wyatt Youland (14,0).

Junior MX-3

1. David Bradley (1,1); 2. Bradley Nelson (2,2); 3. Callan Taschuk (3,4); 4. Levi Reimer (4,7); 5. Jesse Talboys (10,3); 6. Jonah Smith (6,6); 7. Ryan Cornbill (8,5); 8. Zack Keller (7,9) 9. Dylan Keller (9,8); 10. Brandon Maud (0,10).


1. Camille Bunko (1,1); 2. Melanie Mihoc (3,2); 3. Jessie Jenkins (2,3).

Plus 40

1. Aaron Smeeth (1,2); 2. Jason James (3,1); 3. Paul Sprentz (4,3); 4. Matt Kerrigan (5,4); 5. David Maloney (6,5); 6. Dion Klassen (7,6); 7. Bryan Whitcomb (2,0).

Plus 50

1. Dan Nikirk (1,1); 2. Dave Martell (2,2).

Pro GP

1. Ryan Lockhart (1,1); 2. Lee Coutts (2,2).

Pro MX-1

1. Ryan Lockhart (1,1); 2. Lee Coutts (2,0).

Pro MX-2

Daniel Vanderbasch (1,1).


1. Jacob Piccolo (1,1); 2. Ethan Oullette (2,3); 3. Bradley Nelson (4,4); 4. David Bradley (3,5); 5. Justin Daniels (8,2); 6. Garrett Horsman (6,6); Jesse Talboys (5,7); 8. Wyatt Youland (7,10).


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