Pre-65 Motocross Club News
2013 East Anglian Grand National Entries and Working Party Details
13th May 2013
The final entry list for the 2013 East Anglian Grand National has now been revealed. 122 solo riders and 8 sidecar crews will be in action at Marks Tey on May 26th. Hopefully the weather experienced at the recent Stebbing meeting will once again help to draw a large crowd to watch the close racing that will undoubtedly be in store.
Before the event, the club will be running two working parties. The first will take place on Saturday May 18th at 12:00, where the stakes will be put up and then painted - refreshments will be available to all who help. The final working party will then take place on Saturday May 25th at 12:00 for any loose stakes to be made firm and the ropes and banners to be installed.
We look forward to seeing you there!
East Anglian Grand National - Entries Close This Saturday
7th May 2013
The East Anglian Grand National for 2013 will take place at the end of May at Marks Tey. Entries for this event close this Saturday and at the time of writing, the entry levels are still very low. Please ensure that if you intend to ride, your entry is sent off as soon as possible. The club will not be taking late entries for this event.
The regs for the next two meetings at Marks Tey and Gosfield have also been placed in the downloads section on the website home page.
Final Stebbing Entry List
27th Apr 2013
The final entry list for the May Bank Holiday scramble at Stebbing has now been confirmed. A total of 112 solos and 5 sidecars will attend the event on May 6th. The full entry list can be seen by following the link below the cover photo on the website home page.
Pre74 Class Full for Stebbing
23rd Apr 2013
The entries for the Stebbing Scramble on Bank Holiday Monday, May 6th, close this Saturday. At the time of writing, the Pre74 class is now full. Two more entries will be accepted as reserve riders. The Greeves Championship event will run over three race, with each rider taking part in two of these, as per the Championship rules. Please get your entry in as soon as possible if you have not done so already. You can view a list of the current entries by following the link on the website home page.
April 21st Confirmed at Maylandsea
19th Apr 2013
The decision over the venue for this weekend’s event has been confirmed as Maylandsea. However, the venue is still very wet, so please be aware of the following:
- The track will probably be somewhat shorter than normal to avoid the worst areas
- Heavy vehicles and motorhomes are requested to head towards the sea wall and stay on or close to the hard road highlighted in this plan otherwise they will be liable to get stuck.
- With a modern meeting at Wakes Colne this weekend, we may well be short of marshals. If there is not enough, there will only be one call for volunteers after which there will be a rider ballot.
We look forward to seeing you all on Sunday (and Saturday to help put up the track!)
Maylandsea April 21st - NEWS UPDATE
13th April 2013
The track at Maylandsea is still currently flooded in places and would require a week of hot and dry weather to dry sufficiently for use. Both the club and the landowner are keen to run at Maylandsea if at all possible, but Marks Tey has been made available as an alternative should this be needed. The final decision as to which venue will host the April 21st event will be made at the committee meeting on April 18th, with the venue confirmed on the website as soon as the information is available. Please look out for further announcements.
East Anglian Grand National Regs Available
30th Mar 2013
With a little under two months until the East Anglian Grand National on May 26th, the regs for the event are available for download on the website home page. The closing date for entries is May 11th.
New Maylandsea Date Confirmed As April 21st
13th Mar 2013
The club has now received confirmation that the Maylandsea meeting will be rescheduled to April 21st. A new set of regs have been released for the new date and can be found in the downloads section below. For those who have already entered, thier entries will automatically be carried over to the new date, unless the entrant notifies the secretary of the meeting. If you had not yet entered, please use the new regs below. The new closing date for entries is April 6th.
Maylandsea March 31st - CANCELLED
9th Mar 2013
After an inspection of the Maylandsea track today, the decision has been taken to cancel the meeting on the 31st March as it is still very waterlogged and will not dry sufficiently in time. Unfortunately Marks Tey is not available as an alternative and so, pending approval from the AMCA, we plan to reschedule to the 21st April. New Regs will be posted as soon as we have AMCA approval to run on that date. Those that have already entered can either cancel their entry now or pending AMCA approval can request the Secretary of the Meeting to carry their entry over. It was felt best to do this now to allow you all to possibly make alternative arrangments for the Easter weekend rather than holding on in vain and then cancelling at short notice.
ClassicMXRider.com Pre-68 Championship Report - Round 1
6th Mar 2013 - Words by Michael Eustace
Over 25 riders took part on the inaugural round of the ClassicMXRider.com Pre-68 Championship at Marks Tey in Essex on Sunday. Hosted by the Pre-65 Motocross Club, the series got onto a great start with regular CZ-rider, Glenn Davey, proving he’s a clear favourite for the series title early on by taking three wins to become the first leader in the Championship.
Race 1 saw Davey take the holshot with Sam Heitman on the 500 Boretech Triumph in pursuit. Third place initially consisted of a battle between Chris Collins (500 BSA), Roger Dunford (500 BSA) and Aaron Graves on a 350 BSA B40. Graves was unable to keep hold of the bigger 500cc BSA’s and settled for a credible 5th place as Collins and Dunford battled it out until Collins just got 3rd on the line.
In race 2, Davey again got the holshot, however it was Collins who quickly settled into 2nd place until Dunsford passed him on lap 3, relegating him to 3rd with Heitman finishing in 4th. 5th place went to Richard Roper (500 BSA B50) whilst Nick Archer (500 BSA) managed to hold off a catching Adrian Coppen (650 Triumph Metisse) to retain 6th.
Race 3 again saw Davey pull-out a commanding lead, however, Dunford had not made a good start, which left him down in 7th initially. By the penultimate lap, he’d passed the likes of Nick Archer, veteran scrambler Jim Aim (500 BSA) and John Stocker (475 BSA Victor) to catch Heitman and Collins, where upon a battle ensued that eventually saw Dunford take 3nd place ahead of Collins and Heitman.
Round 2 of the ClassicMXRider.com Pre-68 Championship will be at Maylandsea on Easter Sunday 31st March 2013.
Marks Tey March 3rd - Season Opener Goes Ahead
27th Feb 2013
Following a track inspection earlier this evening, the Pre65 Club can confirm that the meeting at Marks Tey this weekend WILL be taking place as scheduled. Despite the recent rain, the track is drying quickly and with some better weather forecast for the next few days, the track should be in perfect condition come Sunday.
IMPORTANT - Changes to Signing-On
22nd Feb 2013
Changes have been made by the AMCA to the signing-on forms to be used at Classic Scrambles events in 2013 which require the rider to agree to a new declaration as well as entering their licence details. As a result of this ALL RIDERS MUST present their licence at signing-on and the club will be enforcing a NO LICENCE – NO RIDE - NO EXCEPTIONS policy at all events in 2013, starting from Marks Tey on March 3rd. Any competitor who does not present their licence will not be allowed to ride. Please do ensure that you bring your 2013 licence with you and present it at signing-on to avoid missing out.
2013 AGM and Autojumble - Taking place this Sunday
15th Feb 2013
A reminder that the 2013 AGM will be taking place this Sunday, February 17th, at Copford Village Hall. The AGM will start at 12:30 and will be preceded by an autojumble taking place between 09:00 and 12:00. Refreshments will be available. The 2013 AGM Notice and minutes from the 2012 event can be found in the downloads section of the website home page
Further Regs Available
13th Feb 2013
The regs for the meetings at Maylandsea on March 31st and the Bank Holiday Monday Meeting at Stebbling on May 6th are now available. These can be found in the downloads section on the website home page.
Meeting 1 2013 - Entries Close in 1 Week!
10th Feb 2013
Just a quick reminder that the entries for the first meeting of the 2013 season close this coming Sunday, Feburary 17th. Make sure that your entry is in the post to ensure that you don't miss out!
2013 AGM - Minutes From 2012 Available
2nd Feb 2013
With the 2013 AGM fast approaching, the minutes of last years event are available to download below. These need to be approved at this years event, so please take this opportunity to read through them prior to attending.
Regs Available For Marks Tey, March 3rd
20th Jan 2013
The first meeting of the 2013 season at Marks Tey is only 6 weeks away, and the regs for this event have now been released. These can be downloaded from the downloads section on the home page. This year, the Pre60 and Greeves Championship will be hosting their first rounds at this event, with the ClassicMXRider.com Pre-68 Championship also making its debut. The technical inspection and signin-on will take place from 08:00, with practice getting under way at 09:00. The closing date for entries is February 17th.
16th Jan 2013
The 2013 AGM of the Pre65 Motocross Club will take place on February 17th at 12:30 at Copford Village Hall. This will be preceded by an autojumble from 09:00 to 12:00. The notice of precedings can be downloaded from the Downloads section on the home page.
2013 Race Calander
16th Jan 2013
The Pre65 Motocross Club has released the race calendar for the 2013 season. Once again, the season will kick off in early March at Marks Tey, this being the first of five visits to the venue in 2013. Maylandsea is next up, with a visit to Stebbing on Bank Holiday Monday in May. The two feature events at Marks Tey follow, with the East Anglian Grand National on May 26th followed by the Memorial Meeting in June. The club will once again be holding a demonstration event at Battlesbridge in July, with the popular Gosfield taking place at the end of the month. The St John Ambulance fundraising event at Maylandsea retains the traditional date at the end of August, with another trip to Maylandsea in September, before the season rounds off with two events at Marks Tey in October and November.