Over the 18th of August Round 5 of the WAMX Make Smoking History State Senior Championship Series was held at the Beverley Districts Motorcycle Club in Ulinga Park, Beverley. An early morning start with a bit of frost didn’t stop those eager to get the day going. The cold chill brought on extra layers of clothing that kept the heart warm, which could also be seen in a similar aspect with the club outpouring a heart-warming atmosphere on the day. A fresh committee for BDMCC brought new innovative faces that had been preparing the facilities since day one of 2019. A massive effort on both parts from those volunteering, the officials, committee members, families and riders. The weather gods seemed to be in favour for the day also, with not many clouds in sight and clear skies ahead for perfect spectator viewing. Unfortunately, the same couldn’t be said for the track for the first few sight laps when the quads got stuck in the mud. However, all turned out well with a bit of tugging to get the quads unstuck and racing continued. Banners were up and people were excited to come to the area to take in some of Western Australia’s best motocross riders.

If you weren’t lucky enough to be down there on the day, 4Style Media provided the action for you with an all access Livestream that showcased the classes of MX1, MX2, Quads, Veterans, Masters, Women and the Amateur Cup. If you were riding on the day, you might have seen some extra figures on the sidelines; one being the ever-famous True Spirit Photos who was capturing your moments and also 50/Fifty Productions who was filming all the action. The racing was cut short on the day due to a medical issue, but we wish those injuries a speedy recovery. There isn’t much time left until the last and final round in Manjimup on the 15th and we encourage everyone to get their entries in fast as it is going to go out with a bang!

Amateur Cup

The Amateur Cup class saw twenty-four riders in total take to the gates. Even though the class itself it might seem relaxed and easy-going, this group was everything but that on the day. A bit of a push for the top ten positions within the first moto with many trying to find a good rhythm. Jaxon Hawily managed to take first place in moto one with Stefan Weiszbach following in second and Fletcher Stubbs in third. Just before the wave of the chequered flag for the end of the first moto, Taine Kings grabbed ninth place over Joshua Rasmussen and Judd Spurling while Jayden Comito, Jacob Jones and Corey McCullaugh all moved up a place before the end.  The second moto saw Jaxon again take out top position, followed by Stefan however this time in third place was Taine Kings. At the back of the pack there was some action between Mason Lawrence and Dylan Van-Padua with Dylan ever trying to secure a position over Mason, but it seemed Mason got the better and finished nineteenth over Dylan. At the end of the day securing the podium positions were:

1st Jaxon Hawily #327
2nd Stefan Weiszbach #319
3rd Jaxson Turner #304

Quads

A bit of a muddy start for the quads, however after a few ruts were made and the mud was clear, it was all focus and determination for the Brutum Logistics Quad Class. Chris Bosnakis took out moto one with Jakob Bosustow in second and a fighting Flynn Burton in third. Connor Owen, Zane Gregory and Anthony Case had a pack of their own to which were up and down, but Connor came out and secured fourth over the group. Jae Dowsett, Michael Murphy, Ashleigh Curedale, Sienna Comito and Zachary Croonen fought among themselves for comfortable positions however Jae got the better of the rest and managed keep himself in the lead until the end. The sprint of the day for the quads saw many riders of the group bunched together in the first lap and then the majority of them finding their place after the second. Connor Owen seemed to be riding the good wave with an impressive push from last in the first lap to placing seventh at the end; with also being the only rider to overtake another rider after the first lap during the sprint. The final podium was:

1st Chris Bosnakis #1
2nd Flynn Burton #48
3rd Jakob Bosustow #20

Women 

A day for Kara Cats in the Cully’s Yamaha Women’s Class that’s for sure. She took out both the moto and the sprint for the day in a spectacular straight style and is quickly closing the points gap in the championship series. Not to be outdone though, Hannah Bagnall kept it close with second position with Storme Green right on her tail. Megan Bagnall kept it cool and took fourth, while Teleisha Outram secured fifth over Charlie Blee. Makala Edwards fell back in the first lap but pushed forward over Chippa Ebert to take seventh. Jasmine Clark made a good effort from last place to grab ninth place over Tracey Mason. The sprint saw Hannah Bagnall take second again however this time sister Megan followed in third and Storme Green going to fourth. Tahlia Lang was able to get herself going and managed to finish tenth over Tracey Mason. Right at the end there was a miraculous take over by Charlie Blee over Chippa Ebert for sixth position. Podium winners were:

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

Veterans

The Beautiful Kitchen Designs and Diamond Design Veterans and Masters class could have been mistaken for the MX1 or MX2 class with the way that the riders rode. Here there and everywhere for the Veterans class, but on the day, it made for some awesome viewing. Moto one brought some action with Ben Hothersall soaring through to take first position followed by Aaron Chircop and Paul Smithson. Peter Smeathers was up and down all throughout the laps with position changes from eighth all the way down to nineteenth; in the end he found himself somewhere in between and got thirteenth place. After moto one was seen to be a bit of a test ride for some, moto two saw a boost of confidence in the Veterans class and many of the riders kept at a good pace. Martin Costa, Diarmuid Fitzpatrick, Timothy Warr and Benji Dawson managed to not get into too much trouble and place in respectful positions, while Peter Smeathers seemed to be having fun between all of the riders again. The final podium for the class was:

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

Masters

The Beautiful Kitchen Designs and Diamond Design Masters class was one of the groups to watch if you were at Beverley. While it might still be a championship series, the group sure had fun out on the track, and it could be very highly seen within the competitors. The first race had many cautious of the track because of the mud that was trouble in practice, but not to run away, all riders got through the first lap of the moto with some ease and pushed through to be able to enjoy the race ahead. Brett Graham took out first place with Trevor Unstead following in second and Chris Fleay in third. Peter Freight had a good run while Marc Payne cruised to the back of the pack. Moto two saw Anthony Fiaschi have a wild ride and have positions everywhere from seventeenth, twelfth, seventeenth and finally tenth. Julius Cutts had no problem leading the way into twentieth while Michael Drean sat behind in twenty-first position. The final podium was:

1st Trevor Unstead #142
2nd Brett Graham #375
3rd Chris Fleay #809

MX1 

An action-packed day for the NR Metal Recycling MX1 class. Champion rider Regan Duffy took out the first moto with Charlie Creech in second and John Darroch in third. With a track that many riders are still getting accustomed to, it was interesting to see whom might take out the top positions over the familiar faces of the championship series. Michael Mahon and Dylan Sexton were able to keep fourth and fifth comfortably with Oliver James making a very impressive soar to sixth place from the back position. Hayden James dropped behind a bit, however picked up the pace and secured thirteenth place over Mark Arnts and Callan Murphy. The sprint was easy-going with many riders keeping the same position throughout and not pushing the limits too much as to exhaust themselves. Danny Mayes bumped up to eighteenth while Steven Pocock locked into eleventh. The final top three positions for the day were:

1st Regan Duffy #72
2nd Charlie Creech #57
3rd John Darroch #45

MX2

The Motul and Pirelli MX2 class had a large number of riders on the day. An amazing thirty-three riders were before the gates on the Sunday at Beverley. While many had their game faces on, some were there to simply have some fun. Lap one of the first moto found everyone keeping close tabs on one another with the majority not being able to spread out until at least the second and third lap. Regan Duffy fired up and took out first place with Corben Weinert in second and Rhys Burnett in third. Jack Court sprouted out from the back and managed to win fifteenth place over Harry Phillips, Dan James and Jack Du Feu. There was plenty to see if you happened to be watching this class. It was a who’s guess as to which riders would be landing the positions of third onwards in the first moto. The sprint saw Regan Duffy in first, Corben Weinert in second and Rhys Burnett in third. Many of the riders in the sprint dropped a few places behind before finding the accelerator and pushing to get past any other riders at the end. Final podium for the day was:

1st Regan Duffy #72
2nd Corben Weinert #42
3rd Rhys Burnett #14

A day to be had at the Beverley Districts Motorcycle Club for Round 5 of the WAMX Make Smoking History Senior State Motocross Championship Series. We wish to thank everyone who put in tremendous effort on the day and also those who volunteer their time to make the day run smoothly. The last and final round is on the 15th of September at the Manjimup Motorcycle Club in Manjimup. Make sure you have registered for this round as it is sure to be one not to miss out on. A favourite track for many riders, the atmosphere for the weekend is going to be a party. 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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