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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.


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.

By woodbridgedmcc, Jul 7 2017 10:00AM

With just a week to go until the gates drop for the sixth round of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean at Blaxhall Circuit on Sunday 16th July. 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 Orwell Truck and Van and Foxwood Ceramics.

Local road surfacing 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 9am with the first race of the day at 11.55am.

By woodbridgedmcc, Jul 1 2017 09:12PM

Following the recent announcement of Orwell Truck and Van supporting the Maxxis British Motocross event at Blaxhall on July 16th, the Woodbridge and DMCC are now pleased to announce the return of the

Foxwood Ceramics Holeshot Award thanks to the continued support of local company Foxwood Ceramics.

Foxwood Ceramics based in Kesgrave near Ipswich are an established local family business offering an extensive and imaginative range of wall and floor tiles and bathrooms. The range includes Italian fine porcelain imported directly from the Edimax factory, ceramic, porcelain and glass tiles from Porcelanosa and natural stone products from Ca Pietra, Beltrami and Groundworks. Outdoor paving and patio products from Global Stone are also available. Foxwood Ceramics 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 Ceramics 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 the first time in 2017 the Holeshot Awards will be given to the all-new 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 another local company such as Foxwood Ceramics for a third year. The Holeshot Award was a great success during the last two 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 July 16th at Blaxhall.”