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By woodbridgedmcc, May 8 2018 06:34PM

Sunday saw a massive crowd of race fans descend on the Blaxhall Circuit near Woodbridge to witness the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship take place in glorious sunshine. Once again the circuit was immaculately prepared by the host club, Woodbridge DMCC.


Many of the race fans arrived hoping to see local riders Jake Nicholls and Elliott Banks-Browne take victory against a strong field of British and European riders in the MX1 class and the pair didn’t disappoint the crowd.


The morning practice and qualifying session set the tone for the day with Banks-Browne fourth fastest and Nicholls fifth fastest. With the long sweeping opening corner both riders were confident of good starts in the main races.


With the scorching temperatures at a high it was time for the opening MX1 race as the crowd packed the fence lines to see club member Nicholls rocket out of the gate on his Buildbase Honda and claim the Foxwood Trade holeshot award ahead of Geartec Husqvarna’s Banks-Browne in second. With the local pair at the head of the field the crowd went wide as they cheered on their favourite and the duo soon pulled a gap on the chasing pack.


As the race reached the mid race Banks-Browne came under pressure from GP rider Tommy Searle and slipped to third. Nicholls was still dominate at the front and even when Searle closed the gap, Nicholls responded and pulled away to take victory by 30 seconds with Searle in second and Bank-Browne chasing his back wheel over the line for third. Fourth place went to the reigning champion Graeme Irwin with Russian Evgeny Bobryshev in fifth place.


After the excitement of the opening race, everyone was hoping for a repeat from Nicholls in the second. When the gate dropped this time it was Banks-Browne who out dragged Nicholls on the run to the first corner and claimed the Foxwood Trade Holeshot award. With Nicholls in second and pushing Banks-Browne, the pair quickly pulled a large gap over the rest of the field. It wasn’t until the fourth lap when Nicholls took the lead and looked to pull away again.


This time it would be Bobryshev that moved ahead of Banks-Browne for second and put a challenge on Nicholls but it was to no avail as Nicholls regroup and claimed a double race win and overall victory. Bobryshev crossed the line in second with Banks-Browne in third, while Italian Ivo Monticelli took fourth and Estonian Erki Kahro in fifth.


The double race win gave Nicholls the overall victory in front of the home crowd and helped him to extend his championship lead to 19 points. Next to Nicholls on the podium was Banks-Browne in second overall and he now sits fourth in the championship and just 35 points behind Nicholls with 5 rounds remaining. Also making a trip to the podium was Club member and Blaxhall regular Luke Benstead who took the overall victory in the British Expert Championship.


In the other Championship classes it was Irishman Martin Barr who took the overall victory in the MX2 class with a 2-3 scorecard by virtue of the tie break with second overall’s Josh Gilbert and series leader Conrad Mewse took third overall. In the first race it was Liam Knight who took the race win and broke the winning streak of Mewse, who bounced back in the second race to took the win in dominate fashion after coming from behind after a bad start. Local rider Lewis Tombs suffered a tough day after a bad first race but took a fifth in the second for 12th overall.


The British 2 Stroke produced some great racing as James Dunn took a double race win over teammate and series leader Mike Kras who took two seconds with Ashley Wilde taking two thirds.


In the MXY2 it was Callum Green who took the overall victory and the second race win after Rossi Beard suffered a bad result in the second race and ruined his chances of what was almost a perfect day following race wins in the first and final races. Third overall was George Sim-Mutch.


Results

MX2 Race 1

1. Liam Knight

2. Josh Gilbert

3. Martin Eccles

4. Michael Eccles

5. Todd Kellett

MX2 Race 1

1. Conrad Mewse

2. Martin Barr

3. Joshua Gilbert

4. Josh Spinks

5. Lewis Tombs

MX2 Overall

1. Martin Barr - 42

2. Joshua Gilbert - 42

3. Conrad Mewse - 38

4. Liam Knight - 38

5. Michael Eccles - 33

MX1 Race 1

1. Jake Nicholls

2. Tommy Searle

3. Elliott Banks-Browne

4. Graeme Irwin

5. Evgeny Bobryshev

MX1 Race 2

1. Jake Nicholls

2. Evgeny Bobryshev

3. Elliott Banks-Browne

4. Ivo Monticelli

5. Erki Kahro

MX1 Overall

1. Jake Nicholls - 50

2. Elliott Banks-Browne - 40

3. Evgeny Bobryshev - 38

4. Graeme Irwin - 32

5. Gert Krestinov - 30

MXY2 Race 1

1. Rossi Beard

2. Callum Green

3. George Sim-Mutch

4. Joel Rizzi

5. Josh Peters

MXY2 Race 2

1. Callum Green

2. George Sim Mutch

3. Denny Rapson

4. Ike Carter

5. Adam Kovacs

MXY2 Race 3

1. Rossi Beard

2. Ike Carter

3. George Sim-Mutch

4. Callum Green

5. Adam Kovacs

MXY2 Overall

1. Callum Green - 65

2. Rossi Beard – 63

3. George Sim-Mutch – 62

4. Ike Carter – 54

5. Denny Rapson – 48

2 Strokes Race 1

1. James Dunn

2. Mike Kras

3. Ashley Wilde

4. Ryan McLean

5. John Adamson

2 Stroke Race 2

1. James Dunn

2. Mike Kras

3. Ashley Wilde

4. John Adamson

5. Manuel Liacopi

2 Stroke Overall

1. James Dunn – 50

2. Mike Kras - 44

3. Ashley Wilde - 40

4. John Adamson - 34

5. Ryan McLean - 33


By woodbridgedmcc, Apr 27 2018 07:07PM

Sunday 6th May will see the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean head to the Blaxhall Circuit in Suffolk, hosted by the Woodbridge and DMCC. The event features a bumper line up with 160 of the country’s best riders competing across four championship classes, giving fans a great day of racing when it all kicks off on track.


With local stars in top form it is sure to be an exciting day as Ipswich based Jake Nicholls heads to Blaxhall on a roll. Club member and Buildbase Honda rider Nicholls arrives at his home circuit on the back of taking a double victory at the previous round last weekend and taking over the championship lead.


Fellow local star Elliott Banks-Browne is also in good form after taking a podium result alongside Nicholls. Banks-Browne from Bury St Edmunds will be looking to put right the demons of last year where he crashed out of the event after setting the fastest lap in qualifying.


Nicholls and Banks-Browne will both have their work cut out to stay ahead of the chasing pack which includes Russian Evgeny Bobryshev and reigning champion Graeme Irwin who will both be looking to take race wins and the championship advantage leaving Blaxhall.


Other local riders to look out for include last year’s podium finisher Ryan Houghton and Shaun Southgate who claimed the Expert MX1 victory at the previous round, while youngster George Grigg-Pettitt will be looking for two strong rides.


In the MX2 class Bury St Edmunds based Lewis Tombs will be hoping to repeat his performances of last year and make it onto the podium this time round, but he will need to be in good form to beat series leader Conrad Mewse. Mewse has taken victory in all 4 motos this season and currently leads Mel Pocock in second and Josh Gilbert in third.


Blaxhall also features the third round of the British 2 Stroke championship where Dutchman Mike Kras leads the series ahead of Ashley Wilde, while last year’s winner James Dunn is in good form and chasing race wins.


The final class competing at Blaxhall is the opening round of the Maxxis MXY2 Championship where the leading youth riders will all be battling for the early season advantage.


The Blaxhall Circuit near Woodbridge is signposted off the A12 using the postcode IP17 1LG. Admission prices are £20 for adults and £5 for children aged 5-15 with a family ticket £45. Practice starts at 8:45am with the first race of the day at 11.00am.


By woodbridgedmcc, Apr 23 2018 04:07PM

With just under two weeks to go until the gates drop for the fourth round of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean at Blaxhall Circuit on Sunday 6th May. It is with great pleasure that the Woodbridge and DMCC club are able to announce the additional support from Steve Lumley Planing Ltd alongside the existing sponsors Foxwood Trade.


Local road planing company Steve Lumley Planing Ltd, a keen supporter of both two and four wheeled Motorsport in the area have once again stepped forward to help support both the event and the Woodbridge DMCC with the supply of over 100 tonnes of Road Planings.


Steve Lumley Planing Limited specialises in Road Planing operations within the East Anglia region, from the north coast of Norfolk, through Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex and into Hertfordshire. Based in the market town of Bury St Edmunds, the operating depot is perfectly located adjacent to the A14 trunk road, thus enabling the road planing equipment to be moved to most parts of East Anglia with ease, and in the quickest possible time.


This kind support has allowed the Woodbridge Club to continue the ongoing improvements to the facilities at the Blaxhall circuit. The road planings have been used to make access to the venue a much smoother process and allowing for the continued resurfacing of existing roadways at the venue.


The Blaxhall Circuit near Woodbridge is signposted off the A12 using the postcode IP17 1LG. Admission prices are £20 for adults and £5 for children aged 5-15 with a family ticket £45. Practice starts at 8:45am with the first race of the day at 11.00am.


By woodbridgedmcc, Apr 16 2018 06:23PM

Woodbridge and DMCC are pleased to announce the return of the Foxwood Trade Holeshot Award at Round 4 of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean at Blaxhall on Sunday 6th May thanks to the continued support of local company Foxwood Trade.


Foxwood Trade is a branch of Foxwood Ceramics which opened earlier this year and are based in Kesgrave near Ipswich. The established local family business offers an extensive and imaginative range of wall and floor tiles at Trade prices. Foxwood Trade is owned by former motocross rider Matt Cottrell, who has long been a supporter of the Woodbridge Club and father of former European and British Championship rider James Cottrell.


Once again the Foxwood Trade Holeshot Award will help to increase the excitement of the most spectacle part of the race, the start. With forty of the best Motocross riders from the UK and Europe battling it out in both the MX1 and MX2 classes, the extra incentive of a Cash Prize is sure to increase the importance of the start for the riders. Also for 2018 the Holeshot Awards will be given to the British 2-Stroke Championship races meaning that there will be six Awards handed out across the course of the races.


Speaking of behalf of the Woodbridge and DMCC, Richard Blyth mentioned that “It is great to be able to work with a local company such as Foxwood Trade for a fourth year running. The Holeshot Award has been a great success during the previous events for both the riders and the spectators and we hope that it will once again help increase the excitement for the crowd when the gate drops on May 6th at Blaxhall.”