This weekend saw the Woodbridge DMCC host their first motocross event at the newly reversed Blaxhall Circuit. With bright sunshine all day, there was plenty of action across the 15 races programme which was kindly sponsored by GH Motorcycles and GB Finch.
With the event being the first time that the track was run in reverse for nearly 12 years there was many riders looking forward to contesting the new layout, which also attracted a large crowd of spectators.
In Group A there was a handful of National riders contesting alongside the Experts and top Juniors including current British Champion Tommy Searle along with Blaxhall regulars like Tom Grimshaw, Lewis Tombs and Luke Benstead. Following the morning qualifying session, Searle had quickly got to grips with the new layout and posted the fastest lap time, closely followed by Tom Grimshaw.
The opening Group A race saw Searle make a great jump out of the gate and charged into the main arena ahead of the field. Grimshaw was close behind and pushing for the race lead early on. Both riders settled into the race and charged hard as they pulled away from the rest of the pack as Searle took the race win ahead of Grimshaw, with Luke Benstead claiming third ahead of Lewis Tombs and Luke Parker making up the top 5, while Joseph Leeks finished as the top Junior in 14th place.
Following the opening race win, Searle once again took another great start in the second Group A race to take the early race lead and once again had Grimshaw chasing him down once again as the pair battled at the front and pulled away from rest of the pack to finish 1 and 2 in the moto. This time it was Luke Parker who claimed third ahead of Lewis Tombs and Charlie Cole in fifth. Once again it was Joseph Leeks who finished as the top Junior in 16th.
The final Group A race saw Searle spin out of the gate and it was Grimshaw who made the start and took the early race lead. Unfortunately, Grimshaw slipped off on the second lap allowing Searle to take the race lead once again. Grimshaw remounted on the bike in 6th place but was soon picking off the riders ahead to recover back to 2nd by mid-race and tried to close the gap on Searle at the front. In third it was Luke Benstead who had another good ride ahead of Calum Mitchell in fourth and Lewis Tombs in fifth. This time it was top National youth rider Jacob Randall who finished as the top Junior.
Alongside the event was the second round of the NGR Championship where series leader Tim Clark was looking to extend his Championship lead. In the opening moto it was Lee Powell who took the race win ahead of Paul Bennett in second and Tim Clark in third, with Peter Hook in fourth and John Hinz in fifth.
In the second NGR race it was Sean Wright who rode well to claim the race win ahead of Paul Bennett who once again took second ahead of John Hinz in third. Fourth and fifth place in the race went to Tim Clark and Robert Baldry.
The final NGR race of the day saw Sean Wright once again take the race win ahead of Paul Bennett who made it three, second place finishes on the day to take the overall win. Peter Hook claimed third in the moto ahead of Tim Clark in forth and Mark Goodson in fifth.
In the Group B races it was Cullen Hawkins who took the opening race win, while Joseph Hall took the other two moto wins to claim the overall victory ahead of Hawkins with Carl Miller in third overall. Fourth overall went to Mark Hunt ahead of Simon Daniels in fifth overall.
Group C was dominated by James Taylor who took three races wins to claim the overall ahead of Luke Clifton and Henry Utting in second and third overall. Fourth overall went to Joe Scillitoe with Bradley Allen in fifth overall.
In Group D it was Shaun Tacey who took the overall win ahead of Trevor Buckley and Chris Gaut.
The Woodbridge DMCC now focus on their next event which is the fifth round of the Revo ACU British Motocross Championship fuelled by Gulf Race Fuels on Sunday 19th June and Discounted Advance Tickets can be purchased online now.
Full Results can be found here – https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1971248
Report and Images by Richard Blyth – Image Rich Media