Where: Sellindge, Kent. When: August 5-6 2017. More details from: www.2strokefestival.com
A brand new motocross festival for anyone who loves two-strokes will burst into life in Kent on August 5-6 this year. The Apico 2-Stroke Festival is to be held at the old-school track at Sellindge to bring together racers, fans and anyone who loves two-strokes for a whole weekend of family-friendly fun and action for grass roots racers.
With mega distributor Apico on board right from the moment the idea was revealed, the event aims to be a fun celebration of racing like it used to be.
Young or old rider, new bike or well-loved oldie, there are classes for just about everyone. From seven-year-olds on 65s through to 125cc and Open class adults on modern bikes, plus classes for two-strokes, Evo and SuperEvo machines, there will be action for all. All the information is at www.2strokefestival.com. And entries are open NOW!
The event is sanctioned by the MCF and is the brainchild of former British two-stroke champion Dave Willet who said: “This is an event I’ve dreamed of ever since I hung up my boots as a pro racer.
“I want to give something back to our sport – to bridge the gap between old school and new school. We want to keep it simple and bring it back to grass roots, and that’s two-strokes.
“The event will be different to all the normal race meetings. We want to bring people together in a festival of two-strokes.
“We want that connection and respect between the young riders and older riders. And we want those old two-strokes that have sat in the garage for years to be put back on the track too.”
With trade stands, off-track activities promising family fun, a beer tent, plus lots of trophies and more than £2000 of prizes up for grabs, it should be a great atmosphere centred around a good old-school track that will be revamped before the event.
The entry fee for the two days is £110 and everyone who enters will receive a £50 discount voucher towards a complete DEP two-stroke exhaust system and other discount vouchers.
Sellindge is on the A20 between Ashford and Folkestone in Kent, South East England with easy access to motorways and just a few miles from channel crossing ferry ports and the Eurotunnel.