Maxxis British Championship Round 4
12th June 2016
Desertmartin Motocross Track
Race week is here folks and what a race day this is going to be. The 2016 ACU Maxxis Motocross Championship powered by Pro Clean returns to the sandy motocross track at Porters Pit , Desertmartin.
All the top riders will be there including our own Martin Barr, from Ballyclare , who is going into this round leading the MX2 Championship on the Buildbase Honda , the first time a home rider has lead this championship since Gordon Crockard in the early 2000s and Carrickfergus man , Graeme Irwin is sitting in 3rd place in the MX1 class also on a Buildbase Honda.
Martin holds a six point lead going into this round over Apico Husqvarab rider Steven Clarke with his Scottish team mate Bryan McKenzie in third. Jake Millward and Adam Sterry are also strong in this class and should not be ruled out , nor should Brad Todd on the Planet Suspenson Husqvarana , Neville Bradshaw on the Heads & Threads Suzuki and James Dunn on the Hitachi Construction Equipment Huzsqvara.
Also on board for this round are Loughbrickland rider Jason Meara on the Motul Oils Watt KTM who has been riding in the Spanish Championships this year as well as Belfast teenager James Mackrel on the Risk Racing Go MX Yamaha two riders who on home ground should be able to put on a respectable show
Shaun Simpson comes into the MX1 Class leading the championship but with Tommy Searle hot on his heels. Graeme Irwin in third place has grew up at the tough sand of The Desert and he will be a poplar rider with the local fans cheering him on to a hopeful podium.
Dubliner , Stuart Edmonds , also contests the MX1 Class on his Metcon CCR TM Machine and he will be aiming to upsetting the applecart. This class is packed with talent and includes Tanel Leok, the fast Estonian , Jake Nicholls , Kristian Whatley , Gert Hrestinov, Elliott Bank Browne as well as veteran Brad Anderson.
The MXY2 Class is also not to be missed. This class is currently being led by James Carpenter with Henry Williams not far behind. Local riders at this round include David Robson, Cameron Turley and Cailum Devlin who all will be out to put a stamp on the placings as well as George Thomas & William Hogg.
We wish all the riders a great day of racing and the Cookstown Club would also like to thank the following sponsors for this round : MRA Ireland Ltd , Tobermore Concrete Products , WJ Scarlett & Son Merchants , Bannside Haulage & pallets , Dennison Commercials, Heron Bros Ltd , Moss Tiles & Bathrooms Ltd, Grange Road Motors, Bavarian BMW, Charles Hurst Motorcycles, Donnelly Motors , A McCreanor Building Contractors , Rainey Fish & Chip Shop , NI Trucks.
Entrance to the event is £20 per adult , £5 children 5-16 , under 5s free , Programs are free and parking free. All payable at the gate on race day. Qualifying starts at 9.00am and racing runs through to 4.30pm. caters will be on site.
Hope to see you there to enjoy racing at its best.
Remember Folks- It doesn't matter if you are in the top 10 , top 20 or top 40 set your own goals for the new season and make it your year for improving but most importantly 'Enjoy your Motocross, and support racing '
MOUNTAIN VIEW MOTOCROSS TRACK & 'THE DESERT' PRACTICE TRACK
Mountainview Motocross Track has now opened for practice days for the past two year and so far the feed back has been very good . Its only half a mile from our main track and is a sand based track suitable for riding in all weather .
We have also set up a practice track at The Desert which is out in the back section of the track . It is used on set days as we alternate between tracks .
Both tracks run under controlled timed session and groups are grade according to ability ie grade A riders will not ride out with Grade c , youth will ride separate from adults and quads will not be out with solos etc . this way we keep safe practice and everyone gets loads of safe practice time . Flag marshals and first aid trained staff are always there.
Normal days of opening at this stage are Monday to Friday for all bikes quads , sidecars , solos but riders must book in for week days contact 07927 990313 before 9.00pm the previous night .
Mountainview will be open most Saturdays (weather permitting ) but may vary from week to week as we try to give everyone maximum track time ie One week all Solos Youth and adult , next week maybe Quads and adult solos or youth might be at the Desert while adults are at Mountainview – follow us on face book to see what is happening each week or text 07731438170 or email email@example.com for updates .