Welcome to 2021.
The VMX Club of WA had its first club event of the year at Stockton Park, Collie, home ground of the Collie Motorcycle Club.
Firstly thanks to the Collie Club for allowing us the use of the venue, all the work that Mitch Corry put in prior to our arrival and the use of the Club rooms, showers and toilets
The track was prepped to perfection, with the sprinkler watering system in force Saturday afternoon ensuring dust free riding on Sunday. Thanks also to longtime VMX supporter Steven Melvin for coming out to the track on Saturday arvo moving sprinklers around…much appreciated.
As a steady flow of eager members arrived Saturday arvo, it was great to catch up with faces that I haven’t seen since last year. Evening brought around a chorus of laughter and merriment from the campers as adult beverages were consumed and stories of past glories were embellished.
Sunday dawned with a picture perfect scene across Lake Stockton with the sun rising and the lake shrouded in mist..
Sign on accomplished thanks to the effort of Michael Gordon and then it was on to the dulcet tones of Andrew Irving for Clerk of the Course duties at the riders meeting.
23 riders signed up for the first meeting of the year, not too shabby, considering the stories that were circulating about bikes that were still in several stages of reassembly.
Practice underway, with the ever alert Bill Watson on flags allowing many and varied versions of practice..
This adhoc arrangement allowed plenty of time for “mass starts” and spirited riding and if the riding went for more than the planned 3 laps…well…
Great to see some faces that have been absent for a while..Vic James arrived with 2 bikes..good to see you Vic.
Jason Plumley debuted his 400 Suzuki, looked very nice..
My heros of the day were Jason Cook and Luke Varnavides who climbed aboard the ex Andrew Irving sidecar and put in may laps….the laugher could be clearly heard all around the circuit..welcome aboard guys..
Plenty of Jones and Latham brothers in the pits great to see you guys too..
The twin shock feature was dominated by Ralph Miller..thanks to the guys that came and showed their support for the twin shock class..something that was strongly supported in the survey that was sent around.
Look at Debra Miller’s web site for plenty of pics of the days riding..Wicked Foto Outlet.. wfofotos.com or look for Wicked Photo Outlook on Facebook. Click here to be taken direct to the photos from the weekend.
I also would like to wholeheartedly thank the guys that gave up their ride day to come along so the rest of us could enjoy ourselves, the flaggies. Roger Parham, Nick Maxfield, Trevor Rivers and Michael Gordon, thanks again.
Don’t forget, next event is the VMX Club invite to the Classic Club at Darkan, 18 April 2021 hope to see you all there…. Look for the ads on FB and our website.
There is also a Clerk of the Course training being conducted at Darkan on the Saturday arvo prior, come along.. make sure you have done the L1 Officials online learning beforehand.