With the MCF now an integral part of Scottish motocross all eyes will be firmly fixed on the Highland Club’s fabulous east coast circuit at Tain as it hosts the inaugural round of the all new Scottish MX Nationals. The six-round series will visit all corners of Scotland catering for Auto, 65cc Junior, Big and Small Wheel 85s, Rookie, Clubman, Semi-Expert, Adult MX2 and Nationals.
With sponsorship coming from Acerbis, Ness-Tec, MacDougall Autoservices, Pendrich Marine & Plant, Pearsons MX Ltd and Free Flow Moto to name but a few, the series has already attracted some top riders with Stevie MacKenzie, Bryan MacKenzie, Sean MacDonald and Mark Perfect already lined up to ride in the Nationals class, with new riders signing up every day.
“It was with great delight that we were able to welcome the Scottish clubs into the MCF,” explains MCF General Manager Roy Barton, “and we are looking forward to helping them build for the future with the best interests of motocross in Scotland in mind. There is a wealth of experience within the clubs and I am sure that together we can start to make a difference. This weekend’s first round of the new Scottish MX Championship is set to be a corker, hosted by the Highland club at Tain who have already had two events run under the MCF banner this year and will give us all a platform to expand the series moving forward.”
After all of the hard work putting everything into place it’s now only a matter of hours until the flag drops on the first round of the championship.
“This really is quite an interesting time for Scottish motocross, obviously making the move to the MCF,” explains Scottish Motocross Chairman Mark Perfect, “It’s been a massive thing for Scottish motocross and the majority of the riders are really excited about it with over 200 already entered and we still have a week to go. The promotions are going well, the marketing is going well and we’ve a lot of good sponsors in place, so everything is looking really good.
“Safe Access Scaffolding have agreed to be a major sponsor this year for the championship and Pendrich Height Services, they are another major sponsor, as well as lots of individuals and smaller companies throughout Scotland who have taken the time to put public relations brochures together to hand out at the racing, so it’s all looking really good.
“We’ve got a good tempo for the championship, the racing scheduled should be really, really good, we’ve got some good riders and while we predominantly want the Scottish riders to do well we’re looking forward to getting the English and Irish riders over the border as well. We are hoping to attract riders from all corners of Britain basically as we want the championship to be really successful.”
Rnd 1 March 17/18 Tain
Rnd 2 April 7/8 Duns
Rnd 3 May 12/13 Rhynie
Rnd 4 June 16/17 Drumclog
Rnd 5 June 30/July 1 Shiplaw
Rnd 6 Sept 15/16 Elgin