The Vancouver Island Motocross series is off and roaring.
Nanaimo hosted the first stop on this year’s series on Sunday at the Wastelands Motocross Park.
“Everyone said the track was fantastic. The racing conditions were perfect,” said Racheal Talboys, Nanaimo Motocross Association secretary.
Nineteen divisions of racing were contested, from pro MX-1 all the way down to superminis.
“We had a bunch of new riders that went up on the track. I saw a lot of smiles on everybody’s faces, so overall, it was really good,” Talboys said.
The championship series, formerly a spring and fall series, has been combined into one season-long entity from April to October. The Nanaimo Motocross Association hosts three stops in total; the other Wastelands race days will be May 28 and Sept. 10.
For information about the Nanaimo association, please visit www.nanaimomx.com.