The Heads & All Threads Suzuki Motocross Team attended the fourth round of the Michelin MX Nationals at Canada Heights without veteran Neville Bradshaw who will sadly be out for the rest of the season.

With both the MX1 and MX2 bikes racing together Josh Spinks and youngster Jordan Eccles were lining up together for the first race. Josh got a good jump out of the gate turning the first few corners in the top 10, whilst Jordan didn’t get a good start and had to push from the very back of the pack.

Josh was sitting comfortably in fifth by the end of Lap 1, he rode well and passed the flag in sixth. Meanwhile Jordan made some good passes and managed to push to the end coming home with a seventh in the MX2 class.


Race 2 didn’t go well for either rider with Spinks not getting the same gate as Race 1, Eccles however got a great jump and flew to the first corner in around 10th place, unfortunately on the scramble to the next corner he stalled the bike, by the time he got the RM-Z250 started he was at the very back again. Josh pushed through the pack and got himself to a well deserved seventh place. Jordan was making a lot of moves through the riders and finished nonth in the MX2 class.

This gave Josh a sixth overall on the day and Jordan seventh overall on the day.

“Was a decent weekends racing for me with sixth overall,” said Spinks. “Race 1 I had a good start and rode a good couple of laps, I struggled a little with the front end of the bike and tightened up but managed to hold position for a sixth. Race 2 I messed the start right up, I couldn’t control the clutch and it went a little early. Coming from the back of the pack I managed to push forwards and made some passes towards the end of the race for seventh, not too far behind fifth. Overall happy with my riding, still looking for more going in to the next round.”

“Coming into the day I was unsure how it would go due to a virus but I wanted to give it my best shot,” offered Eccles. “First race finished a personal best of seventh MX2. Could have been higher but slipped off in the woods. Moto 2 had a solid start but stalled the bike in turn one and was dead last by about 20 seconds. I put my head down and had what I think could of been the best 20 minutes of racing this year. I got back to eighth in MX2 before hitting a wall with not being able to breathe properly. Ended Moto 2 in ninth. Overall I’m really happy with this weekend, made some good changes with suspension which really helped. Looking forward to round five at Wakes Colne in a few weeks time. A big thanks to the whole Heads & All Threads Suzuki Team for having my back and also everyone else who is supporting me this year.

Team manager, Neil Prince, commented: “Overall for Heads & All Threads Suzuki it was a good day today, Jordan is showing signs of improvement over the last couple of events where he is showing speed to run with the next group ahead of him and if he was a little stronger at the end of the race he could finish a few positions higher going forward. Josh over the past few weeks has been riding more like I would expect and hopefully can build from the last few weekends and finish a couple of positions higher which is where he should be.”

Next Event: Michelin MX Nationals Round 5 at Wakes Colne August 13-14.