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By woodbridgedmcc, Sep 25 2017 07:35PM

Sunday saw the Woodbridge DMCC host the sixth and penultimate round of the Bickers Lifting ACU Eastern Motocross Championship at Blaxhall near Woodbridge. The event was locally supported by Orwell Truck and Van as over 150 riders competed across the 12 race format.


The clear skies and sunshine made for a great days racing around the sandy Blaxhall circuit and following the practice sessions it was time for the racing to begin with an exciting line in the National Experts including Jake Nicholls, Lewis Tombs, Tom Grimshaw and Dylan Woodcock along with the regular championship. The Premier group saw the Experts joined by the fastest 10 Junior riders on the day.


The opening Premier class race of the day saw Jake Nicholls make the start and ride a strong race to take the race win ahead of Lewis Tombs who pushed hard to challenge Nicholls but had to settle for second ahead of young Tom Grimshaw in third. Declan Whittle rode a good race to finish in fourth and hold off a late charge from Dylan Woodcock in fifth after coming through the pack. The Junior championship riders in the race put on a great show with the top 5 beating a number of regular Experts as Harvey Thomas took the win ahead of James Wayman and Perry Galloway in third. Fourth and fifth places went to Wayne Goodlad and Rheis Morter.


Once again in the second Premier Class race it was Jake Nicholls who took the lead into the first corner and ride another solid race to take a second race win. It looked like Tombs was going to take another second place until a crash saw him drop to fourth allowing Luke Parker to claim second before Tombs recovered to third at the finish. Fourth and fifth places went to Dylan Woodcock and Tom Grimshaw. The leading Junior riders once again saw Harvey Thomas take the win ahead of James Wayman, Rheis Morter in third with Aaron Holloway and Joe Salmons finishing fourth and fifth.


The third and final Premier Class race saw Jake Nicholls make the start but unfortunately the race was stopped before the halfway point due to an injury to Dylan Woodcock. In the re run Nicholls grabbed the start and took another dominate race win with Luke Benstead taking second after struggling with a knee injury all day. Third place went to Declan Whittle with Luke Parker and Tom Grimshaw rounding out the top 5. This time it was Rheis Morter who took the Junior class win over Connor Baldry and James Wayman with Joe Salmons and James Suckling rounding out the top 5.


In the three Intermediate Class races Aaron Framlinham took three race wins and the overall victory in the class ahead of Joseph Golding in second overall who finished with two seconds and a third. Third overall on the day went to Carl Miller ahead of Paul Hubbard and Ben Alexander in fourth and fifth.


The Support A group produced some good racing with three different race wins across the three races. At the end of the day it was Thomas Mustard who took the overall win with Mark Goodson in second and Joshua Warren in third. Fourth overall went to Daniel Dyer with Joe Dawson in fifth.


Gary Scarlett won the Support B group with a second and two race wins ahead of Richard Gorrell and Michael Lyons. Stephen Parker and Cory Smith rounded out the top 5 positions.


Results at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1465337


By woodbridgedmcc, Sep 18 2017 03:41PM

This Sunday (24th September) sees the Woodbridge & DMCC host the penultimate round of the Bickers Lifting ACU Eastern Motocross Championship at the Blaxhall circuit near Woodbridge with the event being supported by Orwell Truck and Vans. A 150 rider strong entry which includes local star Jake Nicholls, as an exciting 12 race programme featuring both Expert and Junior graded riders is sure to produce a full day of racing action on the sandy circuit.


The Expert line up consists of the best riders in the Eastern region as they compete in the Premier class with current Championship leader Luke Benstead looking to secure 2017 ACU Eastern Expert Championship with a round to go. Benstead will have his work cut out as Jake Nicholls will be making his return to racing action at his home circuit after dislocating his hip earlier this year. The Ipswich based rider recently announced his retirement from Grand Prix racing and will now focus on the National championships from 2018. Also looking to make the day difficult for Benstead will be top British MX2 Championship rider Lewis Tombs and National Youth rider Tom Grimshaw, while Declan Whittle who is currently second in the championship and reigning champion Luke Parker in third will be both looking to take points off Benstead. Brad Woodroffe and Shaun Southgate will also be looking to score strong points to end to season. With such a strong line up the racing is sure to be great.


While in the Junior class the fastest 10 riders on the day will complete the Premier class line up with the remaining riders competing in three separate races. Current point’s leader Rheis Morter will be looking to extend his 24 point lead over Aaron Holloway and James Wayman at Blaxhall. The leading trio will have their work cut out against the rest of the Junior Championship riders.


All the action starts at 9:30am with practice followed by the first race after lunch. Admission prices are £10 for Adults and £5 for Unaccompanied Children with the Blaxhall Circuit being located using the postcode IP17 1LG.


By woodbridgedmcc, Jul 20 2017 07:52PM

Once again the British Motocross arrived at the Blaxhall Circuit near Woodbridge on Sunday for the sixth round of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship as a large crowd packed into the sandy circuit on a hot sunny summer’s day.


After weeks of preparation the Woodbridge DMCC played host to some of the best riders in the country. With the track and venue in fantastic condition as always, both the riders and race fans were treated to a great day’s action.


Heading into the event a lot of focus was on Bury St Edmunds MX1 rider and former double MX2 Champion Elliott Banks-Browne who was on a rich run of form of late. The local rider didn’t disappoint in the morning qualifying session where he set the fastest time and secured pole position. Also putting on a good show for the local crowd was Chelmsford based Ryan Houghton who finished third fastest. In MX2 Essex based youngster Dylan Woodcock finished fourth fastest and Lewis Tombs was twelfth fastest but less than a second off the top five.


The racing in the MX2 class produced some fantastic action across the two races. In the opening race it was New Zealand rider Josiah Natzke who took the holeshot and ran away with the race win, but the local interest was behind him with Lewis Tombs running in second place and getting the fans cheering over the fences. Tombs would eventually finish in a superb third place behind Mel Pocock and ahead of Todd Kellett and Brad Todd.


The second of the MX2 race was see Tombs make another good start inside the top five and battling with the leading riders once again. This time it was Todd Kellett who took the race win and the overall victory with his team mate and series leader Ben Watson second in the race. But all eyes were on the battle for third place where six riders were closely fighting over positions on every corner. When the race ended it was Martin Barr who took third ahead of Josh Spinks and Mel Pocock with Lewis Tombs taking seventh places for sixth overall on the day.


After taking Pole Position in the MX1 class the local crowd were hoping to see their rider Banks-Browne at the front of the field. When the gate dropped he rounded the first corner just outside the top five and was quick to move forward into the leading trio when a small mistake would see him crash heavily leading to the race being stopping.


After a few minutes Elliott was able to get to his feet and walk to the Medical Centre but would take no further part in the meeting.


In the re run the race win went to series leader Graeme Irwin after a battle with Brad Anderson in second, the local fans still had plenty to cheer about as Ryan Houghton produced a great ride to finish in third place ahead of Rob Davidson and Dan Thornhill.


The second race of the MX1 class would see another action packed race between Irwin and Anderson as they traded positions many times. As the race went on Irwin took the victory as Anderson slipped behind Gert Krestinov into third. Ryan Houghton once again produced a great ride to finish fourth and third overall on the day, with Jamie Law rounding out the top five.


Supporting the event was the all new British 2 Stroke Championship and this class was dominated by James Dunn who took both race wins ahead of Northampton’s Neville Bradshaw who finished second overall with a 2 -3 scorecard, third overall on the day was Italian Manuel Lacopi. The top local rider in the class was Luke Gidney from Norfolk who took ninth overall after a super sixth place result in the second race.


Results


MX2 Race 1

1 – Josiah Natzke

2 – Mel Pocock

3 – Lewis Tombs

4 – Todd Kellett

5 – Brad Todd


MX2 Race 2

1 – Todd Kellett

2 – Ben Watson

3 – Martin Barr

4 – Josh Spinks

5 – Mel Pocock


MX2 Overall

1 – Todd Kellett - 43

2 – Mel Pocock - 38

3 – Josiah Natzke – 37

4 – Ben Watson – 36

5 – Martin Barr - 35

6 – Lewis Tombs - 34


MX1 Race 1

1 – Graeme Irwin

2 – Brad Anderson

3 – Ryan Houghton

4 – Rob Davidson

5 – Dan Thornhill


MX1 Race 2

1 – Graeme Irwin

2 – Gert Krestinov

3 – Brad Anderson

4 – Ryan Houghton

5 – Jamie Law


MX1 Overall

1 – Graeme Irwin - 50

2 – Brad Anderson - 42

3 – Ryan Houghton - 38

4 – Gert Krestinov - 37

5 – Dan Thornhill 29


By woodbridgedmcc, Jul 9 2017 10:00AM

Sunday 16th July and the Blaxhall Circuit near Woodbridge is the place to be, come and witness some high octane action, as the best Motocross riders from the UK and Europe compete in the sixth round of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean.


The sixth round of this prestigious championship is sure to provide thrills and spills on the spectacular sandy venue just of the A12. Sunday morning at 9am the action starts with practice and qualifying as 120 riders compete during the day. The race programme features two 25 minute plus 2 lap motos for the MX1 and MX2 classes – and two supporting championship races which complete the packed schedule that will keep fans entertained and put the rider’s fitness to the test.


For the host club, Woodbridge and DMCC the return of the event for the third year running, is testament to the standard of the venue, their organisation, which even saw them named as ‘Maxxis Organiser of the Year’ 2016.


One of the toughest and most spectacular forms of motorcycle sports, motocross is especially popular in the Eastern region, and has a strong history of world class riders originating from this area. This year’s event will feature a host of local top riders including Elliott Banks-Browne, Lewis Tombs, Luke Benstead, Shaun Southgate, George Grigg-Pettitt, Luke Parker, Declan Whittle, Tom Grimshaw and Ben Clark who are sure to give the local crowd plenty to cheer about during the day as they all battle for honours.


After the previous round at Desertmartin in Northern Ireland, the championship returns to the mainland for the final three rounds as the battle for the Championship honours heats up. In the MX1 class it was series leader, and Irish rider Graeme Irwin who took the double race win, but it wasn’t without coming under plenty of pressure from Banks-Browne.


At Blaxhall Banks-Browne will be hoping the local track knowledge and home crowd will give him the extra advantage needed to take victory over the rest of the field. But Banks-Browne will face tough opposition from Irwin, Estonian Gert Krestinov who currently sits second in the championship along with former champion Brad Anderson and young guns James Harrison and Rob Davidson who have been making progress this season.


So far this season the MX2 class has produced some of the most exciting racing with a number of new youngsters coming to the forefront of the action. Grand Prix rider Ben Watson currently leads the championship ahead of Irish rider Martin Barr and Estonian Harri Kullas in second and third, whilst local rider Lewis Tombs will be looking to finish inside the top 5 in both races.


New to Blaxhall for the 2017 event, is the all new British 2 Stroke championship and this championship has created some close racing in both the previous rounds. Reigning European 300 Champion Mike Kras currently leads the championship, while Neville Bradshaw will be looking to close down the gap in the standings.


The event is supported locally by Orwell Truck and Van who will be displaying at the event, while Foxwood Ceramics will be sponsoring the Holeshot Award in all classes and Steve Lumley Planing have helped with supporting the venue development.


Blaxhall Circuit is located just off the A12 north of Woodbridge and if using Sat Nav please use the postcode IP17 1LG the circuit will be signposted from that point. All the action starts at 9am with the Qualifying sessions followed by the first main race at 11:55am.


Admission prices are £20 for Adults £5 for Children under 15 and Children under 5 are Free, Family Tickets are available at £45.