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The big guns are in for Clayshant! 2024 Scottish Motocross Championship Round 2 – Preview

The big guns are in for Clayshant! 2024 Scottish Motocross Championship Round 2 – Preview

The second round of the Scottish Motocross Championship heads to Clayshant this weekend in the far south west of Scotland.

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Situated on the southern coast line and overlooking the Solway Firth, Clayshant’s sandy terrain and gentle slopes will be one of few rideable locations this weekend, following terrible floods in the UK this week.

South African Tristan Purdon comes in with the points lead in MX1 championship after a dominant performance in the deep sand of Tain. Brad Todd, Martin Barr, Ben Edwards and Carlton Husband round out the top five in the championship after round one.

The big news this weekend is not just the return of 2023 Champion John Adamson, but the return from injury of Conrad Mewse. Both riders missed round one but are set to compete in the remaining rounds.

With Tristan Purdon also missing one round due to a clash with the AMA Nationals later this year, the door has been thrown wide open to at least 10 different riders.

Englishmen Brad Todd and Carlton Husband, Irishmen Martin Barr and Jason Meara and the hometown Scottish favourites of Ben Edwards, Billy Mackenzie, Tony Craig and former seven time champ Ross Rutherford, all have a realistic chance to get their hands on the Donald Sinclair Trophy now.

Charlie Heyman is the strong favourite for the MX2 title having dominated Tain with three wins. Ryan Thomson sits in second after round one and Lee Cameron is in third.

In the Vets Barry Gray leads the over 40’s championship with Richard Miller leading the over 50’s and Les Winthrop leading the over 60’s. 2 Stroke Open championship leader is Ryan Thompson and Andrew Pohlen leads the 2 Stroke 150cc class.

The Youth Championships are lead by Finlay Hoskisson (Auto50cc), Szymon Skuratowski (65cc), Jimmy McCann (SW85cc), Malachi Allan (BW85cc), Robbie Scott (Youth 125cc) and Matt Fearnley (Youth 250cc)

Paddock opens at 5pm on Friday the 11th. Youths and 2 strokes race on Saturday with Pros and amateurs on Sunday.

Online entry closes Friday 12th at 12 noon. For day entries contact the Scottish Motocross Championship social media pages to check availability before traveling