Motocross racers took to the Campbell River track last weekend for the final race of the Fall Series.

Motocross season ends with a bang

Michael Masters of Campbell River achieved his goal during Thanksgiving weekend while racing rounds seven and eight at the Campbell River Motocross track in the 65cc class.

Michael Masters of Campbell River achieved his goal during Thanksgiving weekend while racing rounds seven and eight at the Campbell River Motocross track in the 65cc class.

Masters was determined to retain his second place over all standing for the Vancouver Island Fall Series.

He took home third place over all for both rounds while finishing the series in second over all.

Ryder Roth of Campbell River was also a rider with a mission this weekend. His mission was to be undefeated the whole series.

He did that this weekend with four first place finishes in the 50cc 4-6 class. Roth brought home first over all in the class for the Fall Series as well.

David Hill of Campbell River rode well enough this weekend to finish first in all four of his races. He went away with first over all in the GP Beginner class as well as the MX1 Beginner class both days.

It was huge air and roost throwing action that took place on Saturday and Sunday during the MX2 Intermediate class on the weekend as Ryan Lalonde of Victoria, Jason Abernethy of Port McNeill and Campbell River rider Trevor Devlin were battling it out for first over all.

The hang time these riders got, as well as the other riders in the class, was unbelievable. The roost they threw went across the track and at times into the crowd that stood on the corners watching the riders.

In the end it was Lalonde that took home first over all while Abernethy took home second place. Devlin finished in third place for the weekend.

In the Youth class this weekend there was also some high flying over the table tops. Lalonde was involved in some of it as he roared around the track.

He finished the day in top place on Saturday while Victoria rider Daniel Vanderbasch was second and Peter Swanwick also of Victoria took third place.

On Sunday in the Youth class it was Swanwick that took home first place as he finished the day with more over all points than Jason Abernethy who placed second over all.

Dean Tipper of Campbell River had a great weekend of racing between grooming the track.

Tipper, who has not raced in a few years, showed no sign of rust as he rode in the Vet Junior class.

On Saturday Tipper finished the day in second place behind Saltspring Island rider Matt Kerrigan.

Third place over all went to Port McNeill rider Mark Ellis.

On Sunday he roared out of the starting gate and rode to first place over all for the day.

The Thanksgiving races marked the end of the 2011 motocross season on Vancouver Island.

The yearly awards will be handed out in Port Alberni in early November.

-Ed Masters, Special to the Mirror