Shawnigan Lake, BC. 25 October, 2008
Ian D'Argis photos
Report from Steve Fracy
The first annual Dan Fisher Memorial Trial was held today (Sunday, October 25, 2008) by the ISTC at its Shawnigan Lake property. It was an amazing day with beautiful sunshine - not typical of late October on the West Coast. Unfortunately, a rather light turnout of riders attended, on a course that was layed out by the father son team of Mark and Jesse Curtis. They did a superb job and hopefully their efforts were not lost on the 23 riders who did attend.
There were three riders taking the Beginner/Nov/Junior loop, all of whom were from the Saltspring Island contingent. Not sure what happened with them, but the score sheet shows them all DNFing.
In the Intermediate class, Matt Fracy showed continued improvement after a summer of riding US Nationals and PNTA events, taking a comfortable win.
In the Senior Intermediate class, a rare appearance by some sandbagger riding an old twinshock bike (yours truly) squeaked out a win against perennial favorite Dave Fair. Third place went to another vintage bike rider who rode up a class and showed the boys how to do it - Dave Bissenden on his old TY 250.
In what is usually the most competitive class of the day, Senior Sportsman, Dave Nunn, mounted on his brand new GG 250 Raga, took home the win ahead of Phil Plasterer.
In the Sportsman class, Devon Dargis continued his dominance and easily won. Hopefully 2009 will see Devon step it up and take on the Expert class.
In the Expert class, Will Duggan continued his dominance with a convincing win over young Thomas (call me Tom) Cordner. Third was Andrew Watson.
Thanks again to the committee for an excellent job and thanks to everyone who came out to ride, and to remember Dan Fisher.
Beginner: Patrick Little DNF Connor Little DNF Junior: Ethan Plembeck DNF Intermediate: 1st Matt Fracy 39 2nd Justin Wilson 63 3rd Andrew Graham 65 Senior Intermediate: 1st Steve Fracy 2 2nd Dave Fair 21 3rd Dave Bissenden 27 4th Sean Duhamel 30 5th Pete Wilson 49 Sportsman: 1st Devon Dargis 49 2nd Andy Motherwell 63 3rd Jesse Curti 71 4th Ryan White 98 Senior Sportsman: 1st Dave Nunn 54 2nd Phil Plasterer 56 (12 cleans) 3rd Guy Smeeth 56 (10 cleans) 4th Jeff Wark 75 Expert: 1st Will Duggan 24 2nd Thomas Cordner 42 3rd Andrew Watson 67 4th Jon Webster 81