What an awesome day of racing at The WAMX Make Smoking History Junior State Round 5 after a chilly start the sun shone and so did our juniors riders. This round was hosted by the Wanneroo Junior Motocross Club and after near perfect weather in the lead up to this round the track looked in prime condition.
First to hit the track were the up and coming stars in the 50cc Demo Class Charlie Butler, Brax Mannion, Ryder Bolland, Sonny Fiford, Sol Pellicano, Cooper Doyle, Cooper Holden, Ryder O’Grady, Jaxon O’Grady, Hunter Davies, Reilly Anderson and Cailee Crackel all rode like champions.
Kayden Minear used his home track knowledge and took out all three moto wins in the 85cc 9-U12 years ahead of Deacon Paice and Seth Shackleton all three who will be heading off to represent Australia at the World Junior Motocross Championships very soon. At this stage of the series Minear holds the Red Plate and has extended his lead to 59 points in front of Paice with Shackleton a further 12 points behind.
Mason Brown did it again in the 50cc Auto 7-U9 years straight moto wins in this round, Deegan Fort who seems to be back in form in second and newcomer Nate Tomerini in third. Brown still holds the Red Plate for the series with a 65 point lead over Deegan Fort and now sees Blake Mannion move up to third place.
The 100-125cc 13-U16 years Class is always action packed and it definitely didn’t disappoint with Regan Duffy taking the top spot on the podium ahead of Corben Weinert and Rhys Burnett with Cody Richards and Seth Manuel rounding out the top five. Rhys Burnett has held on to the Red Plate and holds a narrow 10 point lead over Seth Manuel with Corben Weinert only a further 13 points behind in third.
Kayden Minear again showed some near perfect racing in the 65cc 10-U12 years taking all three race wins. Ahead of Jake Rumens in second and Deacon Paice holding on for third. Kayden Minear is the series leader with a huge lead of 71 points over Deacon Paice, with Patrick Butler 22 points behind in third. But Jake Rumens has hit some great form and could be one to watch in the final round with only 10 points behind in fourth.
The younger class 65cc 7-10 years it was a repeat of the last round with Seth Shackleton making it straight wins in all three moto’s, with Sonny Pellicano in second place on the podium and Indy Radcliffe taking third place. Shackleton retains the red plate for this round with a commanding 95 point lead separating him and Indy Radcliffe with Connor Wiese in third but Pelicano is closing the gap on Wiese.
Brock Flynn was on fire in the 85/150cc 12-U16 Years Class, and keeping it upright securing all three moto wins on the day ahead of Dylan Walsh in second place and Jake Turner rounding out the top three. Brock Flynn continues to hold the Red Plate extending his lead to 50 point over Jake Turner with Dylan Walsh in third but only 9 points behind.
Riding at his home track Keenan Murphy made it look easy in the Quads 90cc Competition 8-U12 years securing all three wins on the day with Riona Schmid making her debut on the podium in second and Nichole McDonnell in third. Murphy holds the Red Plate in the series 110 points head of Sari Lough and Nichole McDonnell.
With a few of the quads suffering with DNF’s this round reliability was a key factor in the Quad Up to 250cc Competition 12-U16 Years and we saw this with Jae Dowsett who was again out in front with impressive wins in all three moto’s, with Flynn Burton in second holding off Brooke Hall in third. Dowsett leads by 55 points over Burton and Hall holds her third place in the championship.
The 128cc-150cc/200cc-250cc 13-U16 Years was the stand out class to watch with Regan Duffy dominating at his home track, many laps have been done around this track by Regan and he won all three moto’s ahead of the ever impressive Corben Weinert with Rhys Burnett rounding out the top three. Rhys Burnett is still the series lead 14 point ahead of Conan Forrester with 12 point between him and Seth Manuel in third.
The deciding round of the series for the 2018 series will be Coastal Motorcycle Club, on Saturday the 15th September 2018. Entries are open until the 1st September 2018 after this date late fees apply so get your entries in so you don’t miss out on seeing who will be crowned champions in each class. Head to www.wamx.com.au and follow the links.
Pictures Courtesy of True Spirit Photography.