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.
Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship Heads for Blaxhall for Fifth Year on June 2nd
Sunday 2nd June 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 classes.
The fourth round of this prestigious championship is sure to provide thrills and spills on the spectacular sandy venue just off the A12 when the action starts at 9am with practice and qualifying. The race programme features an exciting line up of eight races include two 25 minutes plus 2 lap motos for both the MX1 and MX2 classes – and two championship races for the MX2 Youth and a new line up of Youth 85cc Support riders.
For the host club, Woodbridge and DMCC the return of the event for the fifth year running, is testament to the standard of the venue, their organisation, which even saw them named as ‘Maxxis Organiser of the Year’ for the past three years running.
In the MX1 class the battle at the front of the Championship is between two former champions Shaun Simpson (RFX KTM powered by PAR Homes) and Tommy Searle (BOS Factory Holeshot Kawasaki). Both riders will be head to Blaxhall after competing at the previous three Grand Prix’s and with just 8 point separating the pair the racing is sure to be close.
Local interest comes from Bury St Edmunds rider Lewis Tombs who currently sits third in the championship standings following a great start to the season onboard his Buildbase Honda. Tombs was a late addition to the MX1 class after taking a replacement rider for the injured Jake Nicholls and took his first ever British Championship podium at the opening round and has never looked back. Tombs is a regular at the Blaxhall Circuit and will be looking to take another trip onto the podium at the end of the day.
Other local riders to look out for include Chelmsford’s Ryan Houghton, current Eastern ACU Expert Champion Shaun Southgate along with Luke Benstead, Connor Hughes and Declan Whittle.
In the MX2 class Swedish Grand Prix rider Alvin Ostlund currently leads the Championship by 1 point over reigning champion Conrad Mewse, who will unfortunately miss the event after injuring his wrist at the previous round. With Mewse missing from the meeting the battle at the front will be very close between Ostlund, Dylan Walsh, Josh Gilbert, Martin Barr and Bas Vaessen as the top 6 are all separated by just 27 points.
Local riders to watch out from in the MX2 class include Ben Clark and Tom Grimshaw who will both be looking to use they track knowledge at Blaxhall to good advantage and record some impressive results in the two races.
Blaxhall also features the fourth round of the MX2 Youth Championship which features the leading youth riders from across the country. Joel Rizzi currently leads the championship after taking victory at all the three previous rounds. In second place is the hard charging Ike Carter who will be looking to take more race wins and close the gap in the Championship.
The final class competing at Blaxhall is a Youth 85cc support class. This is the first time the Blaxhall Circuit has hosted a 85cc class alongside the British Championship and with a line up of top National and Local youth riders it is sure to produce some exciting racing for the crowd as the future stars battle for the top honours. Riders to look out for include top Nationals Ollie Colmer and Sam Atkinson, while local interest comes from Freddie Wyard (Ipswich), Thomas Harris (Norwich) and brothers Kiean and Ashton Boughen (Kings Lynn)
The event is supported by SMT GB, while Foxwood Trade will be sponsoring the Holeshot Award in all classes and Steve Lumley Planing Ltd 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 8:45am with the Qualifying sessions followed by the first main race at 10:55am.
Admission prices are £20 for Adults £5 for Children under 15 and Children under 5 are Free, Family Tickets are available at £45.
The ACU announce MXGB organisers of the year - Blaxhall Makes it Four in a Row
With Christmas and New Year just around the corner, the ACU is pleased to give two organisers the greatest gift of all. For the first time in the history of the series, the award for organiser of the season has been given to two rounds. Woodbridge DMCC (hosts of the fourth race at Blaxhall) and the Cookstown & District MCC (hosts of round five at Desertmartin) will share the honours.
Woodbridge DMCC have now won this award for four years in succession. Blaxhall is always prepared in an immaculate fashion and plays host to the one of the biggest crowds each season, hence why it is no surprise that they are always in contention for the accolade. Blaxhall will host the fifth round of the 2020 ACU British Motocross Championship on May 31.
The Cookstown & District MCC club first won the organiser of the year award in 2011, then backed that up with another triumph in 2013. This is the first time that they have acquired the trophy since then. Although Desertmartin is a lengthy journey for a lot of the teams and riders, every single person in the paddock looks forward to jumping onto the golden sand. Desertmartin is set to host the sixth 2020 ACU British Motocross Championship round on June 21.
Preparations for the new season are already well underway, with the introduction of new branding for the series. The 2020 ACU British Motocross Championship will begin on March 15 at Little Silver.