Motocross mania takes over track

Nanaimo’s Wastelands Motocross Park hosts its first race of the season Sunday, a stop on the Vancouver Island Championship Series.

Nanaimo motocross rider Stephen Weme will try for another win in his junior MX-2 class at Wastelands Motocross Park this Sunday (April 29).

Nanaimo motocross rider Stephen Weme will try for another win in his junior MX-2 class at Wastelands Motocross Park this Sunday (April 29).

A hundred motocross riders will make for some rip-roarin’ racing this weekend.

Nanaimo’s Wastelands Motocross Park hosts its first race of the season on Sunday (April 29), the Round 2 series stop on the Vancouver Island Championship Series.

The season got underway two weeks ago in Campbell River and the racing there received race reviews. One of the highlights up-Island was Nanaimo’s Stephen Weme winning the fiercely competitive junior MX-2 class.

This Sunday’s racing is expected to include about 15 different classes ranging from four- to seven-year-olds on 50cc bikes all the way up to a 50-and-over class.

According to an event press release, the Canadian Motorsport Racing Club will offer a “first-time-free” promotion. CMRC will waive its $140 licence fee for a rider’s first race, though the class entry fees of $25-$30 still apply.

Racing is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning and usually runs until late in the afternoon. Spectator entry fees are $10 for adults, $5 for six-12-year-olds, and kids five and under are free. For more information, please visit nanaimomx.com.

The Vancouver Island Championship Series consists of eight races held at three different tracks: Campbell River, Port Alberni, and Nanaimo’s Wastelands. The series is sanctioned by the Vancouver Island Motocross Association and CMRC.

Nanaimo News Bulletin

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