Gaisford, Moore, Adams and Porter Wrap Up 2016 WAMX State Championships In Byford Thriller

 

The anticipation, excitement and year’s best racing was left to the final round of the Make Smoking History WAMX Senior State Championship.  After the culmination of the outstanding and tightly contested Junior series on Saturday, day two of the massive Junior and Senior double header concluded as a roaring success at the LWMCC home track at Hendley Park, Byford on Sunday September 18th when the state’s Senior Championship riders were left to fight it out in the title chase in the last three motos of the year, and it was absolutely thrilling, across the day.

Support Classes

Again a lack of numbers had the once strong Veteran class mixed with the Clubman All Powers Challenge.  There would be a no scored result for the vets as numbers did not constitute a class.  Those vets who did line would battle with the clubman class with John Blincow, Wayne Whincup, Corey Ablett, Joshua Hurley, Shaun Roser, Trevor Unstead and Nick Stone trading places.

Round 6 Results:

1 611 JOHN BLINCOW 99
2 370 WAYNE WHINCUP 98
3 434 COREY ABLETT 88
4 723 JOSHUA HURLEY 85
5 154 SHAUN ROSER 79

 

Dion Cobbin secured the opening and final moto wins of the day in the MX2 Repecharge to take the top step of the podium with Thomas Leeson picking up second for the day and Braydon Baynes  third overall.  Brandon Campbell, John Warden, and Sheldon Gill pulled consistent results, and Matthew Marson was in early contention before a mechanical DNF in moto 2 cost him a possible podium appearance.

Round 6 Results:

1 532 DION COBBIN 96
2 572 THOMAS LEESON 89
3 498 BRAYDON BAYNES 87
4 232 BRANDON CAMPBELL 82
5 558 JOHN WARDEN 77

 

Championship Classes

 

Women’s Class

Jessica Moore wrapped up the Women’s Championship with a faultless display recording the fastest qualifying time and the clean sweep (1-1-1) of the day.  Jess Moore was never headed recording a perfect scorecard across each round contested for the series, and the battle for the podium was played out behind the newly crowned Australian and WA Women’s Champion.

2015 Champion Chelsea Blakers fought to the end, finishing on a countback with equal points with Lily Kent to secure second for the day ahead of Kent, whose results would see her runner up to Moore for the season and Blakers securing third in the series standings.  The hard charging Hannah Bagnall and sister Megan put plenty of pressure on the top three placings not only across the day but across the whole season and the 26 ladies who contested the four round series this year were brilliant.

Round 6 Results:

1 86 JESSICA MOORE 105
2 539 CHELSEA BLAKERS 90
3 700 LILY KENT 90
4 623 HANNAH BAGNALL 87
5 329 MEGAN BAGNALL 80

 

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Womens Championships Season Standings

1 86 JESSICA MOORE 420
2 700 LILY KENT 368
3 539 CHELSEA BLAKERS 360
4 623 HANNAH BAGNALL 349
5 329 MEGAN BAGNALL 301
6 415 CHARLIE BLEE 257
7 819 TAYLA CRYNE 232
8 813 JESSICA SAINSBURY 218
9 264 CHE EBERT 206
10 309 LANA WOODHEAD 204

 

Quad Class

Overseas racing duties for defending champion Chris Bosnakis, and also for series leader Luke Gaisford had both riders pumped up for the final round.  Bosnakis took a clean sweep of the round (1-1-1), and was also the fastest qualifier. Gaisford’s results (2-2-2) had him secure his third WAMX State Championship and the second step for the overall results with the hard charging and exciting Michael Murphy joining them on the podium for third place.

Tyron Robertson would finish second in the standings behind Gaisford with Luke Ovens recording strong season results for third in the year’s tally.  With 27 Quads racing this season, and standouts such as Aussie Women’s Champ Jemma Merrylees securing Northern Territory and South Australian State Titles, both Gaisford and Bosnakis racing internationally and Michael Harcourt recording his 150th moto race start; it has been another successful season for the Quad Championship, ensuring the WA continent heading the Nationals in Victoria will be sure to return with the victory spoils.

Round 6 Results:

1 46 CHRISTOPHER BOSNAKIS 105
2 14 LUKE GAISFORD 96
3 43 MICHAEL MURPHY 77
4 112 SHAUN BARRY 74
5 49 LUKE CAPOGRECO 73

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Quad Class Championship Series Standings:

1 14 LUKE GAISFORD 560
2 3 TYRON ROBERTSON 483
3 76 LUKE OVENS 478
4 49 LUKE CAPOGRECO 423
5 24 DANIEL SOLTOGGIO 422
6 43 MICHAEL MURPHY 419
7 81 MICHAEL HARCOURT 383
8 27 BLAKE CROONEN 383
9 94 ADAM FILBEY 354
10 30 COLIN BALSHAW 337

 

MX2 Class

It was epic, it was exciting, it was the best racing round of the series, and that is a big call.  Moto, after moto the MX2 class has been a Cracker Jack machine, lightening starts,  winner’s unpredictable, multiple lead changes, bar scraping, block passes, bar to bar racing action, thrills, spills, controversy,  mechanical issue, and the MX2 class has provided the season’s excitement machine.

The contenders lined up, all previous champions in this class in their own right -Josh Adams, David Birch, Dylan Heard- all outstanding and with Mitch Taylor and Jake Fewster jumping on board the MX2 championship, round 6 went down to the absolute wire.

David Birch (1-0-1) would signal his intentions early securing the opening moto win from Josh Adams and Dylan Heard before mechanical DNF would end his podium chances and possible championship aspirations.  Yet no-one could deny the intensity from defending champion Dylan Heard who rode his heart out to finish on the second step of the podium (3-2-2), or the never give in determination from Josh Adams who would record the second moto win to take the top step of the podium by a mere point from Heard to wrap up the round and the 2016 Title. Jake Fewster would join them on the podium recording third for the day.

 

Round 6 Results:

1 208 JOSH ADAMS 95
2 1 DYLAN HEARD 94
3 98 JAKE FEWSTER 82
4 288 TOM WEST 77
5 108 CODEY ROWE 72

 

MX2 Championship Season Standings:

1 208 JOSH ADAMS 547
2 1 DYLAN HEARD 492
3 123 DAVID BIRCH 489
4 98 JAKE FEWSTER 408
5 101 AARON ANDERSON 345
6 115 KENLEN YOUL 337
7 288 TOM WEST 321
8 100 AYDEN BRIDGEFORD 313
9 26 RUSSELL SCOBLE 295
10 11 JACK PERKUSICH 263

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MX 1 Class

A day of full gates in the MX1 class, and for the very first time this season, defending champion and series leader Dean Porter did not podium in the MX1 class.  Mitch Taylor had his starts dialled in nicely and would take the round win (1-3-1) from Michael Mahon second and Robbo Lovett finishing third for the day.  Taking a seemingly conservative approach, Porter did what he needed to tally the points to secure the 2016 Championship title, from Robbo Lovett who would finish second for the series and Mitch Taylor third for 2016.

Round 6 Results:

1 88 MITCH TAYLOR 100
2 87 MICHAEL MAHON 96
3 29 ROBERT LOVETT 88
4 55 CRAIG BOLTON 84
5 1 DEAN PORTER 83

 

MX 1 Class Championship Season Standings:

1 1 DEAN PORTER 586
2 29 ROBERT LOVETT 563
3 88 MITCH TAYLOR 527
4 87 MICHAEL MAHON 493
5 55 CRAIG BOLTON 469
6 83 CHRIS RUTTICO 405
7 57 CHARLIE CREECH 345
8 766 JULIAN CUTAJAR 324
9 78 RYAN SCARLETT 315
10 18 TYSON WHINCUP 279

 

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The Lightweight Motorcycle Club pulled off a massive double header, with a prime track, and the weather on par, it was a fitting finish to another nail biting state championships season.

The six clubs, volunteers and officials made this year’s championship another highlight, yet we must draw credit to the riders and families who have contested and supported this year’s series, through the highs and lows, this year is surely one of the best in recent times.

The Champions will be officially crowned in WA Motocross’s Night of Nights on Saturday November 5th.

WA Champions and Australian Champions – the WAMX series has continued to build the foundations for our riders to seize their opportunities.

 

More details: www.wamx.com.au

 

Official photos: www.truespiritphotos.com

 

Full results: www.mylaps.com

 

ENDS.

 

 

Thanks and Regards,

 

Jeff Howell and Nicki Shea-Howell

 

Phatcat Media

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