New-look track hosts motocross races

New covered starting area and longer course will greet pro and amateur riders in Vancouver Island Motocross Association spring series event at 7 Mile Track.

A new-look 7 Mile Motocross Track will greet race fans this weekend as the Tri Port Motorbike and ATV Club hosts Rounds 6 and 7 of the Vancouver Island Motocross Association’s spring racing series.

Brightly coloured starting gates and a new roof adorn the starting area, from which riders will shoot into a longer, uphill run into the new hole shot. New jumps and longer straightaways have also been added, which extends the full lap to more than two kilometres.

Many pro riders are expected to take advantage of the new features in the races, which are also qualifiers for the Western Canadian Amateur Nationals June 29-July 2 in Raymond, Alberta.

Tickets for each race session are available at the gate and are $10 for adults and $5 for youths 15-under. Kids under 5 are free, and family passes are available for $25.

Racing will start at 10 a.m. each day, and practice rides will be held Friday.

 

Learn to skate

The Port McNeill Figure Skating Club has announced its annual Learn to Skate summer lesson program will begin Monday, June 27 at Chilton Regional Arena.

The Week 1 session will be held from June 27-30 from 4-4:45 p.m. each day. Week 2 lessons will follow July 4-8, from 2:30-3:15 p.m. each day.

Cost for the lessons is $75. A one-day registration session will be held at the arena June 8 from 3-5 p.m. Registration forms may also be picked up at Timberland Sports in Port McNeill, filled out and dropped off during registration.

For more info, call Elizabeth at 250-956-3995.

 

Hockey clinics

Registration continues for a pair of summer hockey camps to be held in July at Port McNeill’s Chilton Regional Arena.

Port McNeill Clayton Stoner, a defenseman with the NHL’s Minnesota Wild, will bring the Vancouver Island Hockey Clinic to the arena from July 4-8. Registration is $395 and registration forms are online at www.progressivehockey.com.

The third Lou Lemire Summer Hockey Skills camp will follow July 11-15. The registration fee is $395 until June 1, and $425 after June 1. Registration and other camp info is available at www.loulemirehockeycamp.com.

For skaters who register with Port McNeill Minor Hockey before June 1, a $50 rebate is available off registration to either camp. Strategic Forest Management is sponsoring the first 20 players who register, and Port McNeill Minor Hockey will contribute the $50 to all remaining players who take advantage of the early registration.

 

Fish derby

The 6th annual Quatsino Fishing Derby will be held July 30-31, and organizers are seeking a few good prizes.

To donate goods or cash, call Gwen at 250-949-7960 or Dianne at 250-949-7879.

 

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