After a break of just one year, the AMCA Superclass Championship is back with the first of two rounds being run on Sunday, April 15. Promoting the mini two round series will be the Cannock MXC on their circuit at Lower Drayton.
As usual, the Superclass format will be three unlimited capacity motos at each round as the fast MX1 lads go head to head with the high flying MX2 pilots. Invited to enter the title chase are the final top 16 from both the 2017 AMXA MX1 and MX2 British Championship classes along with the top two finishers from the 2017 AMCA 2T and Veterans Championship.
Already confirmed as starters for round one are a whole host of potential podium takers including the defending Superclass Champion Luke Burton, James Dodd, Gary Gibson, Paul Neale, Josh Waterman, Ryan Crowder, Richard Cannings, Andrew Smart and Jack Gardner. Whilst the Championship big boys battle it out, on the card and new for 2018 as support for the main event will also be a Superclass Challenge. This class is open to all 2017 AMCA Expert license holders and will be filled strictly on a first come first served basis. .
Although it’s still early season, you can certainly expect this Superclass action to be red-hot as for the first time ever there’s going to be some lovely prize money on offer, equating to a big £4,260 total over the two rounds! Not only will the top five overall at both rounds and in the final 2018 Championship standings benefit but also literally anyone else who enters could realistically go home with some cash!
The reason behind that being that the organising Cannock MXC have also decided to hand out random awards to riders finishing anywhere between 6th and 36th position, what an incentive that is!
Starting way back in 1952, the AMCA Superclass as an illustrious history having seen riders such as Dick Clayton, Gary Evans, Adrian Bradley, Gary Davies, Phil Mercer, Lee Dunham and back in 1978 former World Champion Dave Thorpe all prove victorious. The last time the event was run in 2016, FUS Husqvarna ace Luke Burton took the title. Luke is back again in 2018 but who can stop him from bagging further glory? All will begin to be revealed at Lower Drayton in Staffordshire this Sunday, the circuit signposted from Junction 13 of the M6 and Penkridge Town centre.
By Mike Wood