Woodbridge & DMCC Retain Maxxis Organiser of the Year Award for 2017
With the 2017 Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean now in the history books, ACU Events Ltd were left to select the Organiser of the Year. A difficult task given the high standards achieved by the various Organisers.
The Series was hosted by eight different Organisers who all ensured preparations were at the highest standard which demonstrated and justified why the British Championship is regarded as one of the premier domestic Motocross Series in Europe.
For the second year in a row the Woodbridge and District Motorcycle Club hosted Round Six of the Championship at Blaxhall circuit in Suffolk and have been awarded the prestigious title of Maxxis Organiser of the Year for 2017.
Since their involvement with the British Championship in 2015, Woodbridge have continued with ambition to improve on making the venue a firm favourite for riders and race fans alike.
Series Manager Stuart Drummond commented by saying, “The dedication and outstanding work was shown by every promoter and organiser which always makes the decision process difficult when standards are set so high in the first place. The decision was reached and the honours went to the Woodbridge Club for presenting an exceptional event that culminated every aspect of a well organised Maxxis British Championship Round.”
Speaking on behalf of the Woodbridge & DMCC, Debbie Blyth said, “As a club it is a great honour to have been given this award for the second time running. When we received the award for the 2016 season we knew that we would have to work extremely hard to retain the title for 2017 and this makes all the hard work worthwhile. We always pride ourselves on producing the best events that we can for the riders, teams, spectators and our valued local sponsors. Over the last three seasons we feel this has been achieved and we will continue to look at making more improvements to enhance peoples experience at the event in 2018 and beyond.”
Woodbridge & DMCC will receive their award at the Annual ACU Awards & Presentations evening at the National Motorcycle Museum on Saturday 13th January.
Woodbridge & DMCC nails Maxxis hat-trick
Woodbridge & DMCC has won the coveted Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship Organiser of the Year award for the third consecutive time. The Suffolk club staged the third round of this year’s series at its fantastic Blaxhall circuit, running classes for the MX1, MX2, MXY2 and British Two-stroke championships as part of a packed programme that featured nine points-paying races.
“As a club it is a great honour to have been given this award for the third time running,” said Woodbridge Press Officer Richard Blyth. “Over the off-season we’ve spent a number of weeks redesigning the track layout to give a fresh feel to the venue for the riders and teams.”
“The news that we have become the first organiser to claim the award three times is a real proud moment for all at the club and our valued local sponsors. Over the last four seasons we feel we have continued to improve the venue and will continue to enhance people’s experience at the event in 2019 and beyond.”
Series Manager Stuart Drummond paid tribute to all the organisers involved with this year’s championship. “Competition for this award is always very fierce so well done to Woodbridge for making it a hat-trick of wins,” he said. “Every year the bar is raised and all the event organisers – some of whom were forced to deal with extremely adverse weather conditions this season – put in a huge effort.”
The club will receive its award at the annual ACU presentation evening at the National Motorcycle Museum on January 26.
SMT GB Support Maxxis British at Blaxhall on June 2nd
With just a month until the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean heads to the Blaxhall Circuit near Woodbridge on Sunday 2nd June, the organising club Woodbridge DMCC have once again been busy working to secure sponsorship for the event.
For 2019 the Woodbridge DMCC are pleased to announce that SMT GB (Services Machinery & Trucks Ltd) will be supporting Woodbridge DMCC and the Blaxhall Circuit as the main sponsor for the event.
SMT GB markets Volvo Construction Equipment products which include wheeled loaders, articulated haulers, excavators and Volvo road equipment products in Great Britain. Operating from eight Customer Support Centres throughout Great Britain, a dedicated National Used Equipment Centre and a network of utility equipment dealers and supplemented by strategically located home based engineers, SMT are able to offer the level of support that you would expect from a global construction equipment distributor.
SMT GB have a strong connection to Motorcycle sport as a key sponsor to the Buildbase Honda Racing team featuring local riders Jake Nicholls (Ipswich), Lewis Tombs (Bury St Edmunds) and MX2 rider Josh Gilbert.
Alongside their off-road sponsorship SMT GB are in partnership with leading construction companies, Ashcourt Group, East Coast Construction and Burdens, in sponsoring top road race rider, Lee Johnston, in his 2019 racing bid at the Isle of Man TT and the British Supersport class.
Speaking on behalf of the Woodbridge DMCC, Richard Blyth said "the Woodbridge DMCC club are proud to have such a high-profile company like SMT GB supporting our event. SMT GB are a highly respected company in the Construction Industry with their headquarters based less than an hour from Blaxhall at Duxford. They have strong connection to Motorsport both of track and off-road and we welcome their support of the club and venue at Blaxhall and hope that their guests have an enjoyable day."
David Munns, Sales Director at SMT says, “We are proud to be supporting the Buildbase Honda MX team this year. We know that many of our customers share a passion for Motocross and this new partnership allows us the opportunity to promote the SMT brand to a wider audience.”
To keep update on the latest information regarding the Maxxis event please check www.woodbridgemcc.co.uk.
Foxwood Trade Continue to put Cash on the Line for the Holeshot Awards at Blaxhall
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 2nd June thanks to the continued support of local company Foxwood Trade.
Foxwood Trade is a branch of Foxwood Ceramics which opened in 2018 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.
For the 2019 event the Holeshot Award will once again 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 of £100 per race is sure to increase the importance of the start for the riders. Also for 2019 if a rider in either the MX1 or MX2 class secures both Holeshot Awards they will receive an additional £100 Cash Prize making it £300 for a double Holeshot.
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 fifth year running. Foxwood Trade and Foxwood Ceramics have been involved in the event from the beginning and The Holeshot Award has been a great success 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 June 2nd at Blaxhall.”
Renewed Support from Steve Lumley Planings Ltd for Maxxis at Blaxhall
With just 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 2nd June. 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 SMT GB and Foxwood Trade.
This is the fifth year that local road planing company Steve Lumley Planing Ltd, a keen supporter of both two and four wheeled Motorsport in the area has 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 11.00am.