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

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

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.