Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship
May 6th 2018 - Blaxhall Circuit
Foxwood Ceramics Holeshot Award Returns for the Maxxis British Motocross at Blaxhall
Following the recent announcement of Orwell Truck and Van supporting the Maxxis British Motocross event at Blaxhall on July 17th, 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 European and British Championship rider James Cottrell.
For the 2016 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 is sure to increase the importance of the start for the riders. Also for 2016 if a rider in either the MX1 or MX2 class secures both Holeshot Awards they will receive an additional Cash Prize.
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 second year. The Holeshot Award was a great success last year 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 17th at Blaxhall.”
Local company Steve Lumley Planings Ltd supports Maxxis British Motocross at Blaxhall
With just over two weeks 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 17th 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 120 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 extend and creating new access roads for the paddock and car parks therefore making 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.
Blaxhall set for Round 6 of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship on July 17th
In just over a week the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean heads to the sandy circuit of Blaxhall (IP17 1LG) near Woodbridge for Round 6 on Sunday 17th July. Following the recent round at Leuchars in Scotland all three championships are closely fought at the top of the standings.
After the successful event at the Blaxhall Circuit last year the championship returns for what looks to be another exciting meeting on the naturally flowing circuit that offers both close racing and great viewing for spectators. The meeting will once again be supported locally by Mercedes Benz Commercial vehicle dealer, Orwell Truck and Van, while Foxwood Ceramics will be providing the Holeshot award and Steve Lumley Road Planing Ltd continue their support of the event and venue.
In the MX1 class the battle for the Championship lead is between reigning champion Shaun Simpson on the Wilvo Virus Performance KTM and Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki’s Tommy Searle, while the local crowd will be hoping to see Ipswich based Jake Nicholls continue his winning ways. The Hitachi Revo Husqvarna rider has claimed two of the last four race wins and will be hoping to take victory on his home circuit.
Buildbase Honda pairing of Graeme Irwin and Kristian Whatley currently hold fourth and fifth places in the championship respectively while another local rider looking for a strong result will be Geartec Yamaha’s Elliott Banks-Browne.
In the MX2 class the battle for the Championship lead is currently between four riders. Steven Clarke on the Apico Husqvarna currently leads the series ahead of Buildbase Honda’s Martin Barr and fellow Apico Husqvarna rider Bryan MacKenzie who are both tied on points. Just a handful of points further behind is Adam Sterry on the Wilvo Virus Performance KTM in fourth place after taking victory at the previous two rounds.
Local riders James Cottrell on the Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki and Geartec Yamaha’s Lewis Tombs will both be hoping to put together two solid race results and challenge the front runners for podium positions on their home circuit.
The MXY2 class always produces some close racing and current series leader James Carpenter will be looking to continue his good form, while the returning Alexander Brown will be aiming to take another double race victory and close the points gap in the championship leader, while local rider George Grigg-Pettitt currently sits fourth in the championship and will be one rider to watch out for.
Blaxhall Circuit is located just off the A12 north of Woodbridge and for people using Sat Nav's please use the postcode IP17 1LG and 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.
Local Star Claims Podium at Blaxhall
British Motocross arrived at the sun-kissed 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.
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, both the riders and race fans were treated to a great day’s action.
Local riders such as Jake Nicholls and Elliott Banks-Browne in MX1 and James Cottrell and Lewis Tombs in MX2 along with youngster George Grigg-Pettitt in the MXY2 class were all competing and gave the crowd plenty to cheer about.
In the MX1 class local interest focused on Jake Nicholls who arrived at his home round in fine form and was hoping to put on a strong performance for his many fans. In the opening race Nicholls made a strong start inside the top 5 and quickly moved into second place behind race winner Tommy Searle. Behind Nicholls in third was Graeme Irwin with Kristian Whatley in fourth and Brad Anderson in fifth.
When the gate dropped for the second race Nicholls fired himself into the lead with the holeshot and early race lead over Searle. The pair battled for the lead and with Searle claiming another race win ahead of Nicholls with Whatley in third. Fourth and fifth places went to Irwin and Steven Lenoir.
Following the two results Nicholls finished the day in second overall and remained third in the championship with two rounds left.
The opening MX2 race saw Adam Sterry take the early race lead and was chased hard by current series leader Steven Clarke who eventual took the race win. In third it was Scottish rider Bryan MacKenzie with Mel Pocock and Liam Knight rounding out the top 5, while James Cottrell from Ipswich impressed the home crowd with a sixth place finish and Bury St Edmunds based Lewis Tombs came home in ninth.
In the second MX2 race it looked like it was going to be another close battle between the pair until Clarke crashed out of second place handing the position to his team mate Bryan MacKenzie. Third place went to Mel Pocock with Liam Knight and Jordan Divall making up the top 5. Clarke recovered to finish in seventh. Local riders Lewis Tombs and James Cottrell both finished in tenth and eleventh respectively.
The MXY2 class saw Michael Ellis take the overall victory ahead of Henry Williams in second and Dylan Woodcock in third. Local Ipswich rider George Grigg-Pettitt recovered from an opening moto technical problem to claim eighth in the second race and remains fifth in the championship.
Woodbridge & DMCC announced as Maxxis Organiser of the Year for 2016
The 2016 Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean featured some of the closest racing in recent years as the Series was hosted by eight different Organisers, all ensuring their preparations for each round were of the highest quality which demonstrates and justifies why the Series is regarded as the one of the premier domestic Motocross championships in Europe.
This season saw all three British Champions being crowned at the final round and all winning by small margins which made the final race day at Foxhill very exciting for the large crowd lucky enough to witness the drama unfold before their eyes.
It then falls on the Series Promoter – ACU Events Ltd to select the Organiser of the Year. A difficult task given the high standards achieved during 2016 by all eight Organisers, but in the words of the Highlander ……… ‘There can be only one’ ………….
Woodbridge & DMCC who hosted Round Six at their Blaxhall circuit in Suffolk have been awarded the prestigious title of Maxxis Organiser of the Year for 2016.
Woodbridge & DMCC returned to the British Championship calendar in 2015 with a highly successful first event which was enjoyed by riders and fans alike. The club continued to improve on key areas of the event in readiness for this year and in doing so provided a perfect race circuit and smoothly run event on one of the hottest days of the summer.
Series Manager Stuart Drummond commented by saying, “This year has been a good year for all the Organisers and Promoters and it has been a really tough decision who to select as Organiser Of The Year and as always the standard has been outstanding, but one has to stand out. My congratulations go to the Woodbridge & DMCC. It's always good to recognise hard work at all levels, well done to everyone involved".
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 2016 season as it has been something that we have been aiming for since 2014 when we agreed to host the 2015 event. We always pride ourselves on producing the best events that we can for the riders, teams and spectators and over the last two 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 2017.”
Woodbridge & DMCC will receive their award at the Annual ACU Awards & Presentations evening at the National Motorcycle Museum on Saturday 28th January.
The championship returns to Blaxhall next year again as the Club host Round Six on 16th July.
Maxxis British Motocross Returns to Blaxhall on 16th July 2017
Following the recent announcement of Woodbridge DMCC being awarded the ‘Organiser of the Year’ for 2016, the club are pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement with Championship promoters, ACU Events that will see the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship return to the Suffolk circuit once again on Sunday 16th July.
After two successful events in previous years which received many positive reviews from the public, riders, teams and motorcycle industry alike for the high standards of event the club are 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 Tommy Searle battling against local stars Jake Nicholls, Elliott Banks-Browne, Lewis Tombs and James Cottrell and a host of other International stars.
For the 2017 season the championship will once again feature another new and exciting change to the format with the introduction of the new British 2 Stroke Championship. With some top European riders such as the reigning European Champion Mike Kras and Lewis Gregory doing battle, and a history of top level 2 Stroke racing at the Suffolk venue it was a natural decision of the Woodbridge Club to take to host one of the eagerly awaited rounds.
With the memories of the 2016 event slowly fading into the background the Woodbridge DMCC are already busy working hard to ensure the 2017 event is a bigger and better event for all the family, so be sure to mark the 16th July on the calendar and come join in the excitement, and visit www.woodbridgemcc.co.uk for more information.
Orwell Truck and Van Return to Support Maxxis at Blaxhall for Third Year
With less than a month until the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean heads to the Blaxhall Circuit on Sunday 16th July, the organising club Woodbridge DMCC have once again been busy working with local businesses to secure sponsorship for the event.
The Woodbridge DMCC are pleased to announce that for the third year running local Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle dealer, Orwell Truck and Van will be continuing the ongoing support of the Woodbridge DMCC and Blaxhall Circuit as the main sponsor for the event.
Orwell Truck & Van are East Anglia’s Leading Provider of Mercedes-Benz and Fuso commercial vehicles and have worked very hard to establish a reputation for professionalism and service. Orwell Truck and Van are committed to their customers and take pride in ensuring that they meet their expectations in every way.
Founded in 1991, Orwell Truck and Van have never lost sight of their roots and that is why quality of work, customer care and a friendly service remain the hallmarks of their business. Orwell Truck and Van are committed to making their customers Mercedes-Benz ownership as enjoyable and convenient an experience as possible.
It is for this reason that Orwell Truck and Van have recently opened a brand new Mercedes-Benz Van Centre on Gloster Road, Martlesham Heath offering the same exemplary experience to that of a passenger vehicle dealer at a purpose built showroom facilities which includes a large outdoor display area for both New & Used Mercedes-Benz Vans, ample customer parking and for your convenience, extended opening hours; Monday – Friday 08:00 – 18:00 & Saturdays 08:00 – 16:00.
Speaking on behalf of the Woodbridge DMCC, Richard Blyth said "following the success of last year’s event it is great to have such a high profile company like Orwell Truck and Van back on-board and supporting our event. The continued support over recent years has helped to create a good relationship and we welcome their support of the club and our venue at Blaxhall. Once again they are planning to display a large range of vehicles to display at the event and will have a number of staff on hand to answer any questions and will be worth a visit during race day"
Orwell Truck and Van’s Managing Director, Neil Jacob comments “Orwell Truck & Van are delighted to be sponsoring the Maxxis British Motocross at Blaxhall again this year, it’s the perfect event to display our current range of lifestyle vehicles, whilst also giving us the opportunity to support a very popular National event.”
To keep update on the latest information regarding the Maxxis event please check www.woodbridgemcc.co.uk.
Foxwood Ceramics puts Cash on the Line for the Holeshot Awards at Blaxhall
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.”