Older Updates Jan - July 2013
A 14'th (after a crash), 9'th and 9'th placing was less than we came for, but is not a step backwards.
A chance to take measure of Vinnys development in second time racing at Wairoa
21 July 2013
In the two months since racing here last time Vinny has taken steps forward in his MX racing that are easy to see!
Three day MX camp in Rotorua tells us what to focus on!
15 - 17 July 2013
We are told by coach Mike Phillips that Vinny has the technique, now he needs to add more speed!!
First time at Taikorea MX Park is hard work!
7 July 2013
The deep sand and heavy track makes it hard work for Vinny at his first visit to the MX Park. But in the 4'th race he is starting to get to grips with it all.
Three 2'nd placings gives Vinny 3'rd in the Gisborne Beach Racing Series
6 July 2013
Some improved riding skills sees Vinng place 2'nd in all three races. But the fall in an earlier round comes back to bite him and he looses out on 2'nd in the series with 3 points!
Three top ten finishes at Taupo Round 3 Winter Series.
30 June 2013
One of our goals for this round was to finish all races inside top ten. And in a field of 25 riders Vinny does that with a 9'th, 7'th and a 8'th finish!
Vinny awarded two highly contested trophies at HB MCC Prize Giving!
21 June 2013
At the annual Prize Giving of Hawke's Bay MCC Vinny was awarded the two most sought after Mini trophies for his achievements:
1'st 7-11 Year 65cc Mini 2012-2013
Most Improved Mini 2012-2013
What a boost and confidence builder for Vinny to get this recognition from his club. And an awesome way to end his Mini riding as he is now fully focused on Junior riding in the 85cc class.
Vinny is awarded Most Improved and 1'st 65cc at the 2013 prize giving of HB MCC
Coaching by Moss Institute at Taupo
15 - 16 June 2013
Vinny learns heaps at the "Superior Coaching Course" run by Greg Moss.
Hawke's Bay Winter Series Round 3
9 June 2013
A mixed bag is the result from the days racing
Second time at Beach Racing
8 June 2013
Apart from one moment of lost focus, it is a good day on the beach for Vinny
Taupo Winter series R2
26 May 2013
After 4 months of junior 85cc racing Vinny is starting to turn it on!
First time Wairoa racing
19 May 2013
The plan was to race in Wanganui, but the unpredictable weather meant we decided to race in a rain-free Wairoa where a field of 18 Juniors on a brilliant private track provided good competition for Vinny.
Round 2 of HB Magic Series
12 May 2013
Vinny achieves his goal for this meeting and climbs up the ladder!
Beach racing in Gisborne is fun!
11 May 2013
Vinnys first ever beach race on a Gisborne beach goes brilliantly and he fights with bigger 125cc bikes!
Vinny's first DNS in 5 years of racing
6 May 2013
Vinny got a quarter of a lap in practice before bike stopped working. As we currently have no backup bike that was the end of his participation in the first round of HB's 2 hour series. A faulty stator was found to be the problem. Now finding a second bike as back-up has climbed to the top of the wish list.
Vinny races at NZ Junior National Championships in Taranaki
28 April 2013
In his first NZ Junior Champs Vinny places 29'th after a handful of crashes, some steep learning and finishing every race.
Small steps forward at Round 4 of Taupo Winter Series
28 July 2013
Carterton fun day and Manawatu TT
2-3 June 2013
One more DNS in Carterton but redemption at Manawatu TT over Queens Birthday weekend.
First round of Taupo Winter Series on a wet track
21 April 2013
First chance for Vinny to race on the Senior Taupo track in 11-12yo 85cc class. On a wet and rainy day Vinny rides hard outside his comfort zone and sadly crashes in each race ending the day in 11'th position.
A good day of racing at Round 1 of Hawe's Bay Winter Series.
14 April 2013
After a top day of racing on a good track Vinny sits 4'th in the series.
Primary/Itermediate School Challenge goes well for Vinny
13 April 2013
Vinny races to 9'th, 8'th and 9'th to get 7'th place at the School Challenge in Rotorua in a field of 45 11-12yo 85cc riders.
FOR SALE: Vinny's 2011 KTM 65sx
10 April 2013
Vinny has now ended his Mini racing and moved up to Juniors riding his 85cc in all coming meetings. So his 2011 KTM 65sx needs a new home. This bike is fast and strong and has taken him to many podiums.
UPDATE: Bike now SOLD
Coaching day at Rotorua finetunes Vinnys riding.
7 April 2013
2brothers coaching at the Rotorua track helps Vinny improve his technique and also gives him a feel for the track for next weekend.
Vinny races to 8'th at Capital Champs as he improves with each race.
31 March 2013
Vinny takes a liking to the Kapi-Mana track and goes faster each race, but also sadly get's his first ever DNF.
Crash drops Vinny to 12'th at King Of The North Mini MX Champs
26 March 2013
3 days on the road taxes Vinnys riding and only in the 3'rd ride does he show his potential.
Vinny places 10'th in HPC "Back to the Peat" High School MX
26 March 2013
In a field of 30 High School riders Intermediate student Vinny takes a 16'th, 12'th and 9'th to aggregate 10'th riding for his future High School Havelock Nth HS.
Motomuck agrees to sponsor Vinny!
26 March 2013
Washing the bikes has suddenly become something that takes minutes instead of hours per week! By adding Motomuck Cleaner as one of Vinnys sponsors we can now spend more time focusing on achieving goals and less time on cleaning!
Pat and Kirsty join as Vinny's sponsors.
19 March 2013
By allowing us the use of their private MX track, Pat and Kirsty Heavey have become partners in getting Vinny to achieve his dream. Thanks to them we now have a place where to fine-tune Vinnys technique!
MOTOZ Offroad tyres become partners in Vinny's quest for Motocross Championships
13 March 2013
Vinny now has MOTOZ Offroad tyres as a sponsor!
Hawke's Bay Club Day, Hastings
10 March 2013
First time for Vinny racing with a 85cc at Valley Rd goes well.
Practice in Taupo, and Flat Track in Thames
2/3 March 2013
Two days of 85cc riding and learning the bike. We had a good time!
Central HB Club Day, Waipukurau
24 February 2013
Vinnys first 85cc meeting goes well!
Club Day at Kapi Mana Wellington
17 February 2013
Vinny had a practice on the senior track in preparation for Capital Champs
Offer to HB Junior Riders!
14 February 2013
The opportunity for other juniors to travel with us to all or some of the close to 50 meetings Vinny will ride in this year.
What are you waiting for? Don't miss this opportunity to race every weekend!!!
Hawke's Bay Today newspaper article
1 February 2013
Vinny and Shannon get recognition for their podium results at NZ GP in Woodville
Vinny places 2'nd at the New Zealand GP
26 January 2013
2'nd in every race places Vinny on the 2'nd spot of the podium in Woodville.