Next Sunday the WAMX Smarter Than Smoking State Championship will head to the Perth hills at Nobles Falls, Gidgegannup, where both the Quad and Womens Champion class will be decided as the penultimate state championship reaches round number 5. Noble Falls, is an undulating hard-packed surface, and is one of the most picturesque tracks – also one of the most unforgiving to riders.
Louis Calvin carries the red plate as series lead as he has for much of the series into Round 5 in the Pro Open/MX 1 whilst the Pro Lites/MX 2 has Josh Adams as the point’s leader. Jessica Moore leads the Women’s Class with Anthony Pearce the leader heading into the final Quad round.
Mandurah City KTM’s Louis Calvin is in red hot form leading the MX1 standings with 73 points advantage over Kyle Webster. One of the younger riders coming up through the ranks, Webster has been a consistent in the series and keeps making significant improvements at each round. Outstanding form holds Stevie Heilers in good stead, sitting in third place in the championships; this round will feature on his home track at Noble Falls.
Herb Watson Racing’s Josh Adams will have his work cut out to keep his chances alive in sight of the top four. Riding the Pro Open and Pro Lite double will keep Adams on his toes, although recent results at this track and at King of the Cross will certainly work in Josh’s favour.
Five Star Yamaha’s Luke Davis has had an injury ravaged year, yet remains within the top five, with Paul Humbertson only five points behind.
Pro Lite/MX 2
The tightest points chase in recent years has the Pro Lites championship battle in a five rider challenge for maximum points. Previous title winner Josh Adams has a 5 point lead at the top of the standings from Kyle Webster and Robbo Lovett in third place. This is how these three riders finished at the previous round on the podium; all will be looking to replicate that result again in some form if they are to make a significant charge for the title.
Reece Colgan and Jayden Rykers sit in fourth and fifth respectively and will be looking also for a podium finish to keep their championship aspirations intact.
Looking at Jayden Rykers progress in his rookie season in the Pro Lites/MX2 class, there is a significant improvement in the second half of the season and another podium finish seems to be closer than ever. Another rider that is looking to finishing on the podium at this round is Craig Bolton; the Five Star Yamaha rider had some difficulties this season after a strong start at round 1, but a strong result at King of the Cross will do Bolton’s confidence the world of good. You can expect Dylan Heard and Charlie Creech to feature well at this round, with both featuring in the top ten in the Pro Lites.
This round will see the Quad Champion decided with the quiet achiever Anthony Pearce in his rookie year in this class, outstanding. The Savage Motorcycles Suzuki rider has been in consistent form, but will have to work hard with “The Apprentice” Chris Bosnakis also in his rookie year into senior ranks sitting in second place. Bosnakis comes into this final round after a confidence boosting win at King of the Cross, Bosnakis will be determined to take a round win to seal victory.
Bring into the equation third and fourth placed riders Shaun Woodhead and Tyrone Robertson and multi WA and Australian Champion Luke Gaisford. Gaisford will be keen to back up his second place at Coastal Park, but all riders are hungry for a race win. A welcome return is Jordan Dummett fresh in from competing for most of the year in the USA Quad series; Dummett is well known for his magnificent holeshots and will bring a wealth of experience into this round.
Jessica Moore is the series point’s leader after being unstoppable so far this season. Moore will be looking for the round win for a clean sweep of the three rounds on her way to another back to back championship in the women’s class.
The battle for second place will be fought out between 2011 champ Chelsea Blakers and Shelley Connor, who finished third in the championship last season, only 2 points separates second and third. The much improved Storme Greene and Bronwyn Applin sit in fourth and fifth place respectively with points14 between the two riders.
The 5th and penultimate round of the 2013 WAMX Championship action a plenty at the BSA/HD Motorcycle Club at Noble Falls, corner Aspen and Toodyay Road Gidgegannup Sunday 18th August for the very best motocross racing on offer! A full support racing programme, plus the crowning of the Quad and Womens Championships.
Spectator Entry is $20 for Adults with kids under 16 Free.
Racing from 9.30am with a full support race program
Full Bar and Canteen facilities and No BYO.
This is a Smoke Free Event
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Round 1 Kalgoorlie on April 21st with the Women’s Championship
Round 2 Hendley Park Byford May 26th, with round 2 of the Women’s Championship.
Round 3 June 23rd – Bunbury Motorcycle Club
Round 4 21st July at Coastal Park, Henderson
Round 5 August 18th BSA Motorcycle Club, Gidgegannup with third round of Women’s Championship.
Round 6 September 15th, AJS, Wanneroo Park.
Article: Nicki Shea-Howell
Image: True Spirit Photos