REAL RACING FOR REAL RIDERS
Britain’s best festival series for two-stroke riders goes from strength to strength, and this year there are four official ACU British titles up for grabs in the Adult 125, Adult 250, Evo and Super Evo classes. These classes will be run as part of the Apico 2-Stroke Festival which will retain its regular classes for modern bikes and youths on 85s, 65S and Autos.
And that’s where the strength of the flourishing, three-round series is – its diversity. It’s not just about watching Brad Anderson battling for the 250 championship – although that is a great draw! It’s all about grass roots riding for real riders. Riders who may have given up racing now it’s dominated by expensive four-strokes. Or who yearn for the sights, smells and old-school fun of yesteryear. That’s what the festival is all about.
“Racing 2-strokes is here to stay, and it’s cost-effective fun for all riders from clubmen and youth to and professionals. The fun of racing is back and it’s 2-stroke. The event has grown into something very special,” says organiser Dave Willet, former British 125 2-stroke champion. “We pride ourself on the classic, old-school style of grass roots racing, with tracks chosen to reflect our ethos of ‘racing for all’. We aim to continue giving riders what they deserve – well-prepared tracks suitable for all bikes and abilities, a fun-fill filled weekend and even support for their racing with the brands involved in the series.”
In 2018, one rider won a £5000 sponsorship package from Apico, and many others won prizes ranging from Arai helmets to complete oil packages. And adults walked off with prize money in many classes. The lucky recipient of the sponsorship package was 85 class winner Jack Grayshon who stars on a cover of MotoHead.
- May 25-26 – Sellindge MX, Kent
- August 3-4 – Ironworks, Middlesborough
- September 21-22 Sellindge, Kent.
Classes for 2019 are:
- 85cc youth supermini SW/BW
- 125cc Rookie class
- 125cc Fast (novice/ intermediate )
- 250cc Fast (novice/ intermediate )
- 250cc Faster (expert)
- ACU British Adult 125
- ACU British Evo
- ACU British Super Evo
- 65cc Class
- Autos Class
Entry is open for this weekend, you can enter round 1 by clicking HERE!