President’s Report 2017

What a great year we have had. Starting off with our first club-run under lights, the 15 year anniversary at Wandering and the first ride at Ian Payne’s property at Wandering that from now on will be known as Payne’s Find. All of the club-runs organized by your committee and their band of happy helpers put in a lot of hard work to ensure that you had a safe and enjoyable ride. I would like to thank those hard-working members for their help during the year and special thanks to Barbara Brady for the extra work she put in all year long. These people are what make me proud to be a member of this club. On the sad side we lost longtime member and great bloke Ross Campbell and were told our lease at Narrogin will not be renewed in July 2020. Hopefully, the shire will come to its senses and let us stay on as we are the best tenants they will ever have. Work completed by the club at Narrogin included a small wall to allow leveling for a paved area in front of the canteen and shade sails installed to make the viewing of the days racing more comfortable for our members. Wandering this year saw the club and the Ferguson Family celebrate 15 years of racing at the Mill Farm track. We pitched a large pavilion so as to have a meal with Ferguson family and remind the new members that the club run started out as and still is in remembrance of Dan Ferguson.

I hope everybody enjoyed themselves this year.

I wish you all a safe and happy festive season and hope to see you all next year.

Gary Johnson
VMXWA President.

2017 Wandering Race Report

What a fantastic weekend of racing at our premiere event of the year Wandering Scramble. The weather gods smiled on us again as they seemed to do at this event every year they must know it is something special.

Firstly I would like to thank all those involved with putting the event on from the Fantastic Ferguson Family to all the helpers (officials / flaggies / canteen staff/starters + finisher / and especially those who helped set up the track and remove everything at the end of the day).  Another special mention for Steve Riley what a great job he does on the microphone.  These events can’t be put on without team work.

Anyway down to the racing.

Sidecars had a field of 7 carts with the racing fast and furious with the pairing of Gary Johnson and Nick (i need to put some weight on )Ferguson showing a clean pair of heals to the rest of the field, Sarah and Robert Dillon coming in second with Wayne and Ryan Fanderlinden third.  You could have thrown a blanket over the rest of the field as the racing was that close and all teams put on a great display they were (Andrew Irving / Brad Green)(Michael and Nathan Smith)(Phil Brown and Ryan Wallace)(Adam Fanderlinden and Jason Dillon).

Over 65

Frank Barron’s first ride back from injury proved the rest helped with him taking the number 1 spot the rest of the old fellows proved they still have it with Ronnie Tyers second and Denis Moloney third.  The rest of the guys put on a great ride with a few pulling up early for some tea and scones.

A Grade

Once again Russell Speak was putting on a display of how to ride a bike fast and smooth with a clean sweep of all 4 races.  Adam Fanderlinden back from injury took out second with Mathew Ferguson taking out third, it’s amazing to see how fast these guys can ride these old bikes.

Pre 70

First place went to past VMX champion David Wright who has come back to the club after many years, second went Morgan Parsons and third Mick Godbold.

B Grade,

Young Benjamin Rae showed all the old fellows how to ride a pommy bike by taking first place with Jock Bahen second on Suzuki TM400 widow maker and Paul Gibbs third, B grade was the best racing on the day.

Pre 65

As usual, some of these bikes didn’t finish the day (mine being one).  The rest of the guys had a great time with Pat Smyth coming out on top, Brian Watson second and Greg Speak third it is good to see these old bikes on the track every year.

C Grade.

Once again another large field of riders. Brad Mcdonnell took out first place with Stuart Aldred a close second and Mike Mcdonnell third.

Over 55

This class has a lot of A graders in it now so, as usual, they took out all the placing Russell Speak first Greg Speak second and Joe Grasso third this group is getting larger (and I don’t mean their waist measurement!).

The last event of the day was the Dan Ferguson Handicap.  A large contingent of riders turned out with Wayne Clarke directing traffic.  In the end, Dave Jones took out this prestigious award.  Congratulations Dave!

This was one of the best events we have had for a long time though we have never had a bad one at wandering, when you have great racing and no injuries make for a fantastic weekend, see you all at Collie 17/9/2017.

Wandering Millfarm Scramble – 27th August

All right guys and gals it’s almost here with the Millfarm Scramble now only one week away!

This is the biggest annual Vintage Motocross event in WA and this year is the 15th anniversary of this fantastic event!

All spectators are welcome with canteen and toilet facilities available at the track.  Camping available Saturday night with a bonfire and good yarns on offer.

Hope to see you all there!

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