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Bunbury, Western Australia

 

 

                                              

The South West of WA is a popular holiday destination, and the hub of the area is its unofficial capital, Bunbury.  Whilst many may dispute that fact, one cannot dispute that Bunbury was the mecca for motocross as round 4 of the 2016 of the Make Smoking History WAMX Senior State Championship, went all out- wearing pink in aid of supporting Breast Cancer at the Bunbury Motorcycle Club on Sunday July 24th.

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With this being the last of the sand rounds, the Shrubland Park circuit was in pristine condition at day’s beginning and with a bumper rider entry from across the state, it sliced, diced, spat out and dished up some of the best racing of the season, with the state championship titles all but wrapped up in some classes, and in the balance in others.

All Powers Challenge/Veterans Class

Again there were disappointing numbers in the Vets which had them mixed with the All Powers Clubman class for this round.  Scott Petricevich was dominant from Trevor Unstead, and they were the two standouts for the Vets, as the All Powers would register Kylan Black as the round winner by virtue of his strong first and last moto results.  Black struggled with the second moto in the six lap sprint, but was able to muster enough for the round win.  Cody Hunt, who is edging closer to a moto win picked up second for the day with Jaxon Turner joining him on the podium for third overall.  Jett Cockman, Jordan Matthews and Ryan Gear would lock down consistent results with Luke Gaske, Ricky Ladiszlai, Trent Walton and Baylie Helgeland making up the top ten.

 

MX2 Repecharge

Jack Du Feu (2-1-2) secured the round win by one point from Cameron Willsher who recorded two race wins for the day.  Quaid Smith would join them on the podium for third overall.  Tom Varley, Aiden Johnstone, Matthew Marson, Sean Heard, Josh Nichols, Brandon Campbell and  Kyle Elliot all displaying great form improving as the day went on, but weren’t quite able to pick up the points or positions to challenge for a top three finish.

Round 4 Overall Results;

1 178 KYLAN BLACK 94
2 376 CODY HUNT 88
3 643 JAXSON TURNER 87
4 343 JORDAN MATTHEWS 82
5 499. RYAN GEAR 81

 

Quad Class

Coming into this round series leader Luke Gaisford was in a prime position to secure another title to his massive racing resume.  It was a day, when Gaisford’s day came unstuck.  Both Gaisford and Luke Capocreco would suffer mechanical issue with Capocreco recording a DNF and Gaisford able to salvage some points in the opening moto.   Bunbury would be all Tyron Robertson, who took out all two race wins and a third to stand atop the podium with Michael Murphy pulling strong results for second overall, despite himself underdoing bike issues and Daniel Soltoggio’s three moto consistent results having him finish on the third step of the box.

With mixed results across the day for Luke Ovens, Adam Filbey and Colin Blashaw, as well as Luke Capogreco and James Ognenis who would register a DNF due to mechanical issue, and Luke Gaisford who would finish in 14th for the day despite taking out the last moto win in dominating style.  All is not lost for Gaisford who holds a 26 point lead heading into the next round, with his fellow competitors still within grasp of securing some lucrative championship points with two rounds left to run, the Quad Championship class is certainly in the balance!

Round 4 Overall results:

1 3 TYRON ROBERTSON 102
2 43 MICHAEL MURPHY 84
3 24 DANIEL SOLTOGGIO 83
4 76 LUKE OVENS 78
5 94 ADAM FILBEY 76

Round 4 Quads Gaisford with the Lead

Quad Class Championship Series Standings After 4 Rounds:

1 14 LUKE GAISFORD 359
2 3 TYRON ROBERTSON 333
3 76 LUKE OVENS 329
4 49 LUKE CAPOGRECO 281
5 24 DANIEL SOLTOGGIO 275
6 43 MICHAEL MURPHY 263
7 94 ADAM FILBEY 263
8 30 COLIN BALSHAW 246
9 27 BLAKE CROONEN 239
10 81 MICHAEL HARCOURT 233

 

 

Womens Class

Coming into Bunbury, with two round wins, Jess Moore is primed to secure this year’s championship and add to the results her round win at Bunbury and it is almost a signed, sealed and yet to be delivered certainty.   Moore (1-1-1) was in great form taking the round win from Lily Kent who recorded two strong holeshots before Moore’s dominance took the lead.  Kent would finish in second overall for the day after a countback on points with Chelsea Blakers who would finish third for the day.  Special mention must go to Jess Sainsbury who stopped her own race to help Lily Kent, who was trapped under her bike.  The women’s championship takes a break before reconvening at the finale round 6 at Byford.

 

Womens Round results:

1 86 JESSICA MOORE 105
2 700 LILY KENT 92
3 539 CHELSEA BLAKERS 92
4 623 HANNAH BAGNALL 86
5 329 MEGAN BAGNALL 75

 

Lily Kent holeshots the Womens

Womens Championships Season Standings After 3 Rounds

1 86 JESSICA MOORE 315
2 700 LILY KENT 278
3 539 CHELSEA BLAKERS 270
4 623 HANNAH BAGNALL 262
5 329 MEGAN BAGNALL 221
6 415 CHARLIE BLEE 193
7 694 JOY SHARPE 169
8 813 JESSICA SAINSBURY 157
9 819 TAYLA CRYNE 156
10 685 HANNAH LOVETT 151

 

 

 

MX2 Class

It is hot at the top of the leader’s board with Josh Adams maintaining the series lead over David Birch.  The surprise package of the day was the consistent efforts of both Jake Fewster who took the round win (1-1-3) and David Birch who finished second overall, and would have secured the round if not for a race penalty for a jump start in the second race.  Series leader Adams would secure third for the day by a point over defending champion Dylan Heard.  Tom West had his starts dialled in with good racing from Luke Few, Jack Perkusich, John Darroch and Jonathan Hartley, with mechanical issues forcing the day’s end to Brody Cassidy.

MX2 Round results:

1 98 JAKE FEWSTER 100
2 123 DAVID BIRCH 91
3 208 JOSH ADAMS 89
4 1 DYLAN HEARD 88
5 288 TOM WEST 65

Tom West Holeshots MX2

MX2 Championship Season Standings After 4 Rounds:

1 208 JOSH ADAMS 375
2 123 DAVID BIRCH 320
3 1 DYLAN HEARD 314
4 11 JACK PERKUSICH 263
5 98 JAKE FEWSTER 261
6 101 AARON ANDERSON 245
7 69 LUKE FEW 222
8 288 TOM WEST 206
9 45 JOHN DARROCH 202
10 100 AYDEN BRIDGEFORD 201

 

 

MX 1 Class

Whilst only two points split the MX1 lead of Robbo Lovett from defending champ Dean Porter, both riders would look to try and secure the round win.  The honours went to Porter who would register a perfect scorecard (1-1-1) and prove he is indeed a master of sand racing. Robbo Lovett would secure second for the day despite crashing in two motos, with Charlie Creech joining them again on the box for third place.  Mitch Taylor would record a mixed bag of results for fourth position ahead of Michael Mahon, and local rider Ryan Scarlett would enjoy his best results of the season on his home track with Craig Bolton, Julian Cutajar, Oliver Smith and Brynn Cutts.  Dean Porter, for the first time this year carries the red plate as the series leader by 13 points over Lovett, and with two hardpacked rounds coming up, the MX1 Championships is far from being secure!

MX1 Round results:

1 1 DEAN PORTER 105
2 29 ROBERT LOVETT 90
3 57 CHARLIE CREECH 88
4 88 MITCH TAYLOR 86
5 87 MICHAEL MAHON 84

 

Robbo Lovett leads MX1 Moto

MX 1 Class Championship Season Standings After 4 Rounds:

1 1 DEAN PORTER 398
2 29 ROBERT LOVETT 385
3 57 CHARLIE CREECH 345
4 88 MITCH TAYLOR 335
5 87 MICHAEL MAHON 315
6 55 CRAIG BOLTON 301
7 766 JULIAN CUTAJAR 261
8 83 CHRIS RUTTICO 255
9 78 RYAN SCARLETT 218
10 53 OLIVER SMITH 202

 

 

 

Only two rounds remain, with the next round heading to the hardpacked track at Southern Cross on August 14th.

 

More details: www.wamx.com.au

 

Official photos: www.truespiritphotos.com

 

Full results: www.mylaps.com

 

For more information on Breast Cancer, http://nbcf.org.au/

https://www.facebook.com/NBCFAustralia

 

Next remaining rounds:

Southern Cross Motorcycling Club – Southern Cross 14th August https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=20446

Lightweight Motorcycle Club – Henley Park – Byford 18th Sept – ** Senior Women’s Round https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=20447

 

 

 

 

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