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Paul EdmondsonFast Eddy 2017 events, dates and venues.

Now that his globetrotting is over for a while Paul Edmondson has finalised his events for the year and there are a few surprises to say the least. Cross Country, Sprints and extremes plus three brand new venues all have the potential to make this the best season yet for Fast Eddy Racing.

The Fast Eddy Rock Oil XC Championship is the bedrock of the Fast Eddy Racing events calendar with seven races planned throughout the season. Add to that six rounds of the ACU GBXC British Sprint Championship and the dates for the season are beginning to fill nicely.

Much to the delight of many riders the Great Britain Cross Country series, GBXC, makes a welcome return with three events all destined for large, rolling hillside courses in Wales and Shropshire.

For the Rock Oil and GBXC Cross Country series there are new classes planned with the introduction of Vets B and Youth B joining the Sportsman and Novice riders for the two-hour morning races starting at 10.00am. The two and a half hour afternoon races start at 12.30pm and will hold Experts, Clubman, Youth A and Vets A.

New to the calendar is the Steady Eddy X-treme series which is specifically designed without the Pro’s in mind, it is a ‘No Pro’ series but it will still be challenging with the likes of Cowm Quarry and Westwood in the line up but it won’t be near impossible. The three Steady Eddy X-treme events will have the same classes as the normal Eddy’s Xtreme’s but without a Pro class.

Classes remain the same for the ACU GBXC British Sprint Championship with Championship, Expert, Clubman, Youth, Vets and Sportsman riders all competing for their respective ‘Champion’ titles.

Here’s how they all line up:

Fast Eddy Rock Oil XC Championship: Youth race and two adult races: March 12th at Bicton, SY3 8EU. Round 2 has been postponed at the moment. The third round is at Brake Hill Farm (NN14 3NB) on April 30th again with a FED day beforehand on the 29th. The fourth round is at H2O Oswestry on June 17-18th with FED practice on Saturday and racing on Sunday.

Castle Caereinion, hosts the fifth round over the weekend of 1-2nd July and the sixth round is at Green Hall Farm, SY22 5LG, on 2-3rd September.

The final round will be at Butts Quarry, S45 0HW, over the weekend of 7-8th October, again with FED practice on Saturday and racing on Sunday.

The GBXC Cross Country Championship will have racing on Sunday and practice on Saturday.

With big courses planned for all three events the GBXC Cross Country series starts at the superb Westwood venue, S75 3DL, on April 1-2nd then moves to Ratlinghope, near to SY5 0NS, a Fast Eddy blast from the past with huge rolling hills, over the weekend of June 3-4th. A new venue yet to be announced will host the final round in South Wales on August 5-6th.

The ACU GBXC British Sprint Championship has six rounds at three venues and starts on May 20-21st at Rogers Hill Raceway in Dorset, DT2 7HN. With Bicton Farm in Shropshire completely upgraded over the winter period the championship moves there on July 15-16th with a big lap planned using all of available land at the venue. August 12-13th sees the final two rounds at Green Hall Farm, which should be in prime condition at that time of year.

Finally, the new Steady Eddy X-treme series kicks off later in the season at Cowm Quarry, OL12 8XG, on October 28-29th followed by the second round on the weekend of November 25-26th at a venue yet to be confirmed, with the final taking place at Westwood, S75 3DL, on December 16-17th.

As if that lot isn’t enough, there will be a large selection of practice days throughout the season at Bicton and H2O, SY10 7PA, with the first official day at H2O running on May 7th.

The final round of the 2017 ACU British Extreme Enduro Championship, the H2O X-treme Classic will run on August 19th at H2O and the small matter of the Great Britain round of the Enduro GP series at Hawkstone Park, SY4 4NA, will be dominating the calendar over the weekend of September 23-24th.

To enter any of the events listed above call 01543 370070 or 07889 924560.