Carrying winning form into the state championship from his recent podium in the Yamaha 125cc Cup was hometown Kalgoorlie hero Connor Tierney who raced to round one clean sweeps in both the 100-125cc 13-16 and in the 128cc-150cc/250cc 15 years.
In the 100-125cc 13-16 years Tierney (1-1-1) was at times challenged for the lead by Caleb Grothues, yet stormed through to take the lead and further continue to build on that lead, at times blowing out to a 41 second buffer over Grothues (2-2-2) with strong rides from John Darroch (3-4-4), Jacob Schaafsma, Alex Christie and Tom West, Cody Heggs and Jake Pratley
1 CONNOR TIERNEY 75
2 CALEB GROTHUES 66
3 JOHN DARROCH 56
65cc 7-12 years became a three way battle for the round win with Regan Duffy (1-4-1), Christian Silvestro (2-2-3) and Corben Wienart (4-1-2). Bring into the mix, outstanding rides from Conan Forrester, Tyler Mitchell, Rhys Burnett, Jasyn Roney, Liam Atkinson, Seth Manuel and Myles Gilmore.
1 REGAN DUFFY 68
2 CORBEN WEINERT 65
3 CHRISTIAN SILVESTRO 64
50cc Demo Class were down on what has previously been usual high numbers to have only four competitors, Tyson Silvestro, Georgia Gillett, Tamsyn Slater and Jake Hosking.
128cc-150cc/250cc 15 Years belonged to Connor Tierney (1-1-1), although Liam Whisler (2-2-2) tried his heart out, the Yamaha was no match for the Husqvarna of Tierney. Stuart Eardley-Wilmott picked up third for the day with Baylee Webb showing early form before a crash with a suspected broken collarbone ended his day. Jacob Schaafsma was consistent as he battled with Jack Bright and Jesse Hogan.
1 CONNOR TIERNEY 75
2 LIAM WHISLER 66
3 STUART EARDLEY-WILMOT 60
128cc-150cc/250cc 13-15 Years had Justin Hart in brilliant form taking the clean sweep from Justin Walker (2-2-3),Tom West (5-4-2), Billy Middleton (3-3-4), and Kurt Oinn.
1 JUSTIN HART 75
2 JUSTIN WALKER 64
3 TOM WEST 58
4 BILLY MIDDLETON 58
85cc/150cc 9-12 Years became a battle for top results from Reagan Duffy (1-2-1), Corben Weinert (2-3-3), Jai Gimenez (4-1-2) with great rides from Liam Atkinson, Jasyn Roney, Conan Forrester, Seth Manuel, Christian Silvestro and Evan Browne.
1 REGAN DUFFY 72
2 JAI GIMENEZ 65
3 CORBEN WEINERT 62
Caleb Grothues was totally in control for the three motos in the 85cc/150cc 12-16 Years taking the round win from Dale Doutch (2-2-2) and some great elbow to elbow racing from Mitch Outram, Mat Fabry, Brady Gilmore and Kai Stephen.
1 CALEB GROTHUES 75
2 DALE DOUTCH 66
3 KAI STEPHEN 55
Joey Gillett took the first moto win in the 50cc Auto 7-9 Years with Seann Arrowsmith taking the second moto and Jake Harvey with the final moto win for the day. Strong rides were impressive from Seth Clark, Mitch Kendle, West Reid and Jaylee Rimbas.
1 JAKE HARVEY 60
2 SETH CLARK 60
3 SEANN ARROWSMITH 58
Full round results can be found at www.mylaps.com
Round 2 heads to the notoriously deep sands of the Bunbury Motorcycle Club next month on May 18th.
The blockbuster Easter double header motocross event of the year steams into the historic gold mining town of Kalgoorlie this Saturday and Sunday, as the Smarter Than Smoking WAMX State Championship Series heads 500 kilometres east from Perth.
The opening round of the WAMX Junior State Championship will herald the start of WA’s upcoming young riders, with all out to prove their off season training has paid off.
Seniors will commence the second round on Sunday, and with a week’s break for the MX Nationals contenders, who, incidentally hold the championship points and winning form heading into this second round.
Carrying form and plenty of experience into this round is current series leader Kyle Webster in the Pro Open/MX2 class. Defending champion Louis Calvin has tasted plenty of success at Kalgoorlie, and believes he can put some serious motos together. Stevie Heilers, Paul Humberston and Daniel Woodward are the contenders currently sitting inside the top five of the championship.
In the Pro Lite/MX2 class, defending champ Josh Adams had a shocker at Appin last Sunday, yet will put that behind him heading into the WAMX second round. Jayden Rykers carries the red plate as series leader into Round 2, with only a handful of points splitting the top five. Rykers had a steady round at Appin, finishing 14th in the Under 19’s. He took the opening round of the WAMX at Coastal Park two weeks ago, yet will need to be on his game with Kyle Webster on fire at Appin in the Under 19s, and racing the Pro Open and Pro Lites double this season. Local track knowledge will suit David Birch who sits in third place on the leader’s board with Paul Humberston and the aforementioned Kyle Webster rounding out the top five.
In the Women’s Class, series leader Court Hirst had a standout round at the Women’s Australian MX Championship at last weekends at Horsham in Victoria finishing fifth overall. Shelley Connor, is currently sitting in second place, with Chelsea Blakers holding down third in the Championship standings.
In the Veterans Championship Class it was a tough battle between last year’s Pro Vet Champion Scott Petricevich, Paul Smithson and hard charging Kenny Smith. Can the Vets sustain this pace, with some of the district’s riders entering this event.
The Quad Championships has been dominated by Chris Bosnakis so far, yet with some of the local Kalgoorlie riders competing, Bosnakis will need to be on his toes, in recent years the Goldfields Motorcycle Club has shaken the young man, and he will be out to ensure this doesn’t happen again. Shaun Woodhead currently in second and Luke Ovens in third place whilst in the Clubmans Quads Jemma Meerylees has a strong lead from Jeff Hogan and Jonathon Mosby.
Round 2 of the WAMX series, heads 600 kilometres east, to the historic goldfields town of Kalgoorlie. The Goldfields Motorcycle Club celebrates its 100th year, and this hard packed track is free-flowing and very fast, and favoured by many riders.
The Easter long weekend is a bumper double header with Juniors on Saturday and Seniors on Sunday.
The canteen will be open early for all your breaky/caffeine needs and the bar a little later on. Camping at the track is always a fun, carefree atmosphere and the town is plenty big enough for us rowdy mx crowd.
Pits will open early and they fill fast so be patient and considerate when getting a pitsite.
A huge ‘Thank you’ needs to go out to our sponsors for backing us again this year, Healthway and Smarter than Smoking as well as MWA, PerthMx.com, True Spirit, Sports Power Kalgoorlie for their support. To all the Officials and Volunteers who have put in the hard yards behind the scenes and to the clubs for putting up their hand to host a round.
Last years champions…
50 Auto- 3rd Bailey Smith, 2nd Tylar Solomon, 1st Liam Atkinson
65cc 7-U10- 3rd Seth Manuel, 2nd Dylan Vivian, 1st Jasyn Roney
65cc 10-U13- 3rd Corben Weinert, 2nd Jacob Daniels, 1st Regan Duffy
85cc 9-U12- 3rd Jacob Daniels, 2nd Regan Duffy, 1st Navrin Grothues
85cc 12-U14-3rd Mitchell Outram, 2nd Tom West, 1st Caleb Grothues
85cc 14-U16- 3rd Jared Connor, 2nd Jaden Tate, 1st Corey Draper
100cc/125cc 13-U15- 3rd Connor Teirney, 2nd Justin Hart, 1st Baylee Webb
100cc/125cc 15yrs- 3rd Jake Lee, 2nd Tommy Samson, 1st Jacob Schaafsma
128-150cc/250cc 13-U15- 1st Connor Teirney, 2nd Liam Whisler, 3rd Max Vlasich
128-150cc/250cc 15yrs- 3r Jesse Free, 2nd Ryan Scarlett, 1st Jake Pruitti
Well a new season of the Healthway, Smarter then smoking, Junior WAMX is quickly approaching and again the dedicated families are preparing for another fast paced, action packed calendar year. This year there we are back to 6 state rounds, 4 in the metro area and 2 in the country, we see Kalgoorlie back in for the 1st round over the Easter break.
2014 will kick off at the furthest track for the year, Kalgoorlie’s Ken Marshall complex hosting both Junior and Senior rounds over the long weekend of April 19th/20th. Always a great atmosphere when the Juniors and Seniors meet together and with the hard pack track, it should look at being an awesome weekend. Look out for Connor Tierney and Seth Manuel as the home track should give them a great start to the season.
The 2nd round will be held on the 18th May, in Bunbury, the first of the sand tracks. Always so well prepared, it should show some fast, action packed riding. Love or hate the sand, it has produced some fast riders with the likes of 3x state champ Baylee Webb and Stuart Eardley-Wilmot up there too, we should see some big things from this track.
Lightweight MCC in Byford will be host to round 3 on the 29th June, the second hard pack track. Always great to watch as they have some big jumps and great viewing of the whole track from the centre, means you can see all of the action. A big club with a large number of members means heaps of racing! It never fails to provide fast entertaining racing as the track changes over the day.
The forth state round held on the 27th July will see us head up the Perth hills to the Junior track of Chidlow. A hard, fast track with some big jumps, recently given a touch up, it should have a big turnout being a junior only club. Watch for Jacob Schaafsma and Liam Atkinson, both took home a State championship #1 trophy last season, we see Liam step up to the 65cc class, both will be awesome to watch.
Next we head to the beautiful Coastal club, August 17th. The second sand track of the season, it too is either loved or hated but always has a fantastic day of racing, with easy viewing around the whole track, you won’t miss a moment of the action. Keep an eye out for locals Gavin Heggs, Liam Whisler and “tiny but mighty”, Lewis Collier, who all give it 100%
Then they have saved the sandiest track for the lucky last round of the WAMX…Wanneroo, on the 14th September. If you can master this track, you can master anything with some of WAs finest coming from this track including Regan Duffy and Caleb Grothues, who both keep going from strength to strength. It will be a final worth watching as they take to the track and all the kids are racing to win.
Good luck to all the competitors and make sure you are familiar with all the Supp Regs and GCR’s. There is no excuse to not know anything, if in doubt ask! Remember to bring your flaggies, they are the most important people on the track as without them, no one can ride!
With bar and canteen facilities at all the tracks and all overlooking the action,there is no excuse to miss any of it. It should be a great year, with fantastic tracks and friendly people. Bring the family down to watch these awesome kids, from all over the state, as far away as Albany, Manjimup and up to Kununurra and Newman. Thanks to all the dedicated families who make this sport great. Again a huge thanks to our sponsors and supporters, Healthway, Smarter then smoking, Perthmx, True Spirit Photos, MWA and all the officials who work hard at keeping everything running smoothly and fairly! Here’s to a fantastic 2014. See you all bright and early in Kalgoorlie….book accommodation now!
Junior WAMX Dates
Kalgoorlie, 19th April
Bunbury, 18th May
Byford, 22nd June
Chidlow, 27th July
Coastal, 17th August
Wanneroo, 14th September
[anything-box title=”WAMX Junior Championship”]
Round 1 Goldfields MCC – Kalgoorlie 19th April
Round 2 Bunbury MCC – Bunbury 18th May
Round 3 Lightweight MCC – Byford 29th June
Round 4 WA Jnr MCC – Chidlow 27th July
Round 5 Coastal MCC – Henderson 17th August
Round 6 Wanneroo Jnr MCC – Wanneroo 14th September
[anything-box title=”WAMX Senior Championship”]
Round 1 Coastal MCC – Henderson 6th April
Round 2 Goldfields MCC – Kalgoorlie 20th April
Round 3 Bunbury MCC – Bunbury 15th June
Round 4 Geraldton MCC – Geraldton 6th July
Round 5 Lightweight MCC – Byford 10th August
Round 6 BSA MCC – Noble Falls 21st September
[anything-box title=”Quad and 2-Stroke Championship”]
Round 1 Lightweight MCC, Byford 20th July
Round 2 Bunbury MCC, Bunbury 17th August
The Championship Regulations are available for download on the Event page.
The WAMX Junior Trophy Presentation will be held at the Peel Thunder Football Club at Bendigo Bank Stadium (Dower St, Mandurah) from 10:30 am on Saturday 12th October.
Date: Saturday 12 October 2013
Time: 10.30 am
Venue: Peel Thunder Football Club, Bendigo Bank Stadium, Dower Street, Mandurah
Ticket: $40.00 per adult – $20.00 14 years old and under – Rider is free
See the flyer above for more details and click here to register now and purchase your tickets.
Another big turnout for the 2nd round of the Healthway, Smarter than smoking Junior State Championships. With a chilly start before sunrise, the sun was a welcome appearance in the pits, the rain held off and it turned into a beautiful day for riding.
First to take to the line, after practice, were the 128-150cc/250cc 13-U15. With Connor Teirney winning the 1st race, it was Stuart Eardley-Wilmot who used the home track to his advantage taking out the next two races. Liam Whisler also having a good run with Justin Hart not far off either. With Stuart finishing 1st overall with 2-1-1, Connor 2nd with 1-4-3, Liam one point off Connor in 3rd with 4-2-2, Justin in 4th with 3-3-5 and Max Vlasich rounding out the top 5.
The 85/150cc 9-U12 had a good turnout with 27 riders, the 1st race had alot of ups and downs with top riders going down, it left the rest of the field fighting it out. Navrin Grothues was consistent, holding onto the win and 1st for the day, while Regan Duffy had the rare bad race but took out the next 2 wins. Brady Gilmore also consistent holding onto 3rd leaving Jacob Daniels and Corben Weinert in 4th and 5th place overall, each finishing with 54 points. So Navrin taking 1st with a 1-2-2, Regan in 2nd with 6-1-1 and Brady in 3rd with 3-4-3.
With another perfect run in the 85/150cc 12-U14, Caleb Grothues had a flawless run, winning all 3 races with nearly 40secs on his closest competitor in every race. With only 3 points between 2nd and 4th the boys were fighting it out in every race, Billy Middleton holding onto 2nd over Kurt Oinn, Tom West and Jono Hartley finishing in the top 5. Caleb 1st with 1-1-1, Billy 2nd with 4-2-3 and Kurt in 3rd with 3-3-4.
From 33 riders in the 1st Big wheel class to only 11 in the 85/150cc 14-U16, the battles were just as good, as Jaden Tate and Corey Draper shared the wins, changing the lead several times each race, with Gavin Heggs and Jared Connor not far behind. Although Corey won the 1st race, it was Jaden who took out 1st overall with 2-1-1. Corey 2nd with 1-2-2, Gavin 3rd with 3-4-4, Jared in 4th with 5-5-3 and Aiden Johnstone rounding out the top 5.
The 50cc 7-U9 had plenty of action with Liam Atkinson winning the 1st and 3rd races but problems with his bike saw him come into the pits and lose his points in the second race. Leaving Tylar Solomon to take the top step of the podium at the end of the day. Bailey Smith and Mitchell Kendle also right up there. Tylar finishing the day 1st with 2-1-2, Bailey holding 2nd with 4-2-3, Bunbury’s Mitchell taking 3rd with 3-3-4, Liam in 4th with 1-0-1 and also from Bunbury, Jayden Helgeland finishing in the top 5.
The 65cc 10-U13 had Regan Duffy making no mistakes as he won every race over Corben Weinert. With usual front runner’s Jacob Daniels and Brady Gilmore not having the best luck most of the day, it left a big space for the younger riders to make up ground in the overall points. Christian Silvestro, Navrin Grothues, and Tyler Mitchell were happy to step in. Regan claiming 1st with 1-1-1, Corben 2nd with 2-2-2, Christian in 3rd with 6-5-3, Navrin in 4th with 4-4-7 and 5th place going to Bunbury boy Tyler with 3-6-9.
The combined 100/125cc 13-U15 and 15yrs saw Bunburys Baylee Webb win the 1st and 3rd races but he didn’t take the home track advantage into the 2nd race as he came off, managing to finish in 7th place and still 2nd for the day. Connor Teirney took the win in the 2nd and stayed top 3 for the other 2 races, holding the top spot overall, with Justin Hart consistent in 3rd overall, only 2 points off Baylee. 4th and 5th going to Jack Bright and Max Vlasich. So Connor in 1st with 3-1-2, Baylee in 2nd with 1-7-1 and Justin in 3rd with 2-2-4.
Next up were the 65cc 7-U10s, Bunbury boy Dylan Vivian took off fast, grabbing the holeshot from Jasyn Roney, but as they went on, Dylans bike started losing power giving Jasyn a free run to take the win. The 2nd race saw the same problem and a borrowed bike in the 3rd didn’t give him much luck either, the biggest thing with these races was that Dylan never gave up, still holding off the other kids to still finish 4th overall. Jasyn riding faultlessly all day taking all 3 wins with Seth Manuel and Myles Gilmore left to battle 2nd and 3rd for the day. Jasyn 1st with 1-1-1, Seth 2nd with 2-2-3, Myles in 3rd with 4-3-2, Dylan holding 4th with 3-5-4 and Evan Browne rounding out the top 5.
The little 50cc Demo class, never fails to show us determination, as they battled not just each other but the track, giving 100%, they are great to watch, awesome job to Jake Rumens, Tyson Silvestro, Jaylee Rimbas, Dylan Dixon, Campbell Black, Zayne Trebilcock, Taj Moore, Tommy Doggen, Kayden Minear and Jedd Paterson.
Last but not least the 128-150cc/250cc 15 years, had some fantastic racing with the top 5 all riding consistently, 1st and 2nd held their spots all day and 3rd, 4th and 5th sharing it around with only 3 points between them. It was Jake Pruiti who held onto 1st over Jake Fewster in 2nd, which left Ryan Scarlett, from Bunbury, Mackenzie Shepherd and Jesse Free to fight it out. Pruiti, 1st with 1-1-1, Fewster in 2nd with 2-2-2, Ryan in 3rd with 6-3-3 and Mackenzie and Jesse even in 4th and 5th with 52 points.
With an almost perfect day, a few minor injuries at 1st aid, the track and grounds were fantastic and a big well done to the Bunbury club for a great round. Thank you to all the volunteers and the behind the scene helpers. Huge Thanks to our sponsors, Healthway, Smarter than smoking and MWA, also to Murray Wests EMG, Chain Reaction, True Spirit Photos, PCW and Goldfields People hire. To the clubs, officials, families and riders for the constant support, we will see you all at the 3rd Round to be held at the hard pack track of the Lightweight MC club at Byford. Entries close 2/6/13 and late entries until 9/6/13.
A fantastic turnout of riders and spectators gathered at Coastal Park, Henderson for the kick start to their season at Round 1 of the WAMX Junior state championship season. And what a day it was!
A track immaculately prepared, however renowned for being a grueling and unforgiving circuit for riders unprepared for the loamy sand surface.
The 85cc/150cc 12-14 opened proceedings and World Champ Caleb Grothues was a pure joy to watch. Whilst no other rider came near the number 60 machine he in creased his lead in all three motos and at one stage lapped all back to 10th place and held a 34 second lead. Tom West tried his heart out picking up two seconds and a third with Mitch Outram, Billy Middleton, Blake Helgeland, Dale Doutch and Jono Hartley tussling.
85cc/150cc 14-16 saw fierce tough racing from Cory Draper, Jayden Tate, Jared Connor and Jake Bishop. Tate took two moto wins from Draper who took the opening moto. Gavin Heggs was consistently up in the top five.
The 50cc Auto class was dominated by Liam Atkinson who took a clean sweep of the days racing with Tylar Soloman, Bailey Smith, Tyler Holdcroft, Jake Harvey, and Jethro Carriage.
The 65cc 10-13provide further great racing with Regan Duffy, Jacob Daniels, Navrin Grothues, Tyler Mitchell, Christian Silvestro and Corben Weinert. You can expect big things to emerge from within this class in the future.
Combining classes is never easy, but it proved to be one of the biggest and most popular with the spectators when the 100/125 cc classes 13-15 were merged.
Baylee Webb picked up from last season’s success and tore up Coastal Park with Connor Tierney, Max Vlasich, Tommy Samson, Justin Hart, Josh Marple, Jack Bright and Jordan Diable, and it was great seeing Jacob Schaafsma back out on the bike after missing last season through injury.
65cc 7-10 again providing some talent, led by Jasyn Roney who was runner up in the 50cc Auto Championships last season. On Sunday, Roney dominated all three motos from Dylan Vivian, Seth Manuel, Ethan Furnell, Evan Browne and Myles Gilmore.
Down on numbers but not on spirit was the 50cc Demo class, and the kids toughed out the deep sand with Dylan Dixon, Jaylee Rimbass, Tyler Norgate, Jake Rumens, Marley Karafil, Casey Furnell, Taj Moore and Kayden Minear.
128cc/150/250 15years started out as the Jake Fewster and Jake Pruiti show, with both riders simply outstanding in the sand. Jesse Free tried his heart out battling with a consistent Ryan Scarlett, Mackenzie Shepherd, Dylan Hogan and Jake Cryne.
Fewster was forced to retire from the final moto with obvious clutch issues. Rest assured that the battle for the points will continue at Bunbury!
128cc/150/250 13-15years had all on their toes as Connor Tierney, Liam Whisler, Max Vlasich, Stuart Eardley-Wilmot, Steven Pocock and Jesse Hogan took to the track. Tierney took the class win for the day but it was tight in the top three with Vlasich, Eardley-Wilmot battling with the much improved Liam Whisler.
85cc/150 9-12 had two moto wins to Regan Duffy with Navrin Grothues, Tyler Mitchell, Jacob Daniels, Ben Sainsbury, Brady Gilmore and Corben Weinert all fighting throughout the three motos all inside the top five.
The crowd lined the fence to greet the riders and show the appreciation for a top day of racing and great sportsmanship out on the track as riders shook hands and congratulated each other on some top level racing in a physically and emotionally draining day, on a track which certainly tested the limits of rider and machine.
Great atmosphere and thanks to WAMX Junior and the host club Coastal Park, yet again setting the benchmark for facilities and track prep. Congratulations to all riders, who did themselves and their respective classes proud. Next round is at Bunbury and with the break between rounds allows plenty of time for training, fitness and practice, and with the competition hot on the track; every rider will be out to improve on their first round results.
The Overall Results after Round 1 http://www.mylaps.com/en/events/882619
100cc/125cc 15 years
1 351 Tommy Samson
2 37 Jordan Diable
3 109 Jacob Schaafsma
1 63 Baylee Webb
2 610 Connor Tierney
3 324 Justin Hart
128cc-150cc/250cc 13-u15 yrs
1 1 Connor Tierney
2 214 Liam Whisler
3 2 Max Vlasich
128cc-150cc/250cc 15 yrs
1 66 Jake Pruiti
2 713 Jesse Free
3 5 Ryan Scarlett
1 241 Liam Atkinson
2 136 Tylar Solomon
3 198 Bailey Smith
65cc 10-u13 yrs
1 118 Regan Duffy
2 220 Jacob Daniels
3 620 Navrin Grothues
65cc 7-u10 yrs
1 666 Jasyn Roney
2 188 Dylan Vivian
3 212 Evan Browne
85cc/150cc 12-u14 yrs
1 60 Caleb Grothues
2 65 Tom West
3 293 Jonathon Hartley
85cc/150cc 14-u16 yrs
1 183 Jaden Tate
2 545 Corey Draper
3 33 Jared Connor
1 220 Jacob Daniels
2 118 Regan Duffy
3 620 Navrin Grothues
A first for the season was PerthMX broadcasting live from the event with video and audio. This will become a future permanent fixture at selected major WA events.
You can listen to Sunday’s action as well as all the podium speeches on this week’s MX Weekly radio show, http://www.perthmx.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18752