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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.”


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