Rough, tough and a whole lot of mud; Round 3 of the WAMX Make Smoking History State Junior Motocross Championship Series turned pretty slick at Cranbrook District Motorcycle Club on the 6th of July. A day to be had by many with a few looking over the track and the facilities for the first time. Cranbrook have been preparing themselves all year to make the day unforgettable. Tremendous efforts being put in by the officials, volunteers, families, parents and riders to make Sukey Hill superb. While Collie was impressive it was time for Cranbrook to come in and charm the mx riders with their country style. A long straight that saw competitors’ gun it out to push past others, while unfamiliar jumps and turns caught some out and saw others in daring positions. While we hoped the day was phenomenal, we wish to thank all those for the smooth running of the weekend and wish all everyone safe riding and awesome times ahead!

Girls 12-U16 Years

Out to start the day, the girl’s class was fit and flaring. In the beginning for moto one saw Hannah Stewart race out to take the lead but had Jaylee Rimbas closely on her tail; by the end, Jaylee managed to squeeze past Hannah to take first position. Summer Mills, Phoebe Bronwin and Laura Featherherst-Dawes took it simple and calm through moto one. Moto two saw Hannah and Jaylee at it again with a cross-over of positions with Jaylee securing first and Hannah second. By the end for moto three everyone was quite content with their positions however there was a position change in the last lap with Laura overtaking Summer to take third place. On the podium at the end of the day was Jaylee Rimbas in first, Phoebe Bronwin in second and Summer Mills in third.

1st Jaylee Rimbas #826
2nd Phoebe Bronwin #730
3rd Summer Mills #301

65cc 7-U10 Years

Cool, calm and collected the 65cc class were. Despite some few rough starts, everyone managed to find their footing and enjoy the track. The first moto saw a few karate kid chop ‘n’ changes however most riders decided to pair up and overtake one another throughout the race. However, from position thirteenth onwards was where the action was at. Lots of riders pushing through to make the top ten but many had to battle it out with their fellow mx riders to make those positions. Moto two of the day for the younger 65cc class saw Mason Brown and Devin Buckley keep it straight with only a swift move here and there with also Jai Errey and Luca Novello coming through from the back to secure fifteenth and thirteenth. The last moto for these young guns, saw many who started in a certain position finish in that exact position. Maybe the track got to them in the end or it was a cool trick musted up by the riders…The final podium for the class was Mason Brown in first, Devin Buckley in second and Luca Novello in third.

1st Mason Brown #658
2nd Devin Buckley #518
3rd Luca Novello #276

65cc 10-U12 Years

Taking into consideration being a combine 65cc class, the first moto for the older 65cc class saw Kayden Minear and Patrick Butler keep a stunning straight line to finish first and second respectively with Sonny Pellicano pushing past Connor Wise to make fourth while Connor finished fifth. The second moto of the day pushed many to their limits and contained a few position changes (from the combined 65cc class) with Patrick moving from third to second, Indy Radcliffe from eighth to sixth, Rohan Schmid from eighteenth to twelfth and Kaidan Freight from twelfth to ninth. The last moto saw a cross over from Kaidan Freight and Chantz Napier, while many of the other riders seemed happy to plod around in the respective starting positions. The final podium was Kayden Minear in first, Patrick Butler in second and Sonny Pellicano in third.

1st Kayden Minear #104
2nd Patrick Butler #218
3rd Sonny Pellicano #111

100cc-125cc 13-U16 Years

The EXP Resources 100cc-125cc 13-U16 Years class saw fantastic racing by its competitors. In the first moto there was a battle between Cody Chittick and Liam Atkinson as they went back and forth at least three times. Brock Flynn and Camball McMahon changed twice while Jake Turner rode from the back of the pack to land in sixth position. Zac Saffioti managed to keep his own with staying with his starting position and was the only one to do so throughout the whole of moto one. Moto two saw Seth Manuel rise and take fifth spot with Jay White reached for tenth and landed it while Kaj Radcliffe battled it out with Ben Cook and West Reid to secure eighth position. The final race for this class saw Hayden O’Leary and Kayne Alexander have a little tough out of their own with a slight position change; Jay White pushed from the back to secure ninth with Bailey Smith landing eighth and West Reid keeping it cool with a seventh. Final podium placers for the day was Brock Flynn in first, Jake Turner in second and Cody Chittick in third.

1st Brock Flynn #60
2nd Jake Turner #604
3rd Cody Chittick #39

Quad Comp 250cc 13-U16 Years

The Quad comp class tore it up out on the track with Joshua McQuade managing to keep his first position all throughout moto one with Deegan Lough following in second. Amba Boland and Jack Sawyer had a slight shift with Jack coming through and taking third position over Amba. Amira Schmid, Keenan Murphy and Bailey Langridge all kept tail on one another and stayed secured in their own positions. Race two for the Quad comp class saw the positions of first from fourth keep it straight but from fifth to seventh it was on like Donkey Kong. Amba moved from fifth to last to then come back at a sensational fifth position over taking both Amira and Bailey throughout the battle. The last moto and mud might have got to all of the riders with all of them keeping the same position throughout. Final podium placers were Joshua McQuade in first, Deegan Lough in second and Jack Sawyer in third.

1st Joshua McQuade #14
2nd Deegan Lough #34
3rd Jack Sawyer #122

50cc Auto

A day for the 50cc Auto class that was for sure. A new track to test their skills and also the mud for which many sure had fun in. Moto one saw Mason Brown and Ollie Birkitt keep their first and second place positions throughout all laps while Deegan Fort literally fought through the pack from eight to finish third. But not without a fight from Nate Tomerini and Brax Johnson. Van Haberley came from the back to secure tenth position over Brax Chetwynd, Kai Sheahan and Noah Thomas. The second race for the class saw positions first to fifth as still with no cross- overs at all. Some action though between Charlie Butler, Albie Reeve and Sol Pellicano with Dylan Robinson keeping his cool throughout the battle. The last moto was all or nothing with Sonny Fiford pushing himself into eleventh position while Van Haberley moving into ninth, Dylan Robinson into sixth, Deegan Fort into fourth and Ollie Birkitt into second. The final podium for the day was Mason Brown in first, Ollie Birkitt in second and Nate Tomerini in third.

1st Mason Brown #658
2nd Ollie Birkitt #610
3rd Nate Tomerini #437

85cc/150cc 12-U16 Years

Eager to get their bikes out onto the new track many of the riders kept their bikes in good standing throughout the first moto. A slight shift in the beginning between Deacon Paice and Dylan Walsh for first and second; a change between Kai Pratt and Mitchell Ackland; Max Devery pushing from the back into eleventh and Brodie Taylor finding motivation to secure tenth place. The second race saw Bailey Smith keeping tails on Deacon Paice in second position while Elijah Thorn came from last into thirteenth. The third and final moto for the class for the day saw Isaac Atkins and Bailey Smith have a little battle with Isaac moving down a couple of places while Jordan Minear moved up into fourth. Noah Thorn got some grip and moved into tenth about Charlie Bartlett, Max Devery and Brodie Taylor. On the podium at the end was Deacon Paice in fist, Dylan Walsh in second and Bailey Smith in third.

1st Deacon Paice #621
2nd Dylan Walsh #61
3rd Bailey Smith #51

85cc/150cc 9-U12 Years

What a whirlwind of a race between the top riders of the 85cc/150cc 9-U12 Years class. Kai McGinty and Kayden Minear got into it at the beginning with both of them going back and forth at least three times for position changes. Jake Rumens and Patrick Butler had a battle of their own while Sonny Pellicano fought it out with Connor Wiese; Charlie Weightman took over Indy Radcliffe while Skye Graham moved up and over Jake Hosking to take sixteenth.  The second moto saw Lara O’Leary and Chloe Collis had a battle of their own at the back with changes of positions twice, however Lara got the better and finished above Chloe taking eighteenth. Jet Keenan pushed past Jake Hosking while Declan Caldwell managed to race his way into eleventh above Nate Graham, Indy Radcliffe, Skye Graham and Brayden Upperton. The final moto for the class saw a few probably getting a little tired and so kept their positions straight at the end. Taj Moore went straight up into fourth position while many others had little pass overs, but nothing to the extreme. Final podium placers for the day were Kayden Minear in first, Patrick Butler in second and Kai McGinty in third.

1st Kayden Minear #104
2nd Patrick Butler #218
3rd Kai McGinty #407

128cc-150cc/250cc 13-U16 Years

The Boxline Industries 128cc-150cc/250cc 13-U16 Years class was action packed in the beginning. Jake Turner in the beginning of moto one overtook Cody Chittick for first place. Seth Manuel rose above Brock Flynn to take second while Haiden Hills, Corey Smith, Cameron Carter and Liam Atkinson all fought hard to keep their positions at the back of the pack. Moto two again saw all top positions change throughout with Liam Atkinson taking the lead with Cody following closely behind while Jay White went from eleventh to eighth to beat Haiden Hills, Will Rush and Ross Harron. The last race might have got to the riders with many not bothering to fight the mud and but keep themselves on the bike to see the chequered flag at the end. There was some battle between Jay White, Ross Harron and Mitch Killeen with Ross overtaking the majority to come out with a seventh place. The final podium for the day was Jake Turner in first, Cody Chittick in second and Liam Atkinson in third.

1st Jake Turner #604
2nd Cody Chittick #39
3rd Liam Atkinson #27

Quad Comp 8-U12 Years

A steady race in the beginning for the competitors in the Quad Comp 8-U12 Years class. Jack M Lobb, Rohan Schmid, Sari Lough and Riona Schmid all kept it clean with all riders testing out the track for the first moto of the day. However, the next race saw some action between Jack, Riona and Sari with jack moving into second, Sari third and Riona fourth. Rohan kept it good with his first-place position in the second moto. While the mud got to a few, the quads kept it at bay with all riders keeping their same starting positions. Final podium placers for the day was Jack M Lobb in first, Rohan Schmid in second and Sari Lough in third.

1st Jack M Lobb #16
2nd Rohan Schmid #262
3rd Sari Lough #134

A great that was had, and the Junior riders put on a show despite some fog and mud. An awesome atmosphere all around the venue and many laughs shared on the day. Thank you to Cranbrook District Motorcycle Club who put up a good effort to keep the day going and also for their first state round. Now onto the next…The next round for the Juniors (Round 4) is at WAJMCC in Chidlow. A favourite among riders and it will test some new comers who have yet to see what they are in for. Be sure to keep up to date with WAMX by following us on Facebook, Instagram and even watch our YouTube videos. We will see you all out there!

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