Sproxton set for fast and furious classic motorcross

Eighteen�year�old Maddison Harvey and stepfather Jamie Nelson muscle their powerful 880cc Yamaha twin over the bumps and jumps of the pre-1984 sidecar class event. EMN-160329-161335002
Eighteen�year�old Maddison Harvey and stepfather Jamie Nelson muscle their powerful 880cc Yamaha twin over the bumps and jumps of the pre-1984 sidecar class event. EMN-160329-161335002
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Thunder and lightning comes to Sproxton on Sunday in the shape of turf-tearing solo and sidecar motocross racing motorcycles.

The 22-­race programme includes championship rounds for the Greeves and the ClassMXRider.Com Pre­1968 series.

Double classic moto cross champion Aaron Graves seen here on a BSA single is rushing to get a mighty twin cylinder Triumph�BSA twin ready in time for Sproxton on Sunday EMN-160329-161346002

Double classic moto cross champion Aaron Graves seen here on a BSA single is rushing to get a mighty twin cylinder Triumph�BSA twin ready in time for Sproxton on Sunday EMN-160329-161346002

The meeting is organised by Northampton Classic MX Club which is playing a leading role in bringing the excitement of classic off­road bike action to the area.

This championship level event aims to deliver a full day of thrilling sport for all ages.

Clerk of the course Colin Hill said: “We have about 70 riders taking part including pre­-1968 champion in 2014 and 2015 Aaron Graves, from Maldon, in Essex.

“He has been all but unbeatable these past two seasons, but there are plenty of championship contenders hot on his heels.

“The girl riders testing their stamina are Maddison Harvey and Charlotte Bloor.

“Both are sidecar passengers, and the fitness level required to be a sidecar passenger has to be experienced to be believed.”

The classic four-­stroke and two-­stroke singles and twins from the 1950s to the 1980s fire up for practice at 9.30am with first race off at 10am.

Adult admission is £5, and free for under ­15s. Parking is free, and a food stall will be on site.

Traders wishing to book a stand should call Colin Hill on (01536) 521006.