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Bolton at Bleak Hall 28 MAY 2017 - CANCELLED

The Bolton club have had to cancel this weekends scheduled event due to take place at Bleak Hall, riders can transfer to another event this weekend or in the future by calling or emailing the Office. If you do not transfer your entry then refunds will be processed once all the returns have been received from this weekends events.

 

Blackheath Motoduro if FULL

The Blackheath Motoduro that is scheduled to run on the 14th May is FULL.

Warsop

The Warsop at Sherwood event that was held on the 30th April unfortunately did not complete the days racing, as per the Rulebook the following riders in the following classes will receive an automatic partial refund.

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Round 3 coming up for the 2017 AMCA title chasers!

In what as been a very hectic start to the 2017 AMCA British Motocross Championship, riders go into battle yet again this Sunday, April 30th at round three. And, after two dry, hard tracks in Gloucestershire, conditions will also be very different this weekend on the soft, loamy soil which prevails at Lower Drayton, Penkridge in Staffordshire.

In a top quality MX1 class of this series powered by Datatag and supported by Dunlop, defending Champion Luke Burton aboard his FUS/FRO/CPS Husqvarna has made a supersonic start. In the six races completed so far, Burton has stylishly won five of the clashes, his only defeat coming during the final moto at Nympsfield when a rear-wheel issue forced him to settle for 3rd behind Gary Gibson and his FUS teammate James Dodd. Currently holding 2nd spot in the standings, Gibson twisted his knee at Nympsfield so could well be a non-starter this weekend. So the door may well be left open for Dodd, Shane Carless and John May, riders already prominent in some terrific racing at the front of the pack, to now move on up, overhaul Gibson and reel in Burton! In his debut MX1 season, Paul Neale on the TMC Kawasaki holds 6th in the Championship table with Ryan Crowder, Ashley Thomas, Andrew Smart and Luke Meredith despite a big, Nympsfield crash rounding out the early top ten. Looking to break into that bracket, there’s Ben Saunders, Adam Harris, Ben Hunt, Matt Ridgway, Dean Swift and Edward Briscoe all waiting to pounce.

After two rounds, just one point currently separates leader Luke Dean (SevenSeven2 Yamaha) and defending Champion Josh Waterman (JD Racing/IDS KTM) at the top of an ultra-competitive MX2 class. So far, Waterman(3), Dean(2) and Ray Rowson have bagged the moto wins but following an injury at Nympsfield, Rowson has slipped down to 10th in the standings and is set to miss this weekend’s action. Hot on the heels of the leading duo are a trio of fast, determined Kawasaki pilots, TMC teamsters Lewis King and Jansen Day along with DK Offroad ace Clinton Barrs. Next best in MX2 at present are Bradley Tranter, Jack Gardner, Luke Mellows and Jack Cox, all riders who are more than capable of claiming moto wins and podium spots themselves. Another threat in MX2 on Sunday could come from James Wainwright, a rider who generally performs very well at Lower Drayton.

Although Brad Turner(AMS IDS KTM) bossed the opening round of the 2T series with maximum points, a rather problematic round two means that he is now sitting in 2nd in the standings behind a very consistent Jason Kendrick. Third in the early table is Nympsfield overall winner Sam Smith. Already the 2T boys have produced full line-ups and plenty of stunning, fast racing. Currently filling the top ten Championship places are Tony Griffiths, Jordan Saunders, Bradley Doyle, Ashley Beniston, Shaun Buchan, Sean Eckersley and 2016 runner-up James Lane.

Making a very impressive start to his campaign, 2004 AMCA Champion James Russell (Premier Bikes KTM) currently leads the 2017 Vets series. After round one, Russell was level at the top on 164 points alongside Simon Lane and Terry House. However during round two, Russell then stamped his authority on proceedings by blasting to a superb maximum score. So going into this weekend’s action, Russell is now 22 points clear of Lane with House a further 4 points in arrears. Completing the Vets top ten after two rounds are Martin Atherton, Richard Chinn, Gary Jones, Stephen Elford, Brian Staples, Richard Vincent and Darren Bennett.

 The Lower Drayton circuit can be found at Penkridge which just off junction 13 of the M6, postcode ST19 5RE with the action underway by 10.30am.               

 

 
 


IMBA Ladies and AMCA Sidecar go into action

Another very busy weekend ahead as the 2017 IMBA European Ladies series kicks off in Holland, quickly followed just one week later with a trip to Belgium. Representing Team AMCA Great Britain will be Georgia Ithell, Vicky Marriott, Bethany Farmer and Gabrielle Hamlet. Following this opening double there are also rounds to come in Great Britain, Germany and Switzerland. Good luck girls and bring home the glory.

Also starting on Sunday is the 2017 AMCA Sidecar Championship with round one being held at Upavon. Club action this weekend can be found at Thoresway Motoparc, Caistor, Bromyard Motoparc, Ollerton and Hobs Hole.

 

 
 


Bike Trial Federation

Entries are now available for round 2 of the British Trials Cup to be held for the first time at the Bike Trial Academy in Longstowe, Cambridge!.
 
Following on from the succesfull "new look" format  from the first round at Addingham Moorside the second round off this years promises to be just as spectacular. Sections will be situated around the farm, including inside the barns. The sections will be man made and new for this event.
 

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MOTOCROSS COMMITTEE MEETING - Saturday 17th June 2017 10a.m. AMCA OFFICE, CANNOCK

The date for the next Motocross Committee Meeting is Saturday 17th June with the start time set for 10a.m.
Representatives from all AMCA motocross clubs are invited to attend the meeting and voting will be one vote per club but only if a club representative is present. If your club has any items to be placed on the agenda for discussion, please forward to Suzanne Potts by email no later than Friday 5th May in order for the agenda to be prepared and circulated to clubs and groups in advance of the meeting.
If you wish to attend the meeting can you please advise Suzanne Potts as with the voting being one per club we need to ensure we have sufficient seating and refreshments available. 

Office closed for Easter

A reminder that the Office will close over the Easter Period, the Office closes on Thursday 13th at 5pm and will re-open on Tuesday 18th at 9am. Happy Easter!!!

No rest for the 2017 AMCA title chasers!

It’s certainly a very busy month for the riders competing in the 2017 AMCA British Motocross Championship powered by Datatag and supported by Dunlop. Just one week after battling it out in a tough opening round, they have to dust themselves down and find the energy to go again this Sunday, 16th April.

Venue for round 2 is the hillside circuit of Nympsfield in Gloucestershire with the hard working Dursley MXC the hosts. Despite feeling unwell, defending Champion Luke Burton(FUS Husqvarna) has started the new campaign in fantastic form, taking maximum points although the quality of the challengers will certainly again test him to the limit. Joining Burton on the round 1 podium were Shane Carless and James Dodd and you can surely expect them to be right in the frame again along with Gary Gibson, Richard Cannings, John May, Ryan Crowder and Luke Meredith all of whom made strong starts to their respective 2017 title quests. During round one, Paul Neale made his MX1 debut and being a Nympsfield track expert could well be a serious contender this weekend.

During round one, the MX2 title chasers produced some stunning action and they are sure to thrill again at the spectacular Nympsfield track. After the opener, Ray Rowson holds a five point advantage over defending Champion Josh Waterman with also the very fast trio of Jansen Day, Luke Dean and Lewis King looking to move up the early  title standings. Just like MX1, this class throws up a whole list of potential moto winners with stylish, high flying pilots such as James Wainwright, Jack Cox, Clinton Barrs, Jack Gardner, Luke Mellows and Bradley Tranter all more than capable of getting on the podium. This class is going to be well worth watching!

After badly breaking his wrist last June, Brad Turner decided to leave the MX1 class and move over to the 2T contest for 2017. And on the evidence of his round one performance, he’s certainly going to be a very difficult rider to beat on his KTM two-smoker after blasting to three untroubled wins. Jason Kendrick, Bradley Doyle, Tony Griffiths, Jordan Saunders, Ashley Beniston, Shaun Buchan and Sean Eckersley fill the next eight places in the early Championship table. Surprisingly, last year’s runner-up James Lane could only manage 10th overall at round one so will be in determined mood come Easter Sunday whilst also look out for young Rory Jones on his 144cc KTM.

In a great Vets contest at round one, the top three of Simon Lane, Terry House and James Russell all finished on a total of 164 points so expect battle to rage again at Nympsfield. Other early contenders could be Martin Atherton, Stephen Elford, Gary Jones, Richard Chinn, Darren Bennett and Brian Staples, Richard Vincent, Sean Smith and Stephen Marlow.

The track can be found on the unclassified road which links Forest Green and Nympsfield village with a postcode of GL10 3UJ. Admission charges for the event are £7 and £2 OAP’s and Children Under 12.   

 

 
 


MIDLANDS MODERN TRIALS - DATES ANNOUNCED!

Pete Flowers Summer Championship

Prizes for top 10 in Championship

Full set of tyres for 1st Place


23rd April Pre Championship warm up trial at Shatterford  DY12 1TP

 

R1 - 21st May  Acorns       Knighton       ST20 0QH
R2 - 4th June   Penkridge  Lower Drayton Farm   ST19 4RE
R3 - 11th June  Ibex          Bracken Rocks  DE4 5HF
R4 - 1st   July    Walsall     Hobs Hole Lane   WS9 0LR
R5 - 9th  July    SCTC        Howards Wood    DY7 5AJ
R6 - 30th July   SCTC        Shatterford        DY12 1TP
R7 - 19th Aug  Walsall       Hobs Hole Lane   WS9 0LR
R8 - 3rd Sept   Penkridge  Lower  Drayton Farm  ST19 4RE
R9 - 24th Sept Acorns       Knighton      ST20 0QH