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By woodbridgedmcc, Mar 26 2018 12:31PM

Sunday saw the Woodbridge DMCC host the opening round of the Bickers Lifting ACU Eastern Motocross Championship at the Blaxhall Circuit near Woodbridge. After the recent bad weather, everyone was ready to go racing with a full line of 160 riders across the four classes which treated the large crowd to some great racing on a dry and clear day.

Following several changes to the track layout during the winter months everyone was excited to go racing. The Expert class featured several top Maxxis British Championship riders including Ipswich based Jake Nicholls, Lewis Tombs, Jake Shipton, Dan Thornhill and many more, including the Centre Experts all looking to get the new season underway.

The opening Expert race saw Jake Nicholls take the holeshot on the Buildbase Honda ahead of Jake Shipton as the pair battled closely on the opening laps until Nicholls was able to create a gap and pull away at the front for a comfortable race win. Behind him Lewis Tombs had charged hard to close the gap on Shipton and was able to move into second with a couple of laps remaining while Shipton crossed the line in third ahead Dan Thornhill in fourth, Shaun Southgate in fifth and Luke Norris in sixth.

The second Expert race saw Nicholls take another holeshot with Shipton and Thornhill close behind. Nicholls quickly set about breaking away and rode a solid race to take the win by over 30 seconds. The battle for second place saw Tombs charge forward from a top 10 start and move into second when Shipton suffered a big crash with a few corners of the race remaining while under pressure from Tombs. In was Thornhill who took third with Luke Parker in fourth, Tom Grimshaw in fifth and reigning champion Luke Benstead in sixth.

The final Expert race of the day saw young George Fountain take the holeshot and early race lead with Nicholls a couple of places behind. By the end of the opening lap Nicholls was into the lead and pulling away to a comfortable race win of 26 seconds over Thornhill and Tombs. Luke Benstead rode well to take a strong fourth place with Shaun Southgate fifth and George Fountain in sixth.

In the three Intermediate Class (Junior Championship) races it was Ryan Watts who took the overall victory on his Husqvarna with two race wins and a second place. Second overall on the day went to Matthew French who took the other race win and a third and fourth place finish. Third overall was Alexander Hornsby with a second and third place finish but his overall points were affected by a ninth in the second race. Fourth and fifth overall went to Connor Baldry and Benjamin Alexander.

In the Junior Support Class A it was Darren Stone who took the overall with two of the three race wins. Second overall went to the Cameron Coltart who claimed the third race win with Robbie Pearmain in third overall. Fourth and fifth overall went to Joe Marsh and Thomas Fazah.

In the Junior Support Class B it was Jake Ward who took the overall win with two race wins and a second ahead of Billy Middleton who claimed the other race win. Third overall went to Thomas Pearmain with Lee Scott and Stephan Parker in fourth and fifth overall

Report By Richard Blyth and Photos By Dean Warner

Full Results at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1503508

By woodbridgedmcc, Mar 13 2018 05:41PM

Sunday 25th March sees the Woodbridge & DMCC host the opening round of the Bickers Lifting ACU Eastern Motocross Championship at the Blaxhall circuit near Woodbridge. A full line up 160 riders will be competing in an exciting 12 race programme featuring both Experts and Juniors, in what will be a full day of racing action on the sandy circuit.

The Expert line up will feature some of the Maxxis ACU British Championships leading riders including Ipswich based Jake Nicholls on his Buildbase Honda competing against Bury St Edmunds Lewis Tombs and the likes of Dan Thornhill, Jake Shipton, Luke Norris and Tom Grimshaw who are all looking to gain some track knowledge in preparation for the British Championship round on May 6th. Lining up against the National stars are current ACU Eastern Champion Luke Benstead, and former champion Luke Parker, Declan Whittle, Shaun Southgate, George Grigg-Pettitt, Jake Edey, Brad Woodroffe, Brad Tomlin, and Jason Morland. With such a strong line up the racing is sure to be great.

While in the Junior class the fastest 40 Junior riders on the day will compete in the Junior Championship races with the remaining riders competing in two separate races. Last year’s Champion Rheis Morter has moving up to the Expert ranks along with many others so there is sure to be some close racing as a new crop of local talent will all be looking to take an early championship lead at the top of the point’s standings.

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, Feb 26 2018 07:52PM

With the motocross season getting into full swing the Woodbridge and DMCC are preparing for an exciting and action-packed year ahead at their Blaxhall venue. During the 2018 season the Woodbridge club will be hosting four Motocross events including a round of the prestigious Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean on May 6th.

The first meeting of the season will take place on Sunday 25th March as the club host the opening round of the Bickers Lifting ACU Eastern Motocross Championship for both Expert and Junior classes. After reclaiming the title in 2017, club member Luke Benstead will be looking to defend his crown onboard the GH Motorcycles/GB Finch Husqvarna against the tough competition from former champion and team mate Luke Parker while the likes of Jake Nicholls, Lewis Tombs, Shaun Southgate and Declan Whittle will all be challenging for race wins. With entries already open for this event and the Junior spaces selling out within less than an hour it is sure to be a great start to the season.

After being awarded ‘Maxxis Organiser of the Year’ for the second year running at Blaxhall the club are pleased to be hosting the fourth round of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean on Sunday May 6th. For this year the event will feature extra races with the inclusion of both the Maxxis MXY2 and the ACU British 2 Stroke Championship alongside the Maxxis MX1 and MX2 classes. With Grand Prix riders from across the World, including countries such as Italy, Iceland, Estonia, Russia and New Zealand competing against Britain's best World and European talent, along with some of the best home-grown riders. With four championship classes and nine races of highly competitive racing it will be a great day out for the whole family. Local front runners will include Jake Nicholls (Ipswich), and Elliott Banks-Browne (Bury St Edmunds) who will both compete in front of their home crowd alongside other local stars such as Lewis Tombs, Shaun Southgate and George Grigg-Pettitt.

Following the Maxxis the club will be hosting an open meeting on July 8th which will feature both Experts and Juniors along with a round of the NGR Championship for riders Over 30 years old. Also for 2018 the club will be running a combined 85cc class for Big and Small Wheel riders.

The final meeting of the year will be on the Sunday 30th September, when the club will host the sixth and final round of the Bickers Lifting ACU Eastern Motocross Championship. With just a handful of races left in both the Expert and Junior classes the racing will be close as the Champions are crowned on the day.

For any more information about any of the events taking place at Blaxhall during the 2018 season please visit the clubs website www.woodbridgemcc.co.uk or Facebook page.

By woodbridgedmcc, Nov 23 2017 07:26PM

After recently being announced as the Maxxis British ‘Organiser of the Year’ for the second year running in 2017, Woodbridge DMCC are pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement with Championship promoters, ACU Events that will see the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean return to the Suffolk circuit on Sunday 6th May 2018.

After the success of the previous events the club will continue to set the high standards for the event and will be looking forward to some of the World’s best riders returning for more close and intense racing around the demanding Blaxhall Circuit.

Once again the event will include both the premier British Championship classes for MX1 and MX2 with riders such as current champion Graeme Irwin battling against local stars Jake Nicholls, Elliott Banks-Browne, Lewis Tombs and a host of other International stars.

For the 2018 season the event will take place on the Sunday of the May Day Bank Holiday weekend and will provide a bumper event with the club hosting all four of the Championships classes. Following the successful introduction of the new ACU British 2 Stroke Championship in 2017 which saw Mike Kras, James Dunn and Neville Bradshaw all produce some fantastic action the championship will return to Suffolk. Also returning to compete at Blaxhall is the MXY2 class which will feature some of the fastest youngsters in the country.

Speaking on behalf of the Woodbridge DMCC, Debbie Blyth commented “As a club we are delighted to have the Maxxis ACU British Championship return to Blaxhall again in 2018 and after previously holding rounds in June and July we are excited to be hosting round 4 on May 6th as we feel it will produce a different race surface for the riders. Also the excitement of being awarded all four classes means the fan get a full day of racing action.”

With the memories of the 2017 fading into the background the Woodbridge DMCC are already busy working hard to ensure the 2018 event is a bigger and better event for all the family, so be sure to mark the 6th May on the calendar and come join in the excitement, and visit www.woodbridgemcc.co.uk for more information.