All go for Youth riders at Apico 2-Stroke Festival round 2

Thanks to its opening round success, whereby it extended its youth classes to include Auto and 65cc, the Apico Two-Stroke Festival will continue to cater for the youngest members of the motocross racing fraternity at its upcoming second and third rounds of the 2019 series.

Next up is the round at Iron Works Moto Park, Redcar over the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of August. The Festival will run classes suitable for riders aged from six year, through all age groups, right up to those for whom ‘age is just a number’ … which makes it a great event for the families who have premix-loving racers across multiple generations, as they’ll all be welcomed. 

All youth riders will be presented with a trophy at Iron Works, and series sponsor Apico is again offering an incredible opportunity to one lucky rider in the 85cc class, with an Apico Factory Racing sponsorship package for 2020 to the tune of £5000. If rider support continues to grow for the Auto and 65cc groups, the promoter has outlined that a similar incentive could be made available to cover these sectors too. 

Sam Atkinson was the rider to catch in the BW85 class at the opening round at Sellindge, Kent.  He took five wins from hard-chasing Ben Pratt in second and Ezra Blackwell in third. Jaygo Beasty rode consistently throughout the weekend, and Daniel Wood and Charlie Piddock completed the top six. Round 1 podium finishers in the SW85 class were Kyron Carron in the top spot, Ryan Waggot in second and Charlie Hucklebridge third. But, not far behind were Seth Hughes, Hannah Smye and Harry Challis. 

The 65cc race pack didn’t let up for a single second. Archy Atkinson and Austin Beasty impressed the crowd with their race skills, which took them to the top two steps of the podium, with Marley Ray Tupper in third. Harason Baum finished fourth and Lawson Peedle fifth. Finally, the pocket rocket Autos kept the racing scarily-quick and fresh. Tyler Rogers and Charlie Crampton shared race wins with Rogers finishing just five points ahead of Crampton after five tough handlebar-bashing races. Henry Lewis finished a respectable third, with Sonny Bixby running a solid race to take fourth overall, in front of Sam Verbeeten and William Brown.

Entries are now live now – details of how to enter are HERE

Michelin joins the Apico 2-Stroke Festival

Michelin, one of the world’s leading tyre manufactures, has stepped forward to support the Apico 2-Stroke Festival series for 2019. 

Michelin is distributed by Apico in the UK. Michelin wanted to be involved in this year’s 2-stroke festival after recognising the passion for 2-stroke racing.

The 2-stroke scene is booming and with bike sales growing, the Apico 2-Stroke festival is more than happy to welcome Michelin on board to help support grass roots riders. 

Apico boss Dylan Brown said: “Michelin has been a partner with Apico for over a decade and they have been really impressed with our passion to develop the sport with the Apico 2 Stroke Festival. They wanted to join the party and encourage new and old riders that 2-strokes a still very much alive.”

Festival organiser Dave Willet said: “It’s so satisfying to have Michelin involved with the series. We currently have a lot of amazing brands attached to the festival and now with Michelin’s involvement, it strengthens the series which in return will benefit our grass roots riders.”

The Apico 2-Stroke Festival dates and venue are:
May 25th/26th – Marshfield Mx, Wiltshire  
August 3rd/4th – Iron Works Moto Parc, Middlesborough
September 21st/22nd – Sellindge MX, Kent

Marshfield entry is now open – follow the link to ENTER

Registration is open and until the first round. It will be open for day entries two weeks before the Marshfield opener. The Registration fee of £75 secures you a place at every round, and the cost is £95 per round for Registered riders. All riders must be ACU affiliated, and transponders can be hired on the day. http://www.2strokefestival.com/

Putoline support for Apico 2-Stroke Festival series

British oil giant Putoline is to back the 2019 Apico 2-Stroke Festival as part of its continued support of two-stroke dirt bikes and grass roots racing.

As the UK’s largest off-road lubricants supplier, Putoline is seeing an upturn in two-stroke oil sales for off-road bikes and is therefore pleased to support the three-round festival series which is the brainchild of former British two-stroke champion Dave Willet.

The series kicks off at Marshfield near Bath on May 25-26, travels to Ironworks in Middlesborough on August 3-4 and has its finale at the old-school Sellindge track in Kent on September 21-22.

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There are classes from youth 85s up to adults on modern bikes plus classic Evo and Super Evo classes to cater for all fans of two-stroke machines.

Although primarily aimed at clubmen, there are also ACU British championship titles up for grabs in the Adult 125, Adult 250, Evo and Super Evo classes.

Alongside market-leading off-road brand Apico, the headline backer of the series, Putoline UK believes the two-stroke is far from dead as motorcycle manufacturers add more two- strokes to their model line-ups and riders appreciate the reduced cost and ease of repairs compared to four-strokes.

Registration is open and will close on April 24th 2019. It will be open for day entries at the Marshfield opener. The Registration fee of £75 secures you a place at every round, and the cost is £95 per round for Registered riders. All riders must be ACU affiliated, and transponders can be hired on the day.

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UK Youth talent sign-up for the Apico 2-Stroke Festival

We are excited to announce three super talented UK youth riders will be racing the 2019 Apico 2-Stroke Festival, all riders are members of team Revo Husqvarna UK.

In the 85cc class, we have Ollie Colmer and Ryan Waggot and Ryan Mawhinney will contest in the 125 Rookie class on the Husqvarna TC125.

Check out their latest team video below.

Revo Husqvarna Youth MX Team 2019

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The Apico 2-Stroke Festival dates and venue are as follows:
May 25th/26th – Marshfield Mx, Wiltshire  
August 3rd/4th – Iron Works Moto Parc, Middlesborough
September 21st/22nd – Sellindge MX, Kent

Registration is open and will close on April 24th 2019. It will be open for day entries at the Marshfield opener. The Registration fee of £75 secures you a place at every round, and the cost is £95 per round for Registered riders. All riders must be ACU affiliated, and transponders can be hired on the day. http://www.2strokefestival.com/

Apico Dream Ride 85cc winner Jack Grayshon is moving up to race the 125 Class

This kid from Castleford will be one to watch out for in the future for sure. Talented 14-year-old Jack Grayshon certainly has the skills, focus and determination to reach his goal which is to become a professional motocros rider. The kid has already built up an impressive CV which clearly shows he’s got the minerals in the UK and in Europe.


He’s quite a shy lad away from the track but he’s definitely got a race attitude when the gate drops. It’s clear to see he has race craft and a good understanding of how to race the track with a technical ability which most club riders would pay a small fortune for.

And for 2019, he’s getting a real boost as he’s the winner of the £5000 sponsorship package as winner of the Apico Dream Ride at last year’s 2-Stroke Festival series.

Back then, he was on a big-wheel 85 and he could have stayed in that class for 2019. But Jack has ambition to go further, that’s clear to see.

We’ve met up with him a few times while he was on the KTM 85cc and just before Christmas we met up with Jack and his dad Dave again to deliver the news he’d won the Apico Dream Ride – a prize given out to the most deserving rider in the 85cc group. Since then we’ve been tracking how he gets on and we will continue to do so.

Watching him progress in the past three months has been cool. The kid has developed in size and he’s really starting to suit the bike, which you can see from the video.

“When I first got on the 125, it wasn’t the power so much that was so different to the 85 but the handling,” he said. “That’s due to the weight and it being a bigger bike. It took me a little while to get used to it, but now it feels normal.”

After speaking to his dad, it seems they are sensibly treating this year as a learning year with no pressure from his sponsors. He’s rising the MXY2 series alongside the Maxxis rounds on his 125 as he just loves two-strokes. Against fully race-tuned 250Fs, that’ll be a baptism of fire.

He’ll also contest all three rounds of the Apico 2-Stroke Festival in 2019, too. As well as some races on the continent to brush up on his sand skills. And then he plans to attack Europe next year in the EMX125 class.

Watch this space, as we plan to follow his year and see how this talented Yorkshire lad develops his skills and speed.

Jack’s racing CV
2018 British 85BW champion

2018 Apico 2-Stroke festival 85BW overall winner

Judd British Cup 85SW champion

Third, British Youth Nationals 85SW

Third, Weston Beach Race 85SW

Winner French Master Kids 65

Second British Youth Nationals Auto

Third GT Cup Auto

The Apico 2-Stroke Festival dates and venue are as follows:
May 25th/26th – Marshfield Mx, Wiltshire  
August 3rd/4th – Iron Works Moto Parc, Middlesborough
September 21st/22nd – Sellindge MX, Kent

Registration is open and will close on April 24th 2019. It will be open for day entries at the Marshfield opener. The Registration fee of £75 secures you a place at every round, and the cost is £95 per round for Registered riders. All riders must be ACU affiliated, and transponders can be hired on the day. http://www.2strokefestival.com/

DEP exhaust winners announced

Huge thanks to everyone who entered our recent DEP exhaust competition, today we can announce the three lucky winners who will receive a new DEP exhaust system for their two-stroke bikes.

As a gesture of goodwill use 2STROKEFESTIVAL code for a 10% graphics discount from Zero9, please visit their site HERE. (Offer ends May 25th 2019)

Congrats to:
Brandon Love
James Kensington
Luke Connolly

Please check your emails guys.
Keep your eyes peeled to our social media pages for the next competition we are set to run very soon.

The Apico 2-Stroke Festival dates and venue are as follows:
May 25th/26th – Marshfield Mx, Wiltshire  
August 3rd/4th – Iron Works Moto Parc, Middlesborough
September 21st/22nd – Sellindge MX, Kent

Registration is open and will close on April 24th 2019. It will be open for day entries at the Marshfield opener. The Registration fee of £75 secures you a place at every round, and the cost is £95 per round for Registered riders. All riders must be ACU affiliated, and transponders can be hired on the day. http://www.2strokefestival.com/

Apico 2-Stroke Festival – Old school family fun for the premix fan!

The Apico 2-Stroke Festival vision and focus have always been aimed at getting the young, old, the experienced or newbie rider together to create an event atmosphere second to none, it’s all about that race buzz and to experience a memorable weekend of racing. 

Ever since the first meeting back in 2017, we have provided exactly what we said we would for all in the paddock. The series is for everyone who enjoys two-stroke racing and bikes, new bikes or well-loved older bikes, there are classes for just about everyone and this year we have four British ACU titles up for grabs for the first time, we are progressing at a rapid rate which is great for two-stroke racing here in the UK. We also stay true to the grass root riders of the sport, the working class rider and the core of our beloved two-strokes.

The tracks used for the series are scattered around the UK in a triangle figure, each track offers something a little different to challenge the riders. The circuits themselves are of a high standard and prepped to the best they can be which delivers high action quality two-stroke racing. With all that said and done,  watch the video and listen to riders which have attended the events – they love it for so many reasons.

The two-stroke scene is picking up fast, not just in the UK but globally and we plan to be at the forefront at what we do.

The Apico 2-Stroke Festival dates and venue are as follows:
May 25th/26th – Marshfield Mx, Wiltshire  
August 3rd/4th – Iron Works Moto Parc, Middlesborough
September 21st/22nd – Sellindge MX, Kent

Registration is open and will close on April 24th 2019. It will be open for day entries at the Marshfield opener. The Registration fee of £75 secures you a place at every round, and the cost is £95 per round for Registered riders. All riders must be ACU affiliated, and transponders can be hired on the day. http://www.2strokefestival.com/

Red Bull commits to Two-Stroke motocross for 2019 and beyond by supporting the Apico 2-Stroke Festival

The world’s premier energy drink brand will support the three-round Apico 2-Stroke Festival series in 2019 and beyond.

Red Bull backs a huge range of motorsport events around the world and is keen to support ground-breaking events like the Apico 2-Stroke Festival. This year the company went all-in by making the famous Red Bull Straight Rhythm head-to-head race in California for two-strokes only – and it hasn’t stopped there by showing love for the two-strokes in the UK.  

Red Bull athlete support is second to none in the world of motorsport including competitors such as world champion motocross superstars Tony Cairoli and Jeffrey Herlings, plus Supercross stars like Ken Roczen and Marvin Musquin. 

Red Bull will be in attendance at all three festival rounds in 2019, starting at round one on May 25-26 at the legendary Marshfield Moto Parc in Wiltshire. Red Bull want to start by working with the grassroots of the sport and believe the festival is the ideal place to start after attending Sellindge Mx last year the brand bought into the atmosphere of the event and really like vibe and focus for everyone to enjoy themselves both on and off track. 

The brands passion for motorsport in general is second to none however they’ve been absent from UK Motocross events for a while and feel that’s all changed as the brand is 100% behind the petrol heads of the sport. 

Red Bull are in talks with their UK-supported riders to attend some of the events in 2019, like last year when KTM factory rider Jonny Walker raced at the final round in Kent.

Event organiser, Dave Willet: “To be working alongside such a huge global brand so early on at this stage is insane. After meeting the Red Bull team and discussing future plans it really pleased me to have such a cool creative bunch of individual sharing the same passion as we do. This is very exciting times for UK motocross as a whole not just the 2-stroke revolution.”

The dates for the 2019 season are as follows:

May 25th and 26th – Marshfield MX, Wiltshire
August 3rd and 4th – Iron Works Moto Parc
September 21st and 22nd – Sellindge MX, Kent

Registration is open and will close on April 24th 2019. It will be open for day entries at the Marshfield opener. 

The Registration fee of £75 secures you a place at every round, and the cost is £95 per round for Registered riders. All riders must be ACU affiliated, and transponders can be hired on the day.

Apico 2-Stroke Festival announces £5000 sponsorship package for 2019

This season the Apico 2-Stroke Festival gave away a lot of prizes to riders of all levels and gave the massive opportunity to one lucky rider in the 85cc class for supporting the Apico 2-stroke festival. The young winner received a sponsorship package worth £5000 for 2019 from the title sponsor Apico Factory Racing. You may have already seen the talented young rider Jack Grayshon across our channels.  

We are pleased to announce that Apico Factory Racing will continue to support the 2019 2-Stroke Festival with product and prizes for registered riders of the series and offer one 85cc rider the same dream deal of being an Apico sponsored rider. The deal is worth £5000 for the 2019 season.

Apico’s Dylan Brown is the man behind this amazing and unique collaboration, his passion for the sport is huge. He believes there are so many talented young riders out there and is keen to nurture the riders of tomorrow, who are willing to commit to the sport they have so much passion for:

“It is good to see such talented riders we’ve helped coming through to the pro ranks and doing well with the support our company is able to offer them. I’d like to think that there’s a young rider out there now that deserves help and who could be a top-level rider in a few years’ time. We at Apico Factory Racing would all be proud to have helped someone achieve their dream of becoming a professional rider. I would hope that they can deliver back on the sponsorship and develop a working relationship together with Apico Factory Racing for the future.”

Apico 2-Stroke Festival organiser Dave Willet said:  
“It’s great to be involved with such passionate companies within the industry. Apico have been brilliant and fully supportive from the beginning. We share the same vision in what we want to achieve which is a fun family racing atmosphere, rewarding the efforts from the grassroots riders, but also to offer a level of progression for the youth of the sport. So just to clarify all ACU license holders will be taken into consideration for the world and EMX events in 2019 and beyond. 

Companies like Apico Factory Racing are able to offer the tools for the job in hand and help talented riders to progress and fulfil the dreams and expectations.”

The dates for the 2019 season are as follows:
May 25th and 26th – Marshfield MX, Wiltshire
August 3rd and 4th – Iron Works Moto Parc
September 21st and 22nd – Sellindge MX, Kent

Registration is open and will close on April 24th 2019. It will be open for day entries at the Marshfield opener. The Registration fee of £75 secures you a place at every round, and the cost is £95 per round for Registered riders. All riders must be ACU affiliated, and transponders can be hired on the day. 

Image by Adam Duckworth

British 2-Stroke championship saved by Apico 2-Stroke Festival

Following the unfortunate announcement regarding the British 2-Stroke Championship last weekend the ACU are pleased to confirm the ACU British Open 2-Stroke championship will now be run as part of the Apico 2-Stroke Festival series for 2019.

After the prestigious six-round series was dropped from the Maxxis British championship schedule due to lack of entries this month, the Apico 2-Stroke Festival has stepped in to keep the championship alive. The open-class British 2-Stroke championship will be incorporated into the six-race Festival alongside separate 125, Evo and Super Evo British titles.

ACU Motocross Chairman Steve McCauley, “Following the enforced cancellation of the Championship from the Maxxis series due to the very low number of riders who registered for the series we were left with a few unanswered questions and the remains of what had been an incredibly popular and successful series. I was in absolutely no doubt that there was still a potential to continue the success of the previous two seasons and to find a new home for this extremely prestigious title and give something back to the riders who supported the class.”

“The perfect place for this appeared to be the new ACU Apico 2-Stroke Festival which fits the mould perfectly and provides both a fun and professional environment for British Open 2-Stroke Championship to grow. For this reason, the Motocross Committee entered into discussion with Dave Willet and I am totally delighted to have reached a successful agreement which will see the series which we started with such aplomb carry on indefinitely”

Apico 2-Stroke Festival organiser Dave Willet said: “This is a massive boost for the series and all involved. The concept of the 2-Stroke Festival was to deliver not only a boost for grassroots riders but also bring on youth in the sport, to help their progression and development. Adding on not one but four British titles is the icing on the cake.”

“By adding this adult British title to the series, it ups the profile of the championship even more. This is great for 2- stroke riders because they can approach potential sponsors off the back of being a potential British champion. And of course, the festival’s level of promotion is second to none.”

The Apico 2-Stroke Festival schedule is:
May 25-26                           Marshfield, Wiltshire.
August 3-4                          Ironworks, Middlesborough
September 21-22             Sellindge, Kent.

Enter round 1 here https://www.acu.org.uk/events/May-2019/X-Bladez-Events/MOTOCROSS-Beachcross/Marshfield-Chippenham-SN14-8JG-ACU56571.aspx

Registration is now open and will close on April 24th 2019.
The Registration fee of £75 secures you a place at every round, and the cost is £95 per round for Registered riders.