Race fans, you do not want to be anywhere other than Hendley Park, Byford for the super huge double block buster for the 6th and final round of the Make Smoking History WAMX State Championships.

It is definitely down to the business end of the season, this final round over Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th of September will see champions crowned in ultimate state championship victory.  The Championship series has never been so close and tightly fought, with point up for grabs to decide this year’s title holders.  Some may be in the bag, yet with three races remaining in all classes, it is never over until the final flag fall.

Significant track layout and surface changes have been underway at Hendley Park Byford, giving the hard packed track a more eastern states feel, it is without doubt going to sort many riders out and make this epic final round an absolute hard fought race round.

Lets take a comprehensive look at the Junior field ready to drawn their final battle lines on season 2016 on Saturday September 17th.  For many, their last round in junior racing before moving into senior ranks, and for quite a few, their last race before the AJMX at Renmark in South Australia.

Quads Limited 7-11Years
Nichole McDonnell may have the series lead, however the hard charging Brooke Hollins took a clean sweep of the previous round and is sitting in third in the standings from Kiera-Lily Buckley.  With many of these quad riders ready to tackle the technical and all new Byford layout, the Limited Quads will be out to impress.
Quads Limited 7-11Years Standings After Two Rounds:
1    42    NICHOLE MCDONNELL    195
2    43    KIERA-LILY BUCKLEY    182
3    60    BROOKE HOLLINS    175
4    16    MEA DOWSETT    168
5    94    BRIDIE PEARSE    131

Josh McQuade

Quads Competition 8-12 Years
Series leader Josh McQuade will be keen to cement his championship hopes, yet will need to keep out the inform Keenan Murphy and Azmin Pearse. The top three are within a chance for the title and Deegan Lough will be out to recapture his early round success with Amira Schmid, Harrison Hayes, Zara Porter, Josh Squires and Brooke Hollins all champing at the bit for some solid results.

Quads Competition 8-12 Years Standings After Two Rounds:
1    14    JOSH MCQUADE     207
2    636    KEENAN MURPHY    180
3    88    AZMIN PEARSE    151
4    141    JOSH SQUIRES    150
5    34    DEEGAN LOUGH    143

Quads Blasters 12-16 Years
Series leader Jaae Dowsett will be hard to hold back, Jacob Bosustow and Caelan Campione will need to get their starts on point if they are to make a charge for the title.  Andrew Soltoggio and Flynn Burton hold down fourth and fifth in the season standings.
Quads Blasters 12-16 Years Standings After Two Rounds:
1    37    JAE DOWSETT    210
2    20    JAKOB BOSUSTOW    192
3    10    CAELAN CAMPIONE    170
4    49    ANDREW SOLTOGGIO    169
5    48    FLYNN BURTON    163

Kayden Minear

Kayden Minear
50cc Auto
He has been the standout and series leader Kayden Minear holds a very comfortable 51 point lead heading into this final round.  Patrick Butler, Jake Rumens and Seth Shackleton loom as the big three capable of snaring a victory, with  Ricky Skalecki, Jack Bakker, Connor Wiese ,Tyson Silvestro, Sonny Pellicano and Jai Love all showing some very strong results across the previous rounds, holding them in good stead into this last round at Hendley Park.

Season Standings After 5 Rounds
1    104    KAYDEN MINEAR    471
2    218    PATRICK BUTLER    420
3    547    JAKE RUMENS    399
4    111    SONNY PELLICANO    390
5    665    SETH SHACKLETON    390

65cc 7-10 Years
The benchmark continues in the 65’s for Kayden Minear, the series leader heading into the final round by a mere 18 points from the hard charging Seth Clark, Tate Paganini, Deacon Paice and Seth Shackleton.  The top five have all been brilliant this season, recording mighty results in a star studded field.  You can bet that this class will go down to the final moto for ultimate victory and a champion crowned.  The depth of upcoming talent is huge, Patrick Butler, Taj Moore, Sonny Pellicano, Dylan Dixon and Nate Graham just to name a few to keep a watchful eye on.

Season Standings After 5 Rounds
1    104    KAYDEN MINEAR    491
2    399    SETH CLARK    473
3    520    TATE PAGANINI    396
4    621    DEACON PAICE    395
5    665    SETH SHACKLETON    361

Liam Atkinson

Liam Atkinson holeshot WAMX
65cc 10-12 Years
The rumble in the jungle will conclude in the outstanding race battle between series leader Liam Atkinson and second placed Myles Gilmore.  3 points split them, and has been the order of the series with a scattering of points splitting both of these determined riders.   Behind them it has been a supporting act between Brock Flynn, Tylar Soloman, Harrison Tapper, Jake Turner, Seann Arrowsmith, Isaac Atkins, Finley Maton and Jye Tomerini.  This three race showdown will be sensational at Byford.
Season Standings After 5 Rounds
1    241    LIAM ATKINSON    496
2    699    MYLES GILMORE    493
3    136    TYLAR SOLOMON    399
4    382    BROCK FLYNN    388
5    211    HARRISON TAPPER    379

85/150cc 9-12 Years
Racing a double class has ensured that both the 65cc and 85cc spectators have been the victors with close, tight fierce rivalry and a 9 point split in the title chase between series leader Myles Gilmore and Liam  Atkinson.  They have been the standout and the story of the year.  The battle behind these two for third in the standings will be fought out between Brock Flynn,  Kaj Radcliffe and Jake Turner, yet all eyes will be on the dynamic duo of Gilmore and Atkinson.

Season Standings After 5 Rounds
1    699    MYLES GILMORE    489
2    241    LIAM ATKINSON    480
3    382    BROCK FLYNN    431
4    370    KAJ RADCLIFFE    413
5    504    JAKE TURNER    369

Conan Forrester


85/150cc 12-16 Years
With the top contenders for the championship Brady Gilmore and Corben Weinert both going down with injury within the space of two weeks, the new series leader has three races remaining to seal the win.  The comeback kid Conan Forrester now holds a 26 point lead from the high flying and hard charging Rhys Burnett.  Throw into the mix Christian Silvestro Tyler Mitchell, Sam Stephen, Revonn Nieuwoudt, Kallum Jackman and Liam Darbyshire and this class will be an absolute hot mix of talent ready to shake up the hard packed surfaces at Byford.
Season Standings After 5 Rounds
1    601    CONAN FORRESTER    448
2    311    RHYS BURNETT    422
3    29    BRADY GILMORE    390
4    101    SAM STEPHEN    371
5    14    CORBEN WEINERT    356

Regan Duffy

100cc-125cc 13-15 Years
He has one hand on the title, but make no mistake he won’t be taking it easy, with a 54 point lead Regan Duffy will be out to secure every possible race win.  With Corben Weinert and Brady Gilmore absent through injury,  the quiet achiever, Jacob Daniels moved into second in the series behind Duffy.  Evan Browne, Christian Silvestro,  Revonn Nieuwoudt and Tahlia O’Hare will be the threats to keep everyone on their A Game, with starts critical at Byford.
Season Standings After 5 Rounds
1    118    REGAN DUFFY    473
2    220    JACOB DANIELS    419
3    14    CORBEN WEINERT    362
4    212    EVAN BROWNE    351
5    616    REVONN NIEUWOUDT    345

Billy Middleton

100cc-125cc 15 Years
With a second place at the previous round, this moved Mitch Outram into the series lead by 16 points from second placed Billy Middleton who took the round win.  It will be another exciting three moto dash for maximum points with riders vying for the points including Kurt Oinn,  Austin Ridley and Sam Baxter.
Season Standings After 5 Rounds
1    62    MITCHELL OUTRAM    497
2    61    BILLY MIDDLETON    481
3    96    KURT OINN    412
4    65    AUSTIN RIDLEY    393
5    66    SAM BAXTER    384

128cc-150cc/250cc 13-16 Years

50 points split series leader Billy Middleton from round 5 podium winner Regan Duffy.  Kurt Oinn holds third in the standing yet Mitchell Outram and Kai Stephen were in top form and carry momentum heading into this last round, before heading to South Australia and the Australian Junior MX Championships.  Riders with an opportunity to secure a final round points chase down include Nick Williamson, Tahlia O’Hare, Nathan Rodgers, Liam Ford and Joe Di Guilio.

Season Standings After 5 Rounds
1    61    BILLY MIDDLETON    476
2    118    REGAN DUFFY    426
3    96    KURT OINN    398
4    62    MITCHELL OUTRAM    340
5    54    KAI STEPHEN    333

Whilst various classes look to be locked up and decided, it is never over until the final flag fall.  Round 6 is a massive double header of juniors and seniors on September 17th and 18th, the Lightweight Motorcycle Club will be the destination for Western Australia’s top motocross riders all vying for championship glory.

WA Champions, Australian Champions and World Champions- the WAMX series has continued to build the foundations for our junior riders to seize their opportunities.
Host Club: Lightweight Motorcycle Club
Contact Information:  http://www.lightweightmcc.com.au/

Where: Hendley Park South West Hwy Whitby (Byford)

When: Saturday September 17th

Full class results available on www.mylaps.com
More details: www.wamx.com.au
Official photos: www.truespiritphotos.com



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