The huge success of the first ever Apico 2-Stroke Festival last year has seen the concept grow to three separate rounds in 2018 at three locations all across the UK. It kicks off at the popular Marshfield track near Bath on June 16-17, then on to the new Ironworks track in Middlesborough on July 7-8 then ends at the venue that went down to so well last year, Sellindge in Kent on August 4-5.
It shows the hunger for grass-roots racing is at an all-time high. Two-stroke devotees have voiced their collective demands, and former British two-stroke champ and MotoHead chief tester Dave Willet has listened by expanding the event he masterminded last year. Priding itself on the classic old-school style of racing, the chosen tracks reflect on its ethos of ‘racing for all’.
The 2018 British Two-Stroke series will kick off over the weekend of the 16th and 17th of June at Marshfield motocross track in Chippenham, Wiltshire. This track is hugely popular thanks to its natural layout and tacky terrain.
The second leg will see the series travel north to the Ironworks track in Middlesbrough which is a new circuit for 2018. Jonny Douglas Hamilton has been drafted in to sculpt the track to perfection, ready for the arrival of the festival on July 7-8.
Then finally, the Apico 2-Stroke Festival tour makes a welcome return to its birthplace; Sellindge in Kent. This highly-rated track is a racer’s dream; natural flowing, softy undulating, quick-to-dry, great viewing and fantastic facilities. In short, save the date – August 4-5 2018!
Said Apico 2-Stroke Festival organiser Dave Willet: “I couldn’t have asked for anything better than the response we had from our first-ever event last year. There is no better feeling than seeing a field full of riders of all abilities and ages re-igniting and sharing their passion in a competitive environment.
“We made the decision to grow this into three areas of the UK this year due to rider demand. I’m really happy with the tracks selected because it’s important for me to get the balance right. We have something for everyone; Pro, Beginners, Evo and Modern. I feel we’ve ticked all the boxes have every confidence that with the support of so many, we can make this revival work!”
Registration is open now HERE.
Registered riders save around £25 if they intend on doing all three rounds. Registration will close on May 1 and then it will be open for day entries at Marshfield. A £50 Registration – secures your place, and the cost is £95 per round for registered riders. Non-registered riders pay £120 per round. Non-MCF license holders will have to pay £15 for two days licence, and if you don’t have your own transponder it’s £10 hire for two days.
For more details go to www.2strokefestival.com.