This weekend sees a bumper list of AMCA Motocross events on the calendar, with some superb choices for entries for late entries, if you haven’t already booked in do so now to avoid disappointment.
Sunday 12th May
North Area at Condover – SY5 7AP
Sam Webster – 07806 092243
Druids at Ceri – SY16 4PL (2-STROKE & VETS CHAMPIONSHIP RD2)
Tracy Jones – 07732 614147
Shepshed at Wymeswold – LE12 6SU
Lorraine Wardle – 07976 052874
Stratford at Weatheroak – B48 7EH
Chris Collett – 07729 459463 – EVENINGS ONLY
Dursley at Nympsfield – GL10 3UJ
Betty Sams – 01453 546280
Sabin takes the spoils at Vets Opener
Shaun Sabin triumphed at the opening round of the 2013 AMCA Vets Championship with a maximum of 3 wins out of 3. In the opener Sabin managed to win by a slender margin of 6 seconds with Matt Ryder just edging out Brian Staples. The second race was much the same with Sabin winning by 7 second but the race for second was brilliant with Ryder, Stephen Elford and Staples separated by less than 3 seconds. The last race of the day superb with Sabin just edging Sean Smith at the line by less than a second with Staples a further 2 seconds back.
1 Shaun Sabin 180, 2 Matt Ryder 155, 3 Brian Staples 147, 4 Sean Smith 144, 5 Stephen Elford 136, 6 Colin Conduit 135, 7 Stephen Baddeley 117, 8 John Heath 117, 9 Wayne Falconer 105, 10 Robert Glynn 97
Harris starts his defence with a win in the 2-Strokes
Adam Harris picked up where he left off in 2012 with a win at the opening round courtesy of a 1-1-2 scorecard, he was kept honest with the evergreen Danny Blakeley picking up an excellent second overall ahead of final race winner Sean Wainwright with a returning Rian Warren a brilliant fourth overall.
1 Adam Harris 174, 2 Danny Blakeley 158, 3 Sean Wainwright 157, 4 Rian Warren 144, 5 Sam Callow 129, 6 Thomas Herbert 129, 7 Jason Harris 125, 8 Luke Ryder 107, 9 Marcus Carter 101, 10 Daniel Brazil 98
IMBA MX2(ROUND 2) AT REUSEL, HOLLAND
Reusel in Holland was the venue on Sunday for the latest action in the IMBA MX2 European Championship and, what a performance the current AMCA Champion Jack Cox was to produce. Taking the challenge right to all of the European sand track racing experts, Cox was to eventually finish a fantastic joint 4th overall whilst his British team mates Ryan Crowder, Paul Neale and Scott Mathia finished 18th, 19th and 22nd respectively.
After posting the 11th fastest time in qualification, Cox was fast out of the trap in moto one before eventually getting home in a strong 4th. In contrast, Neale who is usually quick away from the gate found himself right down the order in 27th before recovering back up to a hard earned 13th with Crowder in 18th and Mathia 24th.
Whilst both Mathia and Neale unfortunately tasted the sand in turn one of moto two, Cox was proving that his opening race performance was certainly no fluke as after gating in 10th he got right up to 2nd before eventually having to settle for a superb 3rd spot. Meanwhile after their earlier problems, Mathia and Neale took 19th and 20th at the chequered flag. Crowder after holding 15th spot during most of the moto was to crash and fall back to 23rd.
Looking for a podium spot, Cox along with fellow Brit both Neale surprisingly found themselves well down the leaderboard in the early exchanges of the final moto at Reusel. For Neale it was to then get a whole lot worse as he crashed and was unable to quickly restart his Kawasaki machine, finishing one lap down on the leaders in 27th position. Cox though was again charging very hard and incredibly got right back to 5th before being forced to settle for a 7th place. In a tough, tiring moto three, the remaining Brits Mathia and Crowder got home in 18th and 25th places respectively.
Taking the overall win at Reusel was home Dutch rider Maikel Brands ahead of fellow countryman John Cuppen with Swiss rider Andy Baumgartner.
Overall(Top 10) 1st Maikel Brands(Holland) 174 points 2nd John Cuppen(Holland) 159 3rd Andy Baumgartner(Switzerland) 147 4th Jarno Derks(Holland) 138 5th Jack Cox(GB) 138 6th Lukas Platt(Germany) 131 7th Ralph Hubers(Holland) 123 8th Christoph Selent(Germany) 121 9th Rambo Tausch(Holland) 117 10th Nick Janssens(Belgium) 105 Other Brit positions 18th Ryan Crowder 64 19th Paul Neale 64 22nd Scott Mathia 55.
Leading IMBA MX2 Championship positions(Top 10) 1st Baumgartner 315 points 2nd Cuppen 309 3rd Derks 273 4th Selent 262 5th Brands 258 6th Cox 245 7th Hubers 214 8th Tausch 210 9th Fabio Tessari(Italy) 201 10th Neale 185 Other Brit placings 16th Crowder 138 20th Mathia 119
Stratford Vets Over 40’s
The Stratford club are hosting a Vets (Over 40’s) race at their event this weekend 12th May, to book in call Chris Collett – 07729 459463 – EVENINGS ONLY
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
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