Motocross spring series kick started in Campbell River

What a way to start off the 2011 motocross season on Vancouver Island

What a way to start off the 2011 motocross season on Vancouver Island.

Campbell River Motocross Association hosted rounds one and two of the Vancouver Island Spring Series on April 23-24.

There was a good turn out both days of riders and spectators, from across the Island, Lower Mainland and the outlying islands.

Local riders turned in some fine results.

It was a great weekend for Campbell River’s Ryder Roth, who rode in the 50 cc 4-6 years class. Roth was up against some really serious riders from the Lower Mainland but Roth had a plan of his own, to take the victory in his home town. Roth did just that and finished with first place over all on both days of racing. Charles Charlton of the Lower Mainland was second while Cole Wasmuth finished third overall.

In the ladies class, some great riding was on display. Camille Baker of Nanaimo was on hand and rode in not only the ladies class but she rode in two mixed classes. Baker rode really well in the ladies class and took home first over all for both days. In the MX2 Intermediate class she finished 14th overall and took the 11th spot in the youth division. Campbell River was well represented in the ladies class, with Lindsey McLean and Chelsea Masters both twisting the throttle hard. McLean was in the lead over Baker for a short while during the Sunday morning moto but lost the lead during the second lap leaving her to finish the moto in second place. McLean finished the weekend out in second place overall.

Masters was out there roaring around the track in the new 2011 Scott gear she had recently won in a Canada-wide essay contest. Masters roared across the finish line in third place in each of her motos.

Campbell River rider Corby McCartney made his return to the motocross felt on Saturday after a few years away from it. McCartney raced the MX1 Intermediate class and roared to an early lead and never looked back. He took home first over all for the day while Campbell River rider Brendon Fear took home second place over all for the day.

On Sunday it was Brandon Cyr and Fear battling it out for first overall. When the checker flag came out it was Cyr that was the overall winner for the day while Fear finished second for the day.

McCartney was also roaring around the track in the vet master class on Saturday. He was up against some highly experienced riders but held his own very well. Not letting off the throttle at all while roaring into and out of the corners to ensure he made a podium finish. Campbell River rider Darcy McKenna was also riding the class and held off McCartney to take home first over all while McCartney finished the day in second place.

On Sunday McKenna was once again the rider to chase down. But McKenna took an early lead in both motos and never looked back.