What’s On – 12th August 2012
This weekend there is some excellent Motocross events to choose from, contact the clubs for late entries and one day licences (over 18) will be available on the day.
Potteries @ Norley – Sam Webster – 07806 092243
Shrewsbury @ Condover – Jon Lakin – 01743 861030
Corby @ Woodford – Andrew Dawkins – 01536 763968
Derby @ Allport Heights – James Walker – 07957 855452
Cheltenham @ Brookthorpe – Val Biggs – 07881 744544
Stroud @ Horsley – Sue Anderton – 07973 373255
Cheltenham have a 2 day event this weekend, with the MX1 and MX2 Championship on Sunday, the club are running Inters, Juniors and Seniors on Saturday with a special Evo class being ran, the Experts will compete on Sunday. Give Val a call on the number above for more details.
For the latest up to date news on fixtures please visit the AMCA website.
2012 AMCA MX CHAMPIONSHIPS(ROUND 2) AT BROOKTHORPE
With the Country battered by a seemingly relentless band of wet weather, the 2012 motocross fixture list as been a sorry story of constant cancellations, one of the major victims being the AMCA MX Championships. So incredibly this weekend at Brookthorpe, near Gloucester in a meeting hosted by Cheltenham MXC we have reached just the second round!
Way back in early June the opening meeting of the 2012 AMCA MX Championships at Long Lane, Shropshire produced an abundance of great racing, drama and even maiden moto wins for MX2 pilots Scott Mathia and Brandon Benjamin, Cheshire charger Mathia also bagged a first Championship overall win and will be determined to enjoy the sweet taste of victory again, but can he repeat that feat down in Gloucestershire?
In the MX2 class expect the experienced Ben Saunders aboard his rapid 150cc Two-stroke KTM to be right on the gas and taking the challenge to Scott Mathia. During round one, Ben finished runner-up in MX2, joined on the podium by a very delighted Brandon Benjamin. In making the podium, Brandon even outscored his brother Carl so who will come out on top this weekend in the battle of the talented Dursley MXC lads? Also expect the likes of rising star Jack Cox who was very impressive on his AMCA Championship debut, Paul Neale and Ryan Crowder to be in the mix again with IMBA rider Neale determined to make up ground after a couple of falls at Long Lane restricted him to 5th overall.
Another rider playing catch up and definitely worth watching out for at Brookthorpe will be reigning Champion Shane Holmes, 9th overall during round one after enduring one of those crazy day’s when he unfortunately found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time! At Long Lane, injured MX2 stars Sean Frayne, James Lane and Ryan Morris all contested, hoping to pick up as many points as possible. However now that they have had extra time to return to full racing fitness they should be right up the leaderboard this time out!!.
One rider travelling to Brookthorpe in confident mood will be AMCA MX1 Championship leader Lee Payne. After bagging a simply superb maximum at Long Lane, Payne a very determined rider is sure to be right on the gas and gunning for glory again this weekend! Currently sharing 2nd place in the early MX1 table are reigning King Lee Dunham, a rider with a good knowledge of the Brookthorpe circuit and Clinton Barrs, riding in his home AMCA Group, Clinton has extra reason to look forward to the Championship round two and is sure to be pumped for this weekend. With Clinton sitting in joint 2nd in the AMCA MX1 contest,his brother Tye is holding 7th whilst cousin Elliot utilised all of his vast experience at Long Lane to bag a very strong 5th, thus making it a very happy day for the Barrs clan!!.
Claiming a great runners-up spot in the final MX1 moto at Long Lane, Shropshire star Shaun Pearce is holding an impressive 4th spot in the Championship. Other riders looking to strengthen their position in the early standings after a profitable round one will be the likes of Stephen Tillotson, Luke Spence, Tim Burrows, Chad Yarranton and Michael Reynolds.
In MX1, one rider though who was definitely not happy during round one after finishing 12th overall following a moto two DNF was youngster Luke Dean. Earlier, Luke on his Championship debut had posted the fastest qualifying time, so expect him to be right on the gas and gunning for a very big points haul which could fire him right back into title contention!!.
So after the enforced break, who will be those riders celebrating on Sunday evening after their return to AMCA Championship action? Well let’s find out as it’s time to pin back that throttle, drop the clutch and go racing!!.Good luck to all competitors this weekend.
AMCA MX1 CHAMPIONSHIP(TOP TEN) 1 Lee Payne 180 points 2 Lee Dunham 147 3 Clinton Barrs 147 4 Shaun Pearce 142 5 Elliot Barrs 130 6 Stephen Tillotson 123 7 Tye Barrs 111 8 Luke Spence 108 9 Tim Burrows 96 10 Chad Yarranton 95.
AMCA MX2 CHAMPIONSHIP(TOP TEN) 1 Scott Mathia 170 points 2 Ben Saunders 158 3 Brandon Benjamin 140 4 Jack Cox 139 5 Paul Neale 124 6 Carl Benjamin 121 7 Ryan Crowder 117 8 Scott Williams 117 9 Shane Holmes 93 10 Sean Frayne 92.
Central Group Championship Presenation
Following four intensively contested rounds of the Central Group Championship, some of which were run in the worst weather seen in the Midlands area for many years, the trophy presentation took place at Burntwood’s meeting on 29th July.
Richard Cannings, 3rd in AMCA 2011 MX1 Championship was in attendance to present the trophies despite still having hospital treatment on his injured foot, the results of which has caused him to withdraw from contesting the 2012 AMCA Championship. The Group wish Richard a full recovery and thank him for finding time from his hospitalisation to present the trophies.
The winners of all the classes were:-
1st Ryan Hughes (Burntwood) 2nd Sean Stevens (Teme Valley) 3rd William Morris (Coalville)
1st Martyn Evans (Acorns) 2nd Jordan Lines (Midland Social) 3rd Ed. Jones (Walsall)
1st Luke Pincher (KA) 2nd Joe Bailey (Cannock) 3rd Michael Wheatley (Coalville)
1st Michael Browning (Stratford) 2nd Carl Ford (Polesworth) 3rd Andrew Girling (Moseley)
1st Joe Collier (Burton) 2nd Craig Perks (Cannock) 3rd Adam Wise (Wolverhampton)
1st Andy Marchant (Wolverhampton) 2nd Dale Halls (Walsall) 3rd Richard Tudor (Wolverhampton)
1st Joe Wright (Walsall) 2nd Chris Hill (Cannock) 3rd Jack Cox (Wolverhampton)
In addition to the above and to encourage the next generation of riders, Jason Warrilow of JW Racing kindly sponsored the trophies for all the Groups Inters who rode in the Championship but did not finish in the top 3 overall.
Harry Clarke (TV) Callum Evans (Midland Social) Jamie Blackburn (Derby) Own Rickard (Walsall) Ben Hughes (Burntwood) Connor Tomkinson (Midland Social) Leighton Legge (Burton) Jason Stone (Teme Valley) and Jamie Morris (Teme Valley)
Leigh hitting the Heights at Astley – 19th August
The Leigh club are looking to build on the success of their first meeting with another belter at Astley Raceway on the 19th August.
The club will again be running a Twinshock and Evo’s race as well as an Over 40’s Junior race to add to the entertainment, competetively priced Day Licences will be available on the day for NON Members. Please contact Andy Maguire for more details – 07967 489366.
Book in now to avoid missing out, the first event of the year had over 200 riders who enjoyed the action.
BMCA Organisers and Riders
The BMCA Annual Meeting where Fixtures for the 2012/13 Season and any rule changes are made will be held on Tuesday 14th August.
This meeting will be held at the AMCA Office, Hyland House, Unit 28, Cannock, WS11 7XU at 7:30pm on Tuesday 14th August.
Any suggestions should be forward to the email address below, remember it is your BMCA. Please confirm your attendance to the email address below
AMCA’s 80th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS – August Bank Holiday weekend!
2012 sees the AMCA’s 80th Anniversary as the Number 1 organisation for off-road motorsport in the UK and to celebrate, one of the AMCA’s longstanding clubs is assisting in the organisation of the BIG 80th EVENT! The event will be staged over the August bank holiday weekend of the 26th and 27th August 2012 and will encompass an array of disciplines throughout the event!
Sunday 26th August will kick off the celebrations with a magnificent motoduro event. The popular discipline which grew originally from the AMCA Blackheath Club see’s 2 one hour races on the day.The motoduro is being supported by not only Kinver Auto Sports Club, but also Blackheath, and Stourbridge, each pulling together to put on a tip top event. The motoduro event will also be transponder timed with AMCA transponders. All licence holders, of any discipline can take part in the motoduro.
The motoduro will be followed by an AMCA trial starting at 3:30pm. The trial is being organised by Midlands Trials, c/o John Bottrill so many clubs are pulling together to put on this magnificent event.
Monday will see a 7race day with two classic classes, an invitation race for ex members, and classes for inters, juniors, seniors, and experts.
AMCA launch rider incentive scheme – GO FOR GOLD and reap the rewards!
Free Dirt Bike Show tickets
Beach Race entry for £23!!
The AMCA has launched an incentive scheme to benefit it’s riders who ride at the most motocross events.
The organising body has for many years had a gold / silver / bronze scheme in place which categorises riders by the number of mx events they rode at in the previous year.
For 2012 the AMCA have added a number of benefits to give real value to the scheme.
To achieve gold status riders will have had to take part in 27 events in the 2012 season, when they apply for a licence the following year it will be a ‘gold’ licence.
Despite the recent heavy rain there are still plenty of opportunities to enter AMCA events and make sure you qualify for these great offers.
This year to encourage you to strive for gold AMCA are offering all riders who achieve Gold status this season by 14th October a FREE ticket to the 2012 Dirt Bike Show at Stoneleigh!
In addition, they can also enter the fabulous SKEGNESS Beach Race on 17th / 18th November for the standard AMCA entry fee of £23!! A massive potential saving of £77!!
TWO EXCELLENT REASONS for entering as many events as possible between now and 14th October!
To achieve gold status you need to have competed at 27 motocross events between the 1st February and 14th October 2012, all AMCA authorised MX events qualify.
Gold status riders also benefit the following season by receiving preferential entry into oversubscribed events or classes.
On the 15th October we will contact via text and email all those who have qualified with details of how they can claim the above offers.
The AMCA Chairman Terry King said ‘we want to reward our most loyal riders and these two benefits offer significant savings for those riders who take part in the most events’.
In the meantime, good luck and enjoy the rest of the 2012 AMCA season – Go for Gold!!
Motocross Committee Meeting – Saturday 13th October 2012
Please be advised that the next meeting of the AMCA’s Motocross Committee is scheduled for Saturday 13th October.
The meeting will commence at 10am and will be held at AMCA’s head office in Cannock.
The Modern Motocross Committee consists of Group Coordinators plus a deputy from each group. There is a facility for each group to bring along a third person should there be a specific issue a group or club may wish to raise with the committee directly. There will be two votes per Group but only if two persons from the group are present.
Clubs wishing to submit agenda items should first seek Group approval after which the Group Coordinator should forward them to the AMCA office.
All agenda items should be received at the office no later than Friday 7th September 2012, after which the agenda will be circulated.
Get your Videos in!
The AMCA has launched its own YouTube channel and would like for our members to send in their video’s or headcam footage of AMCA events on DVD, or via email so they can be edited and uploaded to the site.
Please send them in with a brief covering letter giving details of the event, the date, and other info such as the race class or more and take pleasure in watching the views tot up!
AMCA ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER
AMCA events have registered on Facebook and Twitter – join us there for all of the tasty gossip and up to date Championship results as they happen! See twitter.com/amcaevents or facebook.com/amcamotocross for all the juicy details!