First Annual Dan Fisher Memorial Trial
Shawnigan Lake, BC. 25 October, 2008

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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.


    Patrick Little DNF 
    Connor Little  DNF 

    Ethan Plembeck DNF 

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

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 

1st Will Duggan     24
2nd Thomas Cordner  42
3rd Andrew Watson   67
4th Jon Webster     81