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  • 14 Jun 2013 10:25 AM | Anonymous

    NMA/R.E.Cycle Summer Series

    Dates: July 11, July 25, August 1, August 8, August 15

    Times:  5-6pm - Watering

                  6-7pm - Practice

                  7-9pm - Racing

     $10 per class - NMA members get second class for half price.

    The series will be run on a shortened track like last year.

    Class Distinction

    In addition to the classes we ran last year, if there are sufficient riders interested we will add a 'Pee-Wee' class for real little beginners, and run it on an ultra-shortened track like at Nationals.

    Big Bike A: Anyone who thinks they're pretty fast, like Pros, Intermediates, and hot-shot Juniors.

    Big Bike B: Those more modest in their claims to speed. Like older guys, beginners, mid-pack and back juniors, and possibly fast  Supermini riders who want to move up to the big bike world.

    Under/Over 30: Pretty much self explanatory...not for mini bikes.

    Small Wheel A: Faster 85's and 150F's, with 14"/17" wheels.

    Small Wheel B: Newer riders and slower 85's, all 65's, and possibly some competent, confident 50cc riders.

    Open Mini: A chance for all 100/85/65 bikes to race a second class, and see where they stand against faster kids.

    Pee Wee: For those 50cc, PW, CRF riders, and maybe some rookie 65cc riders who don't want to go up against the Open Mini bikes. This will be run on a 'ultra-shortened' track!

    * Series promoters, NMA, and Referee will have final say in what class a rider rides in.

    Sponsor

    R.E.Cycle will donate $500 in prizes for the series as a title sponsor, and Seehorse Media will donate photographs for trophies.

    Results

    Race results and series points will be posted online. Prizes will be given away, hopefully at an NMA race in the fall.

    Volunteer Requests

    We will need people to help water between 5pm and 6pm, and about half a dozen people to view the racing from directly trackside...with flags in their hands! We'll also need one finish line person, and one lap counter. Your involvement is how this works! Thank-You!

     

  • 11 Jun 2013 11:09 PM | Deleted user
    Full NMA memberships (aka, track passes) are on sale for HALF PRICE starting on July 1st 2013. Available at all local bike shops such as VI Honda, Mile Zero, Speedmerchant, Spunky's, and Pro-Max Automotive. Prices will continue through the remainder of the year for memberships. 

    These passes are valid through the rest of the 2013 season. 
  • 29 May 2013 12:07 PM | Deleted user

    Just a note to everyone attending and racing the Amateur Day and Pro National events this weekend at the Wastelands in Nanaimo... Gate entries, race fees and camping must be paid by cash - no cheques will be accepted. The only exception is prearranged VIP and Prime pits that can be paid by cheque.

    Any inquiries please contact VIMX at www.vancouverislandmx.com

    See you this weekend!

  • 24 May 2013 8:37 AM | Deleted user
    The Wastelands will be closed from Monday, May 27th to Friday, May 31st at 4pm (no exceptions) in preparation for the CMRC Monster Energy Pro-Nationals and Amateur Day. 

    Those who have pre-booked their campsites please be aware that you may NOT enter the grounds until 4pm on the 31st. See you next weekend! 
  • 13 May 2013 10:21 PM | Deleted user
    Here's some details on the June 1/2 Monster Energy Motocross Nationals weekend at The Wastelands in Nanaimo...

    Track Closure: The Wastelands will be closed from Monday through Friday until 4pm for event preparation. The only exceptions will be for event staff, select volunteers and those with reserved Prime Pits for camping. No early camping will be permitted.

    Camping: See the VIMX website or Facebook page for special Prime Pit camping reservation details. At 4pm on Friday the gate will open to the public for weekend camping entry on a first come first served basis. Weekend camping rates are $30 for tents and campers and $50 for trailers and motorhomes.

    Saturday: June 1st is Nationals Amateur Day and the Island Championship Series Round 8. Gates open at 7am, signup from 7am-7:45am, riders meeting at 8am, practice starts at 8:30am with morning and afternoon racing to follow.

    Sunday: June 2nd is the Monster Energy Motocross Nationals Opening Round. Gates open at 7am, Pro Practice at 8am, qualifying at 9:20am, Opening Ceremonies at 11:50am, Moto 1 starts at 12:10pm, Moto 2 starts at 1:30pm.

    Admission: Weekend admission is Adults $40, Under 12 $25 and Pre-schoolers FREE! Sunday admission is Adults $25, Under 12 $15, Pre-schoolers FREE! Tickets are available at the gate from 7am on both days.

    Directions:
    From Duke Point Ferry or South Island take Hwy 19, left on Jinglepot Road (exit 24), right on Biggs Road, 5kms to Wastelands MX on right.
    From Departure Bay Ferry take Hwy 19A, left on Mostar, cross Hwy 19, right on Biggs Road, 5kms to Wastelands MX on right.
    From North Island follow Hwy 19, right on Jingle Pot Road, right onto Biggs Road, 5kms to Wastelands MX on right.

    Concessions: There will be a number of food concessions on site for the weekend including Just Fries, K&K Hotdogs, AJ's and Grill It.

    Stay tuned to the VIMX Facebook page and website at www.VancouverIslandMX.com for updates.

  • 04 Apr 2013 1:54 PM | Deleted user
    Changes have been made to the CMRC Rule Book for the 2013 Season. Definitely something to check out before heading into the 2013 race season on the Island or wherever your racing career takes you in Canada. A quick run-down of the changes are listed below. 

    Chapter 1 – B) 2:

    Capacity limit for the MX2 class now allows 250cc two-strokes for the Pro class.
    250cc four-strokes are now eligible to compete in the Schoolboy class.

    Chapter 1 – C) 2: The advancement points required to advance from Beginner to Junior has been increased from 6 points to 10 points.

    Chapter 2 – G) 3: Procedures for Red Flag Stops and Restarts

    Addition – 3): In the event a race is ended due to a red flag, the rider that caused the red flag will receive last place points. If two riders or more caused the red flag, they will be scored last (ie. second last then last, etc.) according to their positions the lap prior to the red flag.

    Chapter 3 – A) 1: Redefined – The displacement of each engine cylinder is calculated by the geometric formula, which gives the volume of a cylinder; the diameter is represented by the bore, and the height by the space swept by the piston from its highest to lowest point:

    Displacement = (D/2)² x 3.1416 x C *

    Where D = bore

    And     C = stroke

    * Divide by 1,000 for cubic centimeters

    Chapter 7 – A) 7: Addition: The name of any entrant that lodges a protest will be withheld by the CMRC and will remain confidential.

    RULE AMENDMENTS

    Chapter 1 – B): The four-stroke capacity limit for the 65cc class has been increased to 100cc.

    Chapter 3 – A) 17: Aftermarket cylinder heads are permitted for the Super Mini class.


  • 29 Mar 2013 9:54 AM | Deleted user
    This Saturday and Sunday the track will be closed to riding for the final work party before race season starts. It would be awesome if anyone with free time could come up and help out either day (you don't have to be there the whole time, any assistance is appreciated). It's going to be a beautiful day, come help out, maybe get a tan, and help make your track look awesome!

    Saturday, March 30th and Sunday, March 31st. All Day. 
  • 17 Feb 2013 9:35 AM | Deleted user
    Hello Everyone! 

    It's time for a little spring cleaning.
    We have two weekend work parties coming up in the month of March in preparation for the 2013 season. We have acquired some awesome new equipment (a CAT!!) and have lots of ideas for changing up the track a little bit and get us ready for the opening day and season. We would love to see you there! RSVP to the event by throwing us an email or joining the event on the Facebook page so we can get an idea of how many might be there. 

    Dates: March 9th and 10th, 30th and 31st
    Times: 11am - 5pm

    Thanks! Hope to see you there. 
    Happy Riding!
  • 17 Feb 2013 9:00 AM | Deleted user
    Hello Motocrossers!

    That time of year is getting closer and closer, only two months away!
    Below is the race schedule as posted on the VIMX website. We've got four of those stops in Nanaimo this year and we can't wait to begin the preparations. 
    • April 13/14 – Practice Day/Round 1, Campbell River
    • April 27/28 - Practice Day/Round 2, Nanaimo
    • May 11/12 - Round 3/Round 4, Port Alberni
    • May 17/18/19 - Practice Day/Round 5/Round 6, Tri-Port   
    • June 1 - Round 7 and Nationals Amateur Day, Nanaimo
    • June 8/9 - Practice Day/Round 8, Port Alberni
    • June 22/23 - Practice Day/Round 9, Campbell River
    • September 7/8 - Practice Day/Round 10, Nanaimo
    • September 14/15 - Practice Day/Round 11, Campbell River
    • September 20/21/22 - Practice Day/Round 12/Round 13 (1 Moto), Tri-Port
    • October 5/6 - Practice Day/Round 13, Nanaimo
    • October 12/13 - Island Finals Round 14/Round 15 (1 Moto), Campbell River
    • October 13 - Island Motocross Banquet, Campbell River
    You can find out more information about the events by checking out the VIMX website 

    We are also very excited to announce that the Monster Energy Motocross Nationals will be visiting us again this year on Sunday, June 2nd. More information about those events can be found by clicking here. This is an amazing experience for all amateur riders to be a part of and a great time to spend with friends and family. 

    We are going to need all hands on deck for the Nationals this year. If anyone has any spare time, please contact us via email or the Facebook page to discuss the ways you'd like to help out. 

    Happy Riding! 
  • 05 Oct 2012 10:52 PM | Donna Meyland (Administrator)

    Nanaimo Motocross Association Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Sunday November 4, 2012 at 1:00-3:00pm at the Grand Hotel, 4898 Rutherford Road, Nanaimo.  

    Our club has done a lot of great work this year.  We would like to thank all of the volunteers who helped us make our events happen and supported our club during the year.  Some of our very dedicated Board have decided to step down due to other commitments.  We are sorry to see Mark, Donna, Jim and Sarah go!  Every year all Board positions are open.  If you are interested in any position please have a look at the job descriptions and feel free to contact any of us if you are interested or have any questions. 

     

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