North Island motor sports action

Vancouver Island’s motocross racers return to the North Island for two days of high-flying action this weekend.

SEVEN MILE—Vancouver Island’s motocross racers return to the North Island for two days of high-flying action this weekend — and locals can check it out for free.

Vancouver Island Motocross Association season points races 5 and 6 are slated for Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 10 a.m. each day at Seven Mile Motocross Track.

A free admission promotion for the spring series races worked out so well for the club that it’s inviting the public back again at no charge for the Thanksgiving weekend races.

A concession will be open throughout the weekend, which features two sets of motorS per class each day.

 

 

 

Stocks wrap season

Tri-Port Speedway wrapped up stock car racing season last week with a play day after drivers elected not to race on the final meeting.

Sunday’s periodic drizzle made for a slick and uneven track in places, and a series of near misses during warm-ups helped the drivers make the decision to forego points races in favour of a series of fun matchups.

The decision means that Glen Day retained the track champion title, his 672 points for the season topping the table.

Jim Swift’s impressive return to the track this year earned him second place, while second-season driver Jared Breitkreitz claimed third, just 6 points ahead of Daniel Hovey.

 

 

 

O’Connor sets record

Modified racer Lawrie O’Connor set the standard high at Washington’s Gray’s Harbor Raceway last week, dialling in a track-record time during hot laps.

The Port Hardy driver knocked a full two-tenths off the previous record, which had stood since 2008.

O’Connor explained that a week of rain had helped speed up the track, with several drivers clocking in higher than usual.

Unfortunately though, he didn’t get the chance to follow his record-breaking time up in racing. “We lap in the mid- to high-16s usually, “ he explained. “I came in at 15.561 (seconds). Then I blew the motor the following lap, so that ended the season.”

O’Connor said he had already secured a replacement car and was looking forward to getting back on the track at November’s Duel in the Desert at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

 

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