Great times at 2010 Ormstown Vintage Off-Road Festival

Ormstown vintage trial
Ormstown vintage trial

Story and photos from Ried Masson

Vintage Trials, Motocross and Hare Scrambles met up at the 2010 Ormstown Vintage Off Road Motorcycle Festival Aug. 13-15 in at the Pritchard Farm in Ormstown, Quebec.

The event attracted about 70 riders from Quebec, Ontario New York State, and as far away as Ohio and PEI. In addition to the racing, participants were treated to a very entertaining speech on Saturday night by the weekend's Guest of Honor, 2-Time World 500cc Motocross Champion Jeff Smith.

Smith was also one of the key developers of Bombardier's Can Am Line of motorcycles in the mid 1970s, and Can Am was the featured brand at this year's Ormstown Festival. The marque was well represented, with dozens of Can Ams competing in the motocross and hare scrambles races.

The Vintage Trials events on Saturday and Sunday were also the 3rd and 4th rounds of the Quebec Vintage Trials Championships. Quebec's Daniel Santere swept both days in the A Classic division on his Kawasaki and extended his series points lead in the class. Brian Hunt was second on Saturday on an SWM with Serge Lepine in third on his home-built Yamaha. On Sunday, Santere scored a perfect 0 points for the day, ahead of Jacques Bouchard on a Honda in second and Hunt in third.

Ontario's Les Birchall took his Honda to the win both days in the B Classic division, never dropping a point over two days. Birchall topped New York's Michael Waller (BSA) and Quebec season points leader Reid Masson (Honda) on Saturday. On Sunday Masson took home second behind Birchall, with Waller in third.

John Lightfoot (BSA) won as the sole entry in the Pre 65 class. In Plus 60 Eric Pritchard (Yamaha) beat out Steve Tucker (BSA) both days, while Guy Poirier (Yamaha) finished ahead of Paul Hill both days in the Newcomers Class.

Below are the full results from Ormstown and the current standings in the Quebec Provincial Vintage Trials Championships.


Ormstown Vintage Trials Results
Sat, Aug 14

A Classic
(1) Daniel Santere
(2) Brian Hunt
(3) Serge Lepine

B Classic
(1) Les Birchall
(2) Michael Waller
(3) Reid Masson

Pre-1965
1) John Lightfoot

Newcomers
(1) Guy Poirier
(2) Paul Hill

Plus 60
(1) Eric Pritchard
(2) Steve Tucker

Sun, Aug 15

A Classic
(1) Dan Santere
(2) Jacques Bouchard
(3) Brian Hunt

B Classic
(1) Les Birchall
(2) Reid Masson
(3) Michael Waller

Pre-1965
(1) John Lightfoot

Newcomers
(1) Guy Poirier
(2) Paul Hill

Plus 60
(1) Eric Pritchard
(2) Steve Tucker

Quebec Vintage Trials Provincial Championships
standings after 4 of 8 rounds (Top 3)

A Classic
1. Daniel Santere    76 pts
2. Brian Hunt        62 pts
3. Jacques Bouchard  45 pts

B Classic
1. Reid Masson       69 pts
2. Jacques Gagne     45 pts 
3. Les Birchall      40 pts

Newcomers
1. Paul Hill         68 pts
2. Guy Poirier       60 pts
3. Stephane Lapierre 16 pts

Plus 60
1. Eric Pritchard    76 pts,
2. Steve Tucker      68 pts.
                
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