Awesome racing from swift senior riders who made it to the third round of the WAMX Make Smoking History State Senior Motocross Championships hosted by Collie Motorcycle Club over the Sunday 16th of June. Not to be outdone by the juniors the day before, the seniors were pumped and ready to make their engines roar. After some down time from the Manjimup 15000 a few riders were itching to get themselves back out onto the starting gates and burst through the pack to lead into some holeshots. With a well prepped track riders faced the dirt head on (or face first if they ended up that way). The weather gods were not as kind on this day with riders struggling with the drizzle of rain. Conditions in the end were good and kind enough to let riders ease themselves into positions for when they came home to the final wave of the chequered flag.

MX1

Plenty of action for the NR Metal Recycling MX1 class on the day. The first race saw Regan Duffy keep to himself and his number one position while in the beginning saw Josh Adams and Luke Davis have a small crossover. Michael Mahon and John Darroch swapped twice while Dane Cutts and Hayden James crossed positions at least three times. Chris Errey came from the last position to find himself a well-earned tenth and Daniel Guy finished closely behind in eleventh. After sprints saw Regan, Josh and Luke have a small rift with Luke dropping into third and Regan pushing from third to first and Josh keeping it a straight second. With the rain providing a bit of extra dirt to fight and also munch on, it didn’t stop the rides from demonstrating what they had on the day. Final podium was Regan Duffy in first, Luke Davis in second and Josh Adams in third.

1st – Regan Duffy #72
2nd – Luke Davis #143
3rd – Josh Adams #5

MX2

We all know who dominated and won the Motul and Pirelli Class. Does it make it extra special if it were in capital letters? Regan Duffy was a superstar in the MX2 class with spectacular racing as always. Following in his tracks was Corben Weinert who managed to keep it steady with his second-place position in the first race alongside Conan Forrester in third. A bunched pack at the start many found themselves locked into crossovers between one or two riders with a few having a rider from behind to overtake them at the end. Erhard Pajewski pushed hard from the back and found himself in fourth position in moto two with also those who revved it up to find themselves in the top places at the end with the likes of Shaun Snow, Daniel James, Jack Hourigan and Lewis Moloney. The final podium for the day was Regan Duffy in first, Corben Weinert in second and Conan Forrester in third.

1st – Regan Duffy #72
2nd – Corben Weinert #42
3rd – Conan Forrester

Amateur Cup

A good start from riders who eased away from a clustered pack at the beginning in moto one. A few changes here and there however most found their footing with the majority keeping a steady line. Moto two saw a cross over from Bryce Durbridge and Stefan Weiszback for first and second and another change of third and fourth between Brandon Campbell and Jaxon Hawily. Ben Treloar pushed his way from sixteenth to twelfth and Jacob Isbel steadily landing into eighth position at the end. Daniel Wright was by himself with no cross overs or pass from anyone and kept his position of fourth at the end of moto three while Taine Kings rised like a King to seventh. The final podium at the end was Bryce Durbridge in first, Stefan Weiszbach in second and Brandon Campbell in third.

1st – Bryce Durbridge #219
2nd – Stefan Weiszbach #319
3rd – Brandon Campbell #232

Quads

What a battle between Ashleigh Curedale, Zane Gregory and Darryl Maringoni in the first race for the Brutum Logistics Quad Class. What only could be described as an up and down feature (MyLaps reference), it would have been hard to note what position everyone was in while racing at the time; twelve times Darryl changed positions between the trio. However not to be outdone Flynn Burton went from eight place to a final fourth in the end of the first race but then went from eight place again to finish first after the sprint races in moto two. By the end Chris Bosnakis secured first place on the podium followed by Flynn Burton in second and Jae Dowsett in third.

1st – Chris Bosnakis #1
2nd – Flynn Burton #48
3rd – Jae Dowsett #37 

Veterans

The Beautiful Kitchen Designs and Diamond Designs Veteran Class did not disappoint. Race one saw the final podium placers of Ben Hothersall, Aaron Chircop and Paul Smithson come in a respective first, second and third with also Luke Rowe securing a sixth place and Shane McCullaugh pushing into twelfth. Race two after the sprints saw Mark Schnierer fight from the back into seventeenth with Peter Smeathers landing into eighth position. Majority of riders were able to hold steady of their positions with a few keeping to calm and collected to see the chequered flag at the end. The final podium was Ben Hothersall in first, Aaron Chircop in second and Paul Smithson in third.

1st – Ben Hothersall #919
2nd – Aaron Chircop #192
3rd – Paul Smithson #128 

Masters

While the Veterans had their own riders to fight off the Beautiful Kitchen Designs and Diamond Designs Masters Class brought in some action of their own. Racing was good from the riders with many keeping their positions throughout the races and sprints. Trevor Unstead led the way for his pack with securing first position in all races followed by Brett Graham and Marc Payne switching it up with second and third. Barrie Baynes moved a couple of positions forth going into sixteenth into the mixed class and a final seventh for Masters. A good day of racing that was hard and many enjoyed it with the final podium of Trevor Unstead in first, Brett Graham in second and Marc Payne in third.

1st – Trevor Unstead #142
2nd – Brett Graham #375
3rd – Marc Payne #576 

Women

Twelve women lined up at the gates for the Cully’s Yamaha Womens Class. The first race saw two changes between Kara Cats and Hannah Bagnall, with also younger sister Megan Bagnall having a battle of her own with Storme Green in the beginning. Jasmin Clark made her way from the back to land herself a cool seventh position with Makala Edwards and Charlie Blee fighting it out for fifth and sixth respectively. The second race after the sprints saw Kara keep her cool maintaining her first-place position, with Hannah following closely on her tail. Final podium for the Women’s Class was Kara Cats in first, Hannah Bagnall in second and Megan Bagnall in third.

1st – Kara Cats #655
2nd – Hannah Bagnall #623
3rd – Megan Bagnall #4

An awesome day that was had with riders fighting through the morning fog, light rain and also conditions of the track however all things turned out smooth for a great weekend of riding. Now onto the next with the fourth state round for the seniors to be hosted by Cranbrook Motorcycle Club. A new track for the senior to ride on with many not even having seen it at all. Another double header to look forward to and also plenty of exciting jumps and turns to go wild on. Sunday the 7th of July will bring the seniors to Cranbrook to christen the newly formed track. 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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