What’s On – 7th October 2012
This weekend there is some excellent Motocross events to choose from, contact the clubs with the numbers below for late entries and one day licences (over 18) will be available on the day.
Saturday 6th October
Shropshire @ Hawkstone
Sunday 7th October
Shropshire @ Hawkstone
Ollerton @ Bevercotes – Lesley Martin – 07863 117622
Midland Social @ Abbots Bromley – Luci Adams – 07966 520671
Bristol Spartans @ Yarley – Mickey Green – 07810 394709
For the latest up to date news on fixtures please visit the AMCA website.
2012 AMCA MX CHAMPIONSHIPS(FINAL ROUND) PREVIEW BY MIKE WOOD
Forget the awful wet Summer, the 2012 AMCA MX Championships have been red hot with the script unfolding to promise what should be a fitting and very dramatic final chapter. With the famous Hawkstone Park providing the perfect venue for the last round, just 13 points separating the top three in the race for the MX1 title and a mere 3 points splitting the duo at the top of MX2, it’s sure to be a thriller! There’s even the very likely prospect of two final moto shootout’s before the identity of the eventual 2012 Champions will be decided!
In MX1, Lancashire’s very own Lee Payne currently tops the table and having already won 9 out of 15 moto’s contested, will certainly be quietly confident as he usually enjoys his outings on the sand based tracks! At present, the KTM ace though boasts just an 8 point advantage over current MX1 King, Lee Dunham. Having also previously bagged a brace of both IMBA and AMCA MX2 titles, Dunham will certainly not be phased by the pressure of a last round decider and is sure to be as composed and controlled as ever as he goes in search of yet more glory! Just a further 5 points down the order is the determined Bristolian Clinton Barrs and you can be guaranteed that the Kawasaki rider will be giving his usual 110% effort as he attempts to bag his first ever AMCA title!
With Payne, Dunham and Barrs busy disputing the title, there’s sure to also be strong support at the Shropshire venue for local lad, Mr consistency, Shaun Pearce. At present Shaun holds 4th ahead of a serious battle involving Lewis Belfield, Stephen Tillotson, Elliot Barrs, Luke Dean and Chad Yarranton. Just a very tight 41 points separate that group in the race to get 5th spot in the final table. On present form, Yarranton could well be the rider to watch!
Going into the penultimate round at Norley, Jack Cox led MX2 with a 63 point advantage. However after then enduring his least productive score of season, it’s now Ben Saunders who heads the charge. At Norley, Ben reeled off three immaculate wins and after also topping the 2011 AMCA MX2 Championship round at Hawkstone, he will certainly travel to the Shropshire venue in very confident mood! However Ben’s lead in the 2012 chase is just a tight 3 points and with Cox desperate to bounce back in style, the race is certainly well and truly on to be crowned this season’s MX2 King!
Also still in strong contention are fast starting Paul Neale and arguably one of the new stars of the 2012 MX2 campaign, Ryan Crowder. Separated by just 15 points, Neale and Crowder will be right on the gas at Hawkstone and looking to be in the final shake-up for a medal position whilst defending Champion Shane Holmes will be very determined to finish his reign in style and at least maintain his current 5th place in the standings! Another fairly local ace sure of good support at Hawkstone is round one winner Scott Mathia, currently sitting in 7th ahead of Ryan Jones, Martin Jones, Scott Williams, James Lane, Adam Wells and Brandon Benjamin amongst others who are all looking to confirm final top ten placings.
The AMCA have pulled out all the stops to ensure that this will be a memorable finale to the 2012 MX Championship season.
MX1 CHAMPIONSHIP(TOP TEN) 1 Lee Payne 789 points 2 Lee Dunham 781 3 Clinton Barrs 776 4 Shaun Pearce 647 5 Lewis Belfield 553 6 Stephen Tillotson 538 7 Elliot Barrs 536 8 Luke Dean 513 9 Chad Yarranton 512 10 Michael Reynolds 464.
MX2 CHAMPIONSHIP(TOP TEN) 1 Ben Saunders 747 points 2 Jack Cox 744 3 Paul Neale 669 4 Ryan Crowder 654 5 Shane Holmes 630 6 Sean Frayne 577 7 Scott Mathia 527 8 Ryan Jones 504 9 Martin Jones 469 10 Carl Benjamin 458.
Classic AGM and Fixtures meeting
The 2012 AMCA Classic AGM has been arranged for the 24th November at the AMCA Office starting at 10:30am, this is where the Fixtures for 2013 will also be arranged so keep an eye on the news for the dates!
AMCA launch rider incentive scheme – GO FOR GOLD and reap the rewards!
Free Dirt Bike Show tickets
Beach Race entry for £23!!
The AMCA has launched an incentive scheme to benefit it’s riders who ride at the most motocross events.
The organising body has for many years had a gold / silver / bronze scheme in place which categorises riders by the number of mx events they rode at in the previous year.
For 2012 the AMCA have added a number of benefits to give real value to the scheme.
To achieve gold status riders will have had to take part in 27 events in the 2012 season, when they apply for a licence the following year it will be a ‘gold’ licence.
Despite the recent heavy rain there are still plenty of opportunities to enter AMCA events and make sure you qualify for these great offers.
This year to encourage you to strive for gold AMCA are offering all riders who achieve Gold status this season by 14th October a FREE ticket to the 2012 Dirt Bike Show at Stoneleigh!
In addition, they can also enter the fabulous SKEGNESS Beach Race on 17th / 18th November for the standard AMCA entry fee of £23!! A massive potential saving of £77!!
TWO EXCELLENT REASONS for entering as many events as possible between now and 14th October!
To achieve gold status you need to have competed at 27 motocross events between the 1st February and 14th October 2012, all AMCA authorised MX events qualify.
Gold status riders also benefit the following season by receiving preferential entry into oversubscribed events or classes.
On the 15th October we will contact via text and email all those who have qualified with details of how they can claim the above offers.
The AMCA Chairman Terry King said ‘we want to reward our most loyal riders and these two benefits offer significant savings for those riders who take part in the most events.
In the meantime, good luck and enjoy the rest of the 2012 AMCA season – Go for Gold!!
Get your Videos in!
The AMCA has launched its own YouTube channel and would like for our members to send in their video’s or headcam footage of AMCA events on DVD, or via email so they can be edited and uploaded to the site.
Please send them in with a brief covering letter giving details of the event, the date, and other info such as the race class or more and take pleasure in watching the views tot up!
AMCA ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER
AMCA events have registered on Facebook and Twitter – join us there for all of the tasty gossip and up to date Championship results as they happen! See twitter.com/amcaevents or facebook.com/amcamotocross for all the juicy details!