For Immediate Release:
WAMX Press Release
Perth Western Australia
Images: True Spirit Photos/Gordon Pettigrew.
It has been eight long months since the Healthways Make Smoking History WAMX State Championships series wrapped up, and this year, the waiting is over with the double header season opener returning to Geraldton, four hours’ drive north of Perth on May 14th and 15th.
With the Juniors on Saturday kicking off the two day blockbuster hosted by the Geraldton Junior and Senior Motocross Club. The opening round is always difficult to predict yet we can give you an insight into the riders lining up.
50cc Auto Class
Aussie Champ Kayden Minear will no doubt shine in the opening round yet there have been plenty of riders making huge improvements. Charlie Weightman, Leah Rimbas, Cohen Guyatt, Patrick Butler, Jake Rumens and Sonny Pellicano are only a few to mention, but they will be worthy of a podium given the depth of this class and with some riders from the northern regions of the state entering there is an opportunity for an upset.
With a long off season this has given plenty of training to the riders and don’t discount Dylan Dixon, Kayden Minear, Deacon Paice, Liam Hogan, Taj Moore, Jaylee Rimbas and Jake Rumens putting in solid laps in the opening round in the younger age group.
Liam Atkinson, Myles Gilmore, Brock Flynn, and Jake Turner have been impressive and will be sure to fire up in the older age group.
The familiar names now stepping up into the larger class will certainly be exciting to watch with Liam Atkinson, Jaylee Rimbas, Myles Gilmore and Deacon Paice while in the older age group it will be a red hot class to watch the action. Ryan Bradshaw has been in top form and Cody Chittick, Corben Weinert, Seth Manuel and Evan Browne will take the racing to the next level.
Again the familiar names from the smaller capacity classes will be in with a chance but also in the older age group Billy Middleton, Mitch Outram, Ben Tredinnick, Kai Stephen, Austin Ridley and Kurt Oinn are a dynamic force.
The cream rises to the top in the Juniors premiere class, Mat Fabry, Mitch Outram, Kyle Gillespie, Regan Duffy, Ryan Copley, Tahlia O’Hare are ready for the gates to drop, with some riders looking at their last season in Juniors, you can be guaranteed that the opening round at Geraldton will be a cracker!
The Senior Classes will line up for the opening motos on Sunday with a different format for this year to shake up the series and add some spice to the racing.
In the Clubman All Powers Challenge, Shaun Roser, Daniel James, Cody Hunt, Luke Gaske, Jay Sumaryo and Brock Fiaschi have all been strong finishers in previous years, and with the new format there is also an air of expect the unexpected at Geraldton! The Veterans Class will have familiar names of Trevor Unstead, Dean Crosswell, Scott Petricevich and Tim Dunstan lining up for racing.
Current Australian and WA champ Chris Bosnakis is in the USA living his dream of trying to secure a fulltime Pro Quad career. This opens the door for Luke Gaisford, Tyron Robertson, Bryce Clark and Adam Filbey to tear up the opening round at Gerladton on a track that the riders will love the air time and spectators will love the tight and technical layout.
There have been record numbers entering the Geraldton round. History will be made as the largest entries to date line up in the Women’s Class with defending Champion Chelsea Blakers ready to go head to head with Women’s World MX Championship contender and multiple champ Jess Moore. Together with the young sharp shooters of the Bagnall sisters, Lilly Kent, Tayla Cryne, Lana Woodhead, Che Ebert and many other ladies ready to bang bars.
A multiple champ, crowd favourite and defending champion Dean Porter will be keen to get his title defence underway. The MX1 class is bursting with talent and some familiar faces returning to action with Tyson Whincup, Charlie Creech, Craig Bolton, Mitch Taylor, Anthony Rubotham, Paul Humberston and Jake Watling amongst others.
Anticipation and solid entries for the MX2 class will have our reigning champion Dylan Heard on his A game with the high flying Justin Hart, Jacob Schaafsma, Johnathon Hartley and Tom West ready to answer the critics as they move up into the Pro ranks.
Get ready to see the season rip into life at Land Fill Lane, Geraldton, WA
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Host club info: http://www.geraldtonmx.com/
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2016 Make Smoking History Calendar
Geraldton Motorcycle Club – Geraldton 15th May
BSA and Harley Davidson Motorcycling Club – Gidgegannup 19th June
Coastal Motorcycle Club – Coastal Park – Henderson 10rd July
Bunbury Motorcycling Club – Shrubland Park – Bunbury 24th July
Southern Cross Motorcycling Club – Southern Cross 14th August
Lightweight Motorcycle Club – Henley Park – Byford 18th Sept
Geraldton Motorcycle Club – Geraldton 14th May
Beverley Motorcycling Club – Beverley 12th June
Coastal Motorcycle Club – Coastal Park – Henderson 3th July
WAJMCC – Eric Walter Park – Chidlow 31st July
Wanneroo Junior Motorcycling Club – Pinjar Park – Wanneroo 28th August
Lightweight Motorcycle Club – Henley Park – Byford – 17th Sept