PR: VIMX 2012 Island Event Schedule Announcement

VIMX 2012 Island Event Schedule Announcement
 
The Vancouver Island Motocross Association (VIMX) and its member clubs Nanaimo, Campbell River and Alberni Motocross Associations, along with CMRC, are proud to announce the Island Event Schedule for 2012. See the VIMX Island Event Schedule link on the VIMX website at www.vimx.ca for full details.
 
 
To: All BC Vancouver Island and Mainland Region CMRC Members
 
The Vancouver Island Motocross Association (VIMX) and its member clubs Nanaimo, Campbell River and Alberni Motocross Associations, along with CMRC, are proud to announce the Island Event Schedule for 2012. The schedule includes a primary 9 round VIMX Championship Series and a shorter 5 round VIMX Club Series. Given the general preference to avoid double-headers and include more practice days, each race weekend (except Nanaimo Round 6/National Amateur Day) has a Practice Day on Saturday and racing on Sunday. VIMX is pleased to include TriPort Motorbike and ATV Club in our Championship Series as a VIMX associate club. VIMX made significant efforts to include Westshore MX in the Island race schedule this year. This included negotiating with CMRC for the inclusion of a non-CMRC sanctioned track, insurance provision, and first-time free CMRC racing licenses. Unfortunately Westshore MX declined to work with VIMX/CMRC or participate in the Island race series. However the "First Time Free" license offer will still be available at some of our races to riders who have never had a CMRC license.
 
VIMX is also extremely excited that CMRC chose Nanaimo Wastelands to kick off the 9 round Monster Energy Motocross Nationals Series this year on Sunday, June 3rd. Like last year, the Nationals Amateur Day on Saturday, June 2nd will also be Round 6 of our Championship Series. See the Monster Energy Motocross Nationals Schedule page on the www.vimx.ca website for the complete series schedule.
 
VIMX has included our fellow CMRC/BCMA Mainland riders on this announcement as we'd like to invite you to come race some of our Island events. We're working on providing some incentives to Mainland riders to help encourage you to make the trip and ride with us – to be announced shortly. We also encourage our Island riders to attend some of the BCMA Mainland events, including the planned BCMA Pro Am Championship in Kamloops currently scheduled for August 31st through September 2nd. See the BCMA and BCMA South websites for Mainland schedules.
 
For more details about VIMX and CMRC see the About VIMX page on the www.vimx.ca website.
 
VIMX Championship Series
 
This is the main 9 round Island CMRC Series including 3 Amateur National Qualifiers.
  • April 14 – Campbell River Practice Day
  • April 15 – Round 1, Campbell River
  • April 21,22 – Nationals Work Party, Nanaimo
  • April 28 – Nanaimo Practice Day
  • April 29 – Round 2, Nanaimo (also ANQ)
  • May 5 – Port Alberni Practice Day
  • May 6 – Round 3, Port Alberni
  • May 12 – Nanaimo Practice Day
  • May 13 – Round 4, Nanaimo
  • May 19-21 – Nationals Work Party, Nanaimo
  • May 26 – Port Alberni Practice Day
  • May 27 – Round 5, Port Alberni (also ANQ)
  • June 2 – Nationals Amateur Day and Round 6, Nanaimo
  • June 3 – Monster Energy National, Nanaimo
  • June 9 – Monster Energy National, Kamloops
  • June 16 – Campbell River Practice Day
  • June 17 – Round 7, Campbell River (also ANQ)
  • June 29-July 1 – Western Canadian Amateur Championships, Raymond
  • August 18 – Port McNeill Practice Day
  • August 19 – Round 8, Port McNeill
  • August 25 – Campbell River Practice Day
  • August 26 – Round 9, Campbell River
  • August 31-September 2 – BCMA Pro Am Championship, Kamloops
Note that events in italics are other VIMX or CMRC events planned during the series schedule. The Championship Series Banquet date and location are still to be determined.

VIMX Club Series

This is a shorter 5 round series designed to attract new, current and alumni riders. CMRC has agreed to provide prorated/discounted Full CMRC Licenses for this series to riders who have not yet purchased their license. If you haven't been able to manage the time and/or financial commitment to race the full Island Championship Series, now is your chance to dust off your boots and come out and compete. For the regular warriors, we hope this series will draw more competition for you to line up against. The series will also introduce some additional fun classes.
  • August 31-September 2 – BCMA Pro Am Championship, Kamloops
  • September 8 – Nanaimo Practice Day
  • September 9 – Round 1, Nanaimo
  • September 22 – Port Alberni Practice Day
  • September 23 – Round 2, Port Alberni
  • September 29 – Nanaimo Practice Day
  • September 30 – Round 3, Nanaimo
  • October 13 – Campbell River Practice Day
  • October 14 – Round 4, Campbell River
  • October 20 – Port Alberni Practice Day
  • October 21 – Round 5, Port Alberni
Note that events in italics are other VIMX or CMRC events planned during the series schedule. 

Other Events

The VIMX member tracks are also planning many other events throughout the year including open houses, riding schools, evening racing and Endurocross races. Once events and dates are finalized they will be posted on the VIMX and individual club websites.
 
It takes an enormous amount of time and effort to plan, promote, organize and run motocross race series and other events in the regions.  We want to thank in advance all the people that take precious time from their already busy lives so that we can all enjoy our great sport. Please remember to actively support these volunteers and consider helping out if you can at the region level, clubs and/or races. We're all looking forward to another fun and exciting season of riding and racing on the Island and abroad.
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