Race Event Information

Welcome 2020! Here is our 2020 Island Championship Series Schedule and info, we are proud to say we worked with Westshore MX and HHHMX to have no over lapping of our race weekends, so between the 2 stroke series and ours you will have lots of race action!!! 🏁🏁

Race Series

The Vancouver Island Motocross Association and the 5 Island Motocross Associations run the VIMX Race Series generally consisting of 2 races at each track.  The Series generally runs from early April through mid June, and from the end of August through mid October.  See the Event Calendar for further information on planned races and other NMA, Island, BC and Canadian motocross events.

VIMX is run by volunteers again this year, NO board of directors.....during race weekends please direct all questions, concerns to the Referee, if race related, or the host tracks' president.

MRC Licensing

Racers are required to have an MRC License to raise in our series.  Visit MRC

1)  PLEASE register your MRC Membership on line ASAP, this is the mandatory way to register this year www.mrcracing.com $65
**bring proof to each race registration

2) YES YOU CAN RACE WITHOUT A MEMBERSHIP this year for an additional $5.00 fee to the first and second class, and you will NOT be included in the overall series points, but more than welcome to race weekends you choose to without being a member

Race Fees

Under the MRC there are four groups

  • PRACTICE DAY Saturdays $25

  • MRC Members - 1st class $40 / 2nd class $30 / 3rd class $25  (MUST HAVE 5 RIDERS FOR PAYBACKS TO BE ISSUED)

  • Paybacks Classes -1st $40 / 2nd $35 / 3rd $35  

  • NON MRC Members - 1st class $45 / 2nd class $35 / 3rd class $25

  • ** you will notice the $5 increase to the 1st class is still applied, this $5 each rider each weekend will be paid to VIMX for the year end trophies

  • Over Night Pitting Fees $20 for the weekend (if members at the host track, NO FEE)

Race Weekend

Check out our race day format here.

Race Numbers and Colours

Under the MRC there are four groups of numbers that are utilized for assigning numbers. They are 50cc, 60cc, 80cc 7 to 11 80cc 12 to 16, Beginner, Junior Intermediate, Pro ATV.  MRC does not reserve numbers.  Instead, numbers are assigned once the membership license application is received.  Amateur numbers range from 11 to 999 in each group. Pro class numbers are assigned from 1-50 determined by the final standings of the national championships.  An Intermediate rider can have a number from 11-50 providing there is no Pro in that region that has that nationally assigned number.

As for number and background colours the MRC requires the following:

·       50cc, 60cc, 80cc, Beginner and Junior are red numbers on white backgrounds

·       Intermediate are black numbers on yellow backgrounds

·       Pro are black numbers on white backgrounds

Race Classes

The following is a list of classes run in the VIMX Series. (Club Race Classes may vary)

  • 50cc (4-6) - Trophy 

  • 50cc (7-8) - Trophy

  • 50cc Open **New  

  • 65cc (7-9) - Trophy

  • 65cc (10-11) - Trophy 

  • 65cc Open **New 

  • 85cc (7-11) - Trophy 

  • 85cc (12-16) - Trophy

  • Supermini - Trophy 

  • Schoolboy (125 only) - Trophy

  • Schoolboy 2 (150 2s to 250 4s) - Trophy 

  • Beginner Open - Trophy 

  • Junior Open - Trophy

  • Ladies - Trophy 

  • Intermediate Open - Payback 

  • Pro Open - Payback 

  • Youth Open (17-29) - Payback 

  • Vet Junior - Payback 

  • Vet Master - Payback 

  • Plus 30 - Payback 

  • Plus 40 - ayback

Tracks

There are now 5 tracks on Vancouver Island that are part of Vancouver Island Motocross Association (VIMX):

·       Nanaimo Motocross Association (Wastlands Track)

·       Westshore Motocross Association (Langford, behind Western Speedway)

·       Port Alberni Motocross Association

·       Campbell River Motocross Association

·       Tri Port Motocross Association (Port McNeill)

Racing Etiquette

  1. All racing will be conducted under the current season’s MRC Motocross Competition Rules.

  2. Waivers must be signed by a parent/guardian for all riders under the age of 19 years. This must be done in the presence of one of the Executive or someone appointed by the Executive.

  3. The referee has the authority to ride off any rider with the black flag.

  4. Each bike shall be equipped with a legible number displayed on the front & side number plates.

  5. If tied in points, the second moto shall count for the win.

  6. No rider shall ride on the track from time of pre-race grooming until race day.

  7. Practice and track use is for club members only. If you are a club members and you bring a non-member with you to practice at the track without a day pass, you will be suspended from racing at the next event in Nanaimo. If you consistently bring non-members to the track for practice, you will be disqualified from any series points, trophies and/or payback; and/or suspension of track privileges. If a non-member comes to the track to practice on their own, it is the obligation of any members present to request they sign the insurance waiver and purchase a day pass from a Sponsor location- -OR ASK THEM TO LEAVE.

  8. Club meetings will be held on a regular basis. Any member with a complaint is welcome to attend a meeting, as issues will be discussed at meetings – not at the track. Please visit our Events Page for meeting dates

  9. Riders are not to ride to/from the track on public roads. If known to do so. the member will be suspended from the next Nanaimo race and face suspension of track privileges.

  10. No one other than flaggers and first-aid attendants are allowed on the track while a race is in progress.

  11. The Executive has the authority to move a rider to a different class (up or down) with a majority vote from the Executive.

  12. Any riders known to be partaking in alcohol/drugs, during/prior to a race, will be suspended for the day.

  13. There shall be no pit riding or riding on the roads. Pit riding is dangerous and causes erosion to our Club property.

  14. Dogs are allowed providing they are on a leash and under control.

  15. No riders under the age of 16 shall use the facilities with out parent/guardian written consent.

  16. Members of the club are encouraged to attend all General Meetings and as many work parties as possible. Help at the track is always needed and appreciated.

  17. Any rider continually ignoring club rules shall be banned from using the track.

  18. A family membership is for immediate family members only who live under the same roof.

  19. Do not litter or leave behind unwanted items like used tires, broken parts, etc. If you bring it in – take it out! Please keep our track clean!!

  20. Close the gate after you enter the track; if you are the last one to leave, ensure the gate is locked behind you.

  21. When camping or staying late at the track, all fires must not be left unattended. Fires are subject to all Local and Provincial campfire regulations and bans. Quiet time will be enforced after 10:00 pm. Non-compliance will result in immediate removal from the track.

  22. Those riders that are not practicing or using the track in a safe and/or appropriate manner will be requested to leave the track and should similar behaviour occur, track and membership privileges will be suspended.

  23. All riders must wear protective gear including: helmet, goggles, protective pants, long sleeve jersey & protective footwear/boots. Chest protectors, knee/shin guards, & gloves are strongly recommended.

  24. Good sportsmanship is encouraged at all times. We are all here to have an enjoyable riding experience.

PLEASE RESPECT THE RACE FACILITY, THE VOLUNTEERS AND YOUR FELLOW RIDERS.

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How to Connect

Nanaimo Motocross Association
Suite 179 101-5170 Dunster Rd
Nanaimo, BC V9T 2Z2

Email:  info@nanaimomx.com

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