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Sandstorm 2010 – The Gopher Dunes CMRC Season Finale Motocross Race Sunday, October 24, 2010

"Sandstorm 2010"  ….Update Posted on October 6….

The Gopher Dunes CMRC Season Finale Motocross Race is fast approaching and with several major changes happening for this event, it's shaping up to be the most anticipated Gopher Dunes Amateur Race of the Year!  Lots of exciting things will be happening at this final race on Sunday, October 24, 2010.  New ideas, new classes, new sponsors and an entirely new experience all packaged together in one day!  
Read on and take note of some of these highlights and changes for this upcoming event….

2010 CMRC Memberships will not be required to enter this race.  We welcome everyone!  (although applications will need to be completed & signed)

New Class Structure:
Peewee Track
50cc Novice
50cc Expert
Open 50cc   open to 50cc Novice and Expert riders
65cc Novice
65cc Expert
Open 65cc   open to 65cc Novice and Expert riders

Main Track
85cc 7-11   65cc-85cc 2-Stroke/80cc-150cc 4-Stroke
85cc 12-16   85cc-112cc 2-Stroke/80cc-150cc 4-Stroke
Supermini    65cc-112cc 2-Stroke/80cc-150cc 4-Stroke
Schoolboy 12-16   112cc-150cc 2-Stroke/126cc-250cc 4-Stroke
Youth 17-29   Open cc (Must be 125cc or more 2-Stroke, 250cc or more 4-stroke)
Vet Novice 30+   Open cc (Must be 125cc or more 2-Stroke, 250cc or more 4-stroke)
Vet Intermediate 30+   Open cc (Must be 125cc or more 2-Stroke, 250cc or more 4-stroke)
Vet Expert 30+   Open cc (Must be 125cc or more 2-Stroke, 250cc or more 4-stroke)
Ladies   85cc-150cc 2-Stroke/126cc-250cc 4-Stroke
40+   Open cc (Must be 125cc or more 2-Stroke, 250cc or more 4-stroke)
250 Beginner   125cc-150cc 2-Stroke/126cc-250cc 4-Stroke
250 Junior   125cc-150cc 2-Stroke/126cc-250cc 4-Stroke
250 Intermediate   125cc-150cc 2-Stroke/126cc-250cc 4-Stroke
Open Beginner   Open cc (Must be 125cc or more 2-Stroke, 250cc or more 4-stroke)
Open Junior   Open cc (Must be 125cc or more 2-Stroke, 250cc or more 4-stroke)
Open Intermediate   Open cc (Must be 125cc or more 2-Stroke, 250cc or more 4-stroke)
Open Pro Am   Open cc (Must be 125cc or more 2-Stroke, 250cc or more 4-stroke)

New Entry Fees:

First Class  –       $30
Second Class  –  $20
Third Class –       $10
Fourth Class  –    FREE

NOTE:  50cc FREE Entry Fee:
50cc riders will get completely FREE race entry fee's in the 50cc Novice and 50cc Expert classes. This rule does not apply to the 50cc open class.

Red Bull Energy Lounge
The Red Bull crew will be attending the event and setting up their energy lounge for riders and spectators to relax at while watching some racing and

sipping some back!  Plus  there will be several events taking place at the lounge throughout the day….contests, photo shoots plus pick up some
stickers and posters!

Bike Show and Shine
During sign-in riders can take their bikes to the Red Bull Energy Lounge and have them judged for best and worst looking bike.
There will be two classes. One for modern bikes and the other for vintage bikes.

Half-time Competition

Select Pro and Intermediate riders will compete in a Biggest Whip Competition!

Vintage Race
The Gopher Dunes Fall Vintage race is back and will once again take place on the peewee track. Both Vintage and Heritage classes will be competing.

Read more below….

Event Prizes
In the non payout classes the prizes awarded will be the unique Gopher Dunes Number Plaques.

Fox Fall Series Prizes
This event does not count for Fall Series prizes as the new class structure conflicts with the other events in the series.
However, the prizes for the series will be handed out at the end of the day in the Gopher Dunes Pro Shop.  You'll want to attend to claim your prize(s)!!

Event Sponsors:

Wiseco, Fox, Red Bull, Campbell Toyota, Sturgess Cycle, Anastacia's Salon & Spa

We have a few important people we need to invite back to pick up their plaques that were awarded to them by Gopher Dunes
earlier this year….if your name is on the list, please come back and see Barb to pick up your spring award:
                      Ryan Buchanan
                             Robert Dauphinais
                             Nathan Gillett
                             Greg Gostlin
                             Brandon Gourlay
                             Jeff Leeson
                             Kevin Thatcher
                             Andrew Thiessen
                             Mark Thomson
                             Brady Verougstraete
                             Jeff Walker
                             Weston Wrozyna
                             Russell Zarzeczny
You earned it….you won it….you get it!!  Come pick 'em up.
There's speed, there's action with tight corners, fast straight-aways, challenging rhythm sections & vertigo-inducing jumps,
packing excitement into every corner and every inch of dirt!
Plus the lengthened peewee track with the rebuilt whoop section for the widest, wildest & gnarliest pw track ever!

Mark this event on your calendar — you won't want to miss the Finale!!!

Food available at the WISECO Pavilion!



GATES Open Saturday at 4pm & close at 11pm. 
GATES re-open on Sunday at 6:30am.
GATE FEE:  $10 per adult
                           $7 under 12
                           Free under 5
CAMPING:   $10 per vehicle
:  Saturday from 7pm to 9pm
                    Sunday from 6:30am to 8:30am
        Mandatory Riders Meeting at  8:15am
        Practice begins at 8:30am
        Racing from 9:30am to 5:00pm
MINORS up to age 17: It is MANDATORY that you have completed the CMRC Minor Waiver & Parental
consent forms in 2010 and you should have a Blue Card stating that it was completed.  Please bring it
with you when you register to race, otherwise you will have to complete these forms again.  

What you need for registration so you are not sent to the back of the line…  
  • completed Entry Form & signed on back (by parent, if under 18)
  • cash in hand
  • if under 18, both signed Waiver Release & Parental Consent Forms or Blue Card
  • if under 18, a parent must accompany you to sign the participant waiver
  • racers will receive a wristband prior to exiting the registration trailer
  • new racers be prepared to change your bike race # which must be displayed on your jersey/chest protector
  • as well as on the front and both sides of your bike and with proper colours.
  • Incorrect #'s or missing #'s may cause the rider to be scored improperly or disqualified!
  • For rules, please visit:  www.cmrcracing.com




Brought to you by Gopher Dunes & with support by Sturgess Cycle & Sasquatch Racing



Gopher Dunes, Courtland


JOIN your fellow VMX enthusiasts at the final CMRC motocross race event at the infamous GOPHER DUNES off-road sport facility located just 5 km. south of Hwy 3 by Courtland on Hwy 59 S.  For our 2nd. annual Vintage Motocross Event we invite all enthusiasts, racers and fanatics to come out and show off their vintage weapons and participate in an Exhibition Race. 


A vintage display ~ show and shine (roaches welcome too) will take place in the vintage “pits” by the peewee track.  Bring your bikes, old gear, memorabilia and set up amongst the display.  Great networking for parts, repair tips, race info and business card exchange; together with plenty of bench racing and memory sharing of events far past.


A race on the peewee track ~ for vintage (1974 and older) and post vintage (1975-84) will take place within the schedule of the Junior riders – two motos for each class.  Come out and bang bars and see if your bike is worthy of Frank Schuster’s awesome small track.  Awards for static display bikes include coolest bike, most original, etc. so bring ‘em on out.


Enjoy modern racing from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the big track.

Food booth located at the Wiseco pavilion.


Gates open at 6:30 a.m.

Vintage Bike Display – all day

Sign-up for racing opens at 7:30 a.m.  (at Ron’s pit)

Practice and racing to follow (10:00 a.m. to 2-3:00 p.m.)


For details contact Ron Harten at ronharten42@gmail.com or home 519-751-2453



As outlined in our previous update…Gopher Dunes is open almost daily for leisure riding, as per our October schedule which can also be found at  www.gopherdunes.com  under Updates.   
This Saturday, October 9th. we are hosting our final TVR Race at Gopher Dunes for 2010.  For details go to:  www.tvrmx.com
With the weather turning a little cooler and wetter, for those accustomed to riding on the sandy tracks at the Dunes; they know
that this loamy soil is very water-absorbent and the additional moisture helps to improve the riding conditions. 

For more info:   www.gopherdunes.com    info@gopherdunes.com    519-842-2781
          CMRC info:      www.cmrcracing.com       brett@cmrcracing.com     647-212-5607
          Vintage info:  Ron Harten  ronharten42@gmail.com  H: 519-751-2453   C: 905-981-7336   
Hey there  4×4 truckers….if you were here, or wish you would'a been….check out the video clip of what took place on
September 26th. at our Fall 4×4 MudFest….click on:     
Lots more amazing footage can be viewed on youtube.com  just search for Gopher Dunes MudFest's.
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