This weekend sees 6 AMCA Motocross on the calendar, with some superb choices for entries, if you haven’t already booked in do so now to avoid disappointment.
Macclesfield at Warmingham Lane
Sonia Fareham – 07812 107523
Oakham at Sproxton (Sidecar Championship)
Kate Plant – 07592 800905
Cannock at Abbots Bromley
Tracey Parr – 07968 059572
Bridgnorth at Ollerton
Graham Gatt – 01746 714257
Faringdon at Frocester (MX1/MX2 Championship)
Christopher Ayres – 07842 477007
Chipping Sodbury at Ford
Tania Sellars – 07817 469974
All eyes on Faringdon at Frocester – MX1/MX2 Championship – 21st April
After the hugely successful opener held on the 7th April the second round of the MX1 and MX2 Championship heads to the spectacular hillside circuit of Frocester.
Currently heading the challenge in MX1 is Lee Dunham (Maxxis Kawasaki by LPE) after triumphing at the opener, Lee will be looking for another victory however round 1 runner up Brad Turner will have other ideas and only sits 6 points behind in the early stages of the Championship. Shane Holmes (Team Park Lane IDS Transport KTM) impressed a people after stepping up from the MX2 class with a podium at the opener he will be another looking to take the win. Elliot Barrs and Clinton Barrs (DK Offroad) will also be looking for a podium after both showed great speed. Michael Reynolds (Eurotek KTM / PureMX), Shaun Pearce (Suzuki / NP Racing / Off Road World / Dunlop / Silkolene), Ben Milward (J.C.T. Visual Creations / Inchains Motorcycles) and Luke Meredith (Eurotek Ktm) also had strong showing and will be looking to get amongst the front runners.
In MX2 there was a titanic battle at the opener with Richard Cannings (DK Offroad) taking home the spoils although he has a slender lead in the Championship of 1 point over Paul Neale (PJ Couriers / Passion Racing Kawasaki) with Ben Saunders in 3rd. Defending Champion Jack Cox (J L Cox Cranes / MotoMark Racing) had a solid start in the defence of his crown and will be looking to push for a spot on the podium. Carl Benjamin (Parklane IDS KTM) was on for a possible win at round 1 were it not for a puncture, debutant Zac Stealey had an excellent start to his AMCA Championship career with a sixth and Ryan Morris (Cradley Kawasaki) should be amongst the front runners.
Sidecar Championship – First round, Oakham at Sproxton 21st April
The opening round of the 2013 AMCA Sidecar Championship takes place this weekend at the excellent circuit of Sproxton, defending Champion Jamie Stevens and Neill Frary will be looking to successfully defend their crown. With a bumper entry expected get yourself down to Sproxton to see the chariots in action.
Swiss clean up at home MX2 IMBA European Championship
Swiss star Patrick Walther dominated the opening round of the MX2 IMBA at the ex-GP circuit of Wohlen in Swizterland, Andy Baumgartner made it a 1-2 on the day to send the home crowd into raptures. John Cuppen from Holland had a solid day to take the final spot on the podium. The British team all had good rides but were not rewarded with the results that their performances deserved, Paul Neale was the best AMCA rider in 6th with Jack Cox in 10th, Ryan Crowder at his first IMBA In 15th and Scott Mathia in 19th.
1 Patrick Walther 174, 2 Andy Baumgartner 168, 3 John Cuppen 150, 4 Christoph Selent 141, 5 Jarno Derks 135, 6 PAUL NEALE 121
10 JACK COX 107, 15 RYAN CROWDER 74, 19 SCOTT MATHIA 64
The Crowders say thanks
The Crowders would like to say a big thank you to Kev Smith from Auto Repairs who worked through the night to try and repair their camper and a also a big thank you to James Chambers (Haz Port) for lending us his van to enable them to get to the opening round of the IMBA in Swizerland. Without them it would not have been possible for Ryan to race, THANK YOU.
Masters moves onto Foxhills – 27th & 28th April
The British Masters rolls into the superb Foxhills circuit near Swindon on the weekend of 27th and 28th April, after an action packed opener at Preston Docks with over 300 riders enjoying the weekend entries for Rd2 are filling up fast. There are a few spaces left for non-registered riders so book in online now to avoid missing out. – www.amca.uk.com
2013 AMCA/”Classic Dirt Bike” BRITISH CLASSIC SCRAMBLES CHAMPIONSHIP
After what seems like the longest winter on record the 2013 scrambles championship series gets underway on Sunday, 28th April. Bath Classic MCC are the hosts at their recently graded track at Yatton Keynell, near Chippenham, Wilts. (SN14 7EL).
Entries have been flooding in with many riders still to experience their first ride in 2013. Withdrawal symptoms are widespread!
If you are still suffering then get your entry in quick, the closing date is Saturday 20th April. Entry Secretary is Mrs Alison Salmon, Tel. 01380-860606. Late entries pay extra!
Shawbury 14th April 2013
AMCA office would like to thank all those who helped run a successful event on Sunday against all the odds!
Over 200 riders benefitted from a ride at an event that the Gods had conspired against happening – but with a little help from our friends we overcame the odds and ran a good meeting!
The date in the fixture list originally belonged to Druids but due to the volume of snow they’ve had at their track it was unusable, Newport tried to take on the fixture but their efforts were thwarted by peregrine falcons would you believe?! The South Shropshire group were unable to pick up the fixture so the office stepped in to ensure that the riders had a local event to go to , fortunately the AMCA has exclusive access to the Shawbury track and grading was hastily arranged to take place on Thursday and Friday to ensure the track was up to scratch.
They couldn’t have done this however without the help of many people who rallied round to help, these ranged from marshals to entrance officials, and a busy event secretary. Many thanks also must go to those involved with track build up, the busy track maintenance crew, and the first aid who had to deal with a lengthy incident in the middle of the day. Thankfully, the casualty is back home now and on the mend!
The racing was just as spectacular too in the deep sand circuit! The MX1 Experts was hotly contested with some AMCA championship riders being involved in the mix and taking various race wins between them! The MX2 Expert races were even closer with tip top championship riders including Zac Stealey, Martin Jones, James Chadwick, and Alec Everitt!
With mass numbers turning out for the hotly contested event and a good crowd, they were shown some excellent racing through all classes.
Motoduro Championship – Rd1 28th April
The AMCA’s 2013 Motoduro Championship Round 1 is fast approaching for Sunday 28th April 2013!
The exciting two, one hour race format is growing in popularity and the opening round of the AMCA championship is set for blast off on 28th April 2013 in the heart of the Midlands at Coney Green Farm in Stourport!
The event is just £35 and an extra £5 for day licences. To book into the event please visit www.amca.uk.com
Derby Sporting opener at Allport Heights – May 5th writes James Walker
Time is now getting close to Derby sporting first Meeting of the year on 5th May.
Over the last two seasons the club has put a great deal of extensive work in to making the track a better to ride. The club has a constant aim to improve the track and paddock as well as the race day experience.
To this aim the club has taken on board comments from riders who rode the track last year resulting in further improvements to the track lay out.
The feedback received have mainly been regarding two parts of the track that riders feel needed to be improved, the club has undertaken these changes and put in place further improvements that removes both parts. This is theDerbyclub responding to the guys who ride the track to make the days riding as best as possible.
The club would now hope that the riders support the club on May 5th see the changes that have been made in response directly to the rider’s feedback.
So let’s see you all on May the 5th and let the racing for 2013 in Derby Sporting begin!!!
Hereford – Over 35 Vets class
Hereford MXC host their first meeting of the 2013 season at their Walterstone venue on Sunday 28th April and plan to run an Over 35 Vets class alongside the normal race day classes. Licence holders can enter the class online or by contacting the office to transfer if already entered, riders wishing to do a day licence at a great price can contact club secretary Peter Reed on 07748 598874.
Warley at Shobdon 28th April in Memory of Mark Griffin
The Warley club are running their first meeting under the new club secretary Bernard Keightley on the 28th April at the superb Shobdon circuit, the club always appreciate any help that past or new members can offer, if you are interested please call 07427 400579. This event will also include a Vets class so book in to avoid missing out. The Warley club are running this meeting in memory of Mark Griffin who sadly passed away after a long illness on 28/09/2009 and was member of the Warley club for many years.
Mortimers ECMO Championship Round
Any riders who have not yet registered with ECMO but who are interested in riding in the European Championship round at Mortimer Classic on 4th May 2013 please contact Mark Bosher on 07887 557777 as limited spaces may be available.
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!
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