Having signed a new two year deal with title sponsor Judd Racing, LSMX Promotions join the ACU fold in 2017 to run a new National Championship, The Judd Racing British Premier Cup. The new series will feature action all the way from the fledgling 50cc Auto ranks through to the official British Adult Clubman class.
The championship proper kicks off at Preston Docks March 11th
/12, before that though there's an Open National warm up meeting at Sherwood Notts, February 18th
. Following on from Preston Docks the Championship will then run at Little Silver, Fat Cat MP, Landrake and Culham with the final round destination yet to be confirmed.
With a quality mix of Youth and Adult racers on view the action is sure to be red hot all the way through the card with eight year old Cornish flier Zane Stevens a top pick in the Auto section. In the Junior 65's Ollie Colmer (a real contender for the Thor British title
) will surely start as favourite for this one as he lines up with the likes of McKenzie Marshall, Kalvin Kelly and Will Haddock. In the s/w 85's it could be Jaygo Beasty proving a tough act to topple as he crosses swords with a couple of last year’s top 65's, namely Bailey Johnson and James Barker. Ethan Tollet looks strong in the b/w 85 section that said, he can expect fireworks from three new upgrades in the shape of Jack Scally, Alfie Rickwood and Sam Atkinson.
Taking a look at MXY2 and beyond, Howard Wainwright, Harry Pritchard, Jake Curtis Stevens and Josh Greedy all know each other well from last season’s competition, they head the list of possible 250f champions in MXY2 and there's sure to be some epic encounters. Dedicated two strokes and Adults make up the rest of the programme and with the calibre of Callum Beeken, Sam Price, Drew Anderson, Taylor Arnold and Liam Gale representing youth they could be making a real impact in either MXY2 or in the 125cc Junior Cup.
In the Adult Elite two strokes with TM supported Jim Davies, Ash Harland, Richy Roberts and Ryan Butler amongst the number look no further for some scintillating bar to bar action. Jim Davis will also feature in the top of the shop British Adult Clubman championship. Looking further down the list in MX1 previous British champion Cody Ling will be a real contender as will Ashley Greedy and Adam Harris. In MX2 Kieron Cooke, Joe Eiffert, Sion Talbot and Ashley Wheelhouse are sure to figure in the shoot out for podium positions.
National Warm Up 18th
/19th February - Sherwood
Rd 1.... 11th
March – Preston Docks.
Rd 2.... 22nd
April – Little Silver.
Rd 3.... 3rd
June - Fat Cat MP.
Rd 4.... 1st
July – Landrake.
Rd 5.... 29th
July - Culham.
Rd 6.... 9th
September - TBC
Words and Photos Mike Gurney