NSORRA Hare Scramble Round 2 – Mill Hill – June 18th, 2017
Congratulations to the winners this Sunday’s Hare Scramble Winners! We received a significant rain fall prior to the race but it didn’t stop 108 racers from coming out to Mill Hill MX park to race the muddiest course yet! The hills and holes posed challenges for riders and everyone had a great time. The day would not be possible without the many volunteers and the following individuals; race coordinator, Grant Lingley, timing team and medical team, Craig and Megan Cairns, sweep rider lead, Dave Tobin, and registration volunteer Matthew Hamilton. They put in a great amount of effort and, as always, NSORRA would like to thank you all.
Thank all the volunteers, riders, family members, friends, and spectators who came out for the day, Canada Ski Patrol for providing medical support, and Mill Hill owner, Blaine Prest for the amount of work he puts into the track, trails, and help he provides for the race volunteers.
Championship points totals: 2017 NSORRA Hare Scramble Points Totals_Round 2
NSORRA Hare Scramble Round 1 – South Alton – May 28th, 2017
What a Weekend!!! I want to take a moment to really thank everyone for what was a great weekend of racing! Of course as many of you know….South Alton experienced record attendance for this first race at 121 Racers!
The PeeWee and School Boy/Girl Classes in the morning went really well as did the Novice / Junior Race. I was standing with the School Boy/Girl bunch following their race with about 7 or 8 of them and they were all commenting “that was so much fun!” We added a little distance on their course this year and gave them the “Hill” which they all enjoyed. We had lots of new racers in the Novice Category and a great race it was for sure! We recommended lots of water and pacing yourself to the new riders and they came to say no truer words have been said but even more significant, they all said they cannot wait for the next event! We had a total of 45 + racers in this dual category.
The Afternoon Racing was amazing with a ton of racers lining up in three rows. Lots of spectators were on hand for this race with friends and family alike cheering on their racers. The Intermediate / Plus 40 / Experts-Pro races were an exciting start to the series with racers flying to the Hole Shot! While the race course was certainly getting beaten up….in fact it completely went away on the bottom section by the end of the race….the racers loved it and several were heard commenting exactly that…”a real challenge, not easy but worth it.”
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to South Alton landowner, Steve Parkinson, Rickard Parkinson, the NSORRA race committee, dedicated volunteers, NSORRA members and racers, and spectators.
Setting this course up was a lot of work, we had a great Work and Ride a few weeks before the event with Neil Jennings organizing a really fun day complete with BBQ! Much thanks to Steve Parkinson, Richard Parkinson, Danny Cassell, David Tobin, Lucas Swan, Nick MacDonald, Adam Shore, and of course Neil Jennings who spent the day clearing deadfalls, new trail, performing trail maintenance, and even using a gas leaf blower to clear the trail of debris (thanks Adam!).
TIMING AND SCORING
This is a new team we have on deck this year and they were nervous going into this first event. We had both Electronic Timing and Scoring and Manual Back Up on hand for the day to help the day run as smoothly as possible. The team really pulled together to give us a great event. They will learn from every event…I am really proud of you guys and thank you for the hard work you put into training pre-season.
This is a group that as a Medical Coordinator last year, I was always thankful to have access to but this year I gained a whole new perspective. Dave Tobin is our Sweep Coordinator this year and this guy really stepped up to the job! His team of riders were exhausted by the end of the day but what a great crew! Mike Ritter, Adam Shore, and Fred Eddy you guys are to be commended.
We were fortunate to experience relatively minor injuries on race day but Craig Cairns and his team were certainly busy throughout the day particularly through the Novice / Junior race. This is not unexpected with new racers, tough terrain, and being the first round of the season. Much thanks to both Craig and Grant on the bikes and our CSPS Krista Perry for holding down the on-site tent.
AWARDS PRESENTATION AT NOON AND END OF DAY
This is always a fun part of the day but this year was even more significant as we were able to thank all of our Supporters and of course acknowledge the wonderful support of this year’s NSORRA Hare Scramble title sponsor, Canadian Kawasaki Motors. Bill Brown was on hand to support the event presented NSORRA with a cheque for the series title sponsorship.
Everyone enjoys the Hole Shot Awards sponsored by RPM Cycle, and a new award this year, the Hard Charger Award sponsored by ADP Motorsports and Beta Motorcycles. It is always fun to present these awards as these riders as not always necessarily on the podium but have demonstrated great work in getting to the front early or just sticking it out on the day! Much thanks to our Sponsors for these fun Awards!
See you all again soon and at our next event – NSORRA Hare Scramble Round 2 at Mill Hill, June 18th.
– Grant Lingley, NSORRA President and Hare Scramble Coordinator.
Race Results: Intermediate Round 1 South Alton, Junior Round 1 South Alton_Updated June 5, Novice Round 1 South Alton, PeeWee Round 1 South Alton, Plus 40 Round 1 South Alton_Updated June 5, Pro Round 1 South Alton, School Boy & Girl Round 1 South Alton.
Championship Point Totals: 2017 NSORRA Hare Scramble Points Totals
The winning ticket for the 50/50 draw at Round 1 was 2122431. Contact NSORRA to claim your prize!