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AMCA Motocross this weekend – 17th March 2013

This weekend there will be 6 AMCA Motocross events running and with over 800 riders already booked in the racing should be fantastic!

Give the club a call to book in!

2013 AMCA SUPERCLASS CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW      WORDS AND PICS BY MIKE WOOD.

The AMCA MX Championship season blasts off this weekend at Whalley Nab in Lancashire as the Rossendale MXC stage the annual Superclass event. Sunday’s meeting as already attracted a very strong line-up which includes the 2012 AMCA MX1 Championship top three finishers of Lee Payne, Lee Dunham and Clinton Barrs along with the top four in the 2012 AMCA MX2 standings of Jack Cox, Ben Saunders, Paul Neale and local lad Ryan Crowder.

Current Champion is Lee Payne and racing in his home county, the KTM ace is sure to be a big favourite again. However former Superclass King’s Lee Dunham and triple Champion Ben Saunders are sure to be right on the gas and very determined to bring the 2013 crown back down South!!. After his super 9th overall in the Pro MX2 class at the recent British Masters, expect young Jack Cox to also be right in the mix and upholding the honour of the MX2 pilots.

With the main AMCA Championships due to start in just two weeks time at Nympsfield, the Superclass offers riders the chance to push their early season speed and stamina to the max whilst also earning some morale boosting early season glory!!. Switching during the Winter to MX2 machinery, Richard Cannings has already tasted success in 2013 at the recent British Masters opening round so should start the Superclass in confident mood!!.Other riders to look out for could well be the likes of Luke Meredith, Michael Reynolds and Lewis Belfield. Not yet confirmed at the time of going to press,the 2012 AMCA 2-Stroke Champion Adam Harris may also start at Whalley Nab.

With the Superclass just an one meeting title shootout,the three 18 minute plus a lap moto’s on Sunday are sure to be fast, frantic and all-action as the MX1 and MX2 riders rub shoulders.Whilst the Superclass naturally tops the bill there is also a full programme of support racing.The closest postcode for the Lancashire venue is BB6 8DU.

Red Marley CANCELLED

The Red Marley Hill climb club have to make the difficult decision of cancelling the 2013 edition, the facility is completely waterlogged and with the amount of work required to bring the venue up to the high level expected the club were left with no other decision than to cancel. The club hope that with kinder weather over the summer and next winter that they will be back in 2014 better than ever.

Llanthony 24th March CANCELLED

The Llanthony club have had to cancel their event that was planned to run this weekend. Due to the recent snow and rain at the high altitude circuit the venue is completely waterlogged leaving the club with no other decision other than to cancel. The Llanthony club would like to apologise to the riders and hope to see you at their next event on 29th September.

The AMCA’s 2013 Motoduro Championship Round 1 is fast approaching for Sunday 31st March 2013!

The exciting two x one hour race format is growing in popularity and the opening round of the AMCA championship is set for blast off on 31st March 2013 in the heart of the Midlands at Menith Wood!

The event is just £35 and an extra £5 for day licences. To book into the event, please click here.

The full events are listed as below:

Round 1 March 31 Claywood Farm, Menith Wood

Round 2 April 28 Conney Green, Stourport

Round 3 May 12 tbc Kettering tbc

Round 4 May 26 Court Farm, Wolverley

Round 5 June 9 Conney Green, Stourport

Round 6 July 14 Court Farm, Wolverly

Round 7 August 18 Brickhouse Farm, Leominster

Round 8 September 8 Little Hereford

Round 9 September 29 Little Hereford

Round 10  October 27 Claywood Farm, Menith Wood

Round 11  TBC Claywood Farm, Menith Wood

The final standings for each class will be presented with awards at the annual Dirt Bike Show.

The classes are:

1) Expert

2) Senior (Intermediates)

3) Clubman (Juniors)

4) Evo (Pre 1990 bikes)

5) Vets (40years+)

The entry fee for all rounds is £35 per round for all enduro registered riders. All rounds are electronically timed.

To enter the events, the championship events are available for online entry – www.amca.uk.com To compete in the motoduro championship, riders must take out an annual enduro registration, costing just £15 per season or take a day licence for each event costing an additional £5 per event (over 18 only).

Midland Auto Sport Enduro-X – 1st April

The AMCA’s Midland Auto Sports are running a special enduro-x event at the popular Brake Hill circuit in Northampton on Monday 1st April.

The special enduro-x event will allow all riders plenty of bike time of a specially designed course which will incorporate sections of motocross, enduro, and fun Xtreme sections! The event on Easter Monday will be running at the popular hillside track in the heart of Northamptonshire across over 50 acres of land!

The event will cater for Clubman, Senior, Veterans (over 40’s), and Experts and will follow a format of three races per class lasting 30minutes in duration each!

The course will be built up to include tyre sections, wooded sections, banks and water sections, plus following an excellently prepared motocross track consisting of table tops, berms, skip jumps, huge hills and much more!

The event will be fully transponder timed too! A dead engine start followed by three races per class and the overall result being the highest point scorer after all three races. The top three overall will receive the awards!

Entries are just £35 for all licence holders and enduro registered riders. Day licences are just an extra £5! Entries are NOW open, and as space is restricted, it is best to book in NOW to avoid missing out on this huge opportunity of riding a magnificent event – www.amca.uk.com

Riders In Focus – Mark Young

Mark Young from the Devizes club racing number 807 in 2013, Mark started racing at 6 years old through BSMA club and national series with some impressive top 6 finished progressing to the adult ranks finishing top 3 in 2011 and 2012 GT cup. Now at the age of 23 and currently riding Premier Bikes of Didcot KTM 450sxf, Mark will be competing in the AMCA Championship and British Masters in 2013 with help from his sponsors Marlborough Building Supplies, Acorn Builders Pewsey who provide the transport, Pewsey Metal and Recyling, Premier Bikes of Didcot for all the bikes and service. In the picture Mark Young (rider left) Pat (middle) and Matt who are owners of Marlborough Building Supplies.

 Get your Videos in!

The AMCA has launched its own YouTube channel and would like for our members to send in their video’s or headcam footage of AMCA events on DVD, or via email so they can be edited and uploaded to the site.

Please send them in with a brief covering letter giving details of the event, the date, and other info such as the race class or more and take pleasure in watching the views tot up!

AMCA ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

AMCA events have registered on Facebook and Twitter – join us there for all of the tasty gossip and up to date Championship results as they happen! See twitter.com/amcaevents or facebook.com/amcamotocross for all the juicy details!

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