December 9, 2015

CMRC is excited to announce a new plan for their annual Grand National Amateur Championships for the 2016 season and beyond. Next year, the amateur nationals will take place in Deschambault, Quebec from August 3 – 6 prior to Round 9 of the Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals, which will take place on the Sunday.

Deschambault has previously hosted the Eastern Canadian Amateur Nationals, an event that has grown in participation and prestige over the years, and will now be the site where all CMRC amateur racers will vie for their national status in each respective class. The event is an affordable way for amateur riders across the country to compete against each other at the sand based, national calibre motocross facility. The promoter, Daniel Thibault, is already hard at work to increase the size of the amateur pit area and spectator parking to accommodate the number of people that will be attending this high-status amateur national event. The track itself has been expanded as well and is one of the best in the country. No longer will you be required to qualify for the event. Qualifiers for each class will be conducted at the event if necessary, therefore amateur national qualifiers will not be held in any CMRC sanctioned region across the country. This format has been proven successful at several major amateur nationals that take place in the United States and will prove to be just as successful in Canada.

In 2017, the CMRC Grand National Amateur Championships will be held in Western Canada. This will provide Western Canadians a better opportunity to participate in an amateur national when they couldn’t afford or justify the trek to Ontario in the past. The following year, the CMRC Grand National Amateur Championships will return to Eastern Canada then Western Canada, and continue to rotate east/west each year.
The 19th Annual Western Canadian Amateur Nationals will take place in Raymond, Alberta, July 1-3, 2016 with an organized practice on Thursday, June 30th. A new management group has been put into place for the event that will offer more incentives for amateur riders in Western Canada to attend this staple of Western Canadian Motocross. When the CMRC Amateur National Championships are held in the west, Deschambault will continue to host the ECAN.

This is a much fairer and equitable approach for all riders throughout the country. Riders no longer have to stress about qualifying for an amateur national, Westerners won’t be forced to undergo the expense every year to chase a national title and the cost to participate will be a fraction of the previous arrangement. It is highly expected that the 2016 CMRC Grand National Amateur Championships in Deschambault, Quebec will be the most popular and highest attended amateur national in our country’s history.

For more information regarding Deschambault, contact:

Daniel Thibault (French speaking) (418) 268-3173
Hubert Rousseau (French and English speaking) (418) 952-0533
For more information regarding the WCAN at Raymond, contact: - Use contact form on website to email Paul Jakober – (403) 393-7346