The final WAMX State Championship threw up plenty for the riders, and it was the conditions that would test the mantle of rider and machine. Tough weather conditions which had a pristine fast track turn to slush when the predicted storm front hit Perth, as the 6th round headed to the Perth hills for the season decider at the BSA/HD Motorcycle Club’s home track at Noble Falls in Gidgegannup.
The early parts of the morning greeted riders with dry conditions and the test of trying to keep the dust at bay before the heavens opened up and the track turned to mud, slush, and more mud!
Coming in as the series leader in the Pro Open class was young gun Kyle Webster, trying to keep defending champion Louis Calvin at bay in second place with Stevie Heilers coming in to the final round third in the championship standings. All were put on notice when Jake Pruiti leapt out of the gates with the holeshot in moto one before Calvin came through for the pass and the race win ahead of Pruiti and Mitch Taylor in third place.
In moto two again another brilliant start for Pruiti who was able to take the win in the shorter format from Reece Colgan and Tim Bell. Kyle Webster kept himself in the points to bring home the championship with a race to spare.
Bunbury KTM’s Tim Bell got the start he wanted taking the holeshot, in the final race of the day and the season, yet was unable to stop the Jake Pruiti freight train as the youngster debuting on the Pro Open class stole the lead. It would be momentary, as defending champion Louis Calvin slotted into take over the lead and go on for the win with Pruiti in second and Stevie Heilers in third.
Jake Pruiti took the top step of the podium from Louis Calvin with Mitch Taylor third for the day.
The Pro Open Championship was secured for Kyle Webster who took his first senior WAMX State Championship. Louis Calvin was runner up for the year with Stevie Heilers picking up third in the championships.
Pro Lite/MX 2
In the Pro Lites, defending champion Josh Adams was sidelined through injury sustained in the KTM 2 Stroke Nationals. This left the door ajar for the Jayden Rykers and Kyle Webster showdown, and neither rider disappointed. Continuing on in their season battle, in what was one of the best racing, in trying conditions.
Husqvarna mounted Shaun Cornick jumped into contention with the opening moto holeshot, before the Gelignite Kid Jayden Rykers slotted into lead the field. Kyle Webster moved into second after Jake Pruiti went down. Webster was able to reel in Rykers and the cat and mouse race continued with both riders passing each other at every opportunity. Rykers was able to get the job done in fine style with Webster on his back wheel by motos end.
The 6 lap sprint for moto two had Dylan Heard into the holeshot corner to grab the honours before Jayden Rykers sliced through the pack to take over the lead. Kyle Webster was again on a mission and looked to be making a charge before he came to grief in the slush and went down. Webster was able to regain his position and hold second as Rykers took the chequers from Webster with Dylan Heard third.
In the final moto Shaun Cornick again got a sensational start in by now very trying conditions. Cornick’s determination did not diminish as he secured the race win despite being pursued by Jayden Rykers with Kyle Webster third over the line.
Jayden Rykers took the round win from Kyle Webster and Shaun Cornick in third place.
The Master Blaster Chris Bosnakis, who is still at school, secured his first WAMX Senior State Championship powering the Yamaha around in shocking conditions. His dominance in the class saw the youngster on the top step of the podium all year. That result had him again taking the round win at Noble falls from Mat Robbins second and Michael Harcourt on the third step of the podium for the day. Shaun Woodhead secured second for the year with Mat Robbins rounding out third for the year.
The Women’s championship saw Jess Moore secure the round win with Court Hirst in second and Shelley Connor third. Court Hirst finally securing the championship which has eluded her inprevious attempts. Shelley Connor continued her stellar season finishing second for the year with Jess Moore’s remarkable third place for the year despite missing the early races of the year through injury.
Clubman Quad Championships
Trevor Odgers took the round win from Bryce Crabtree and Jeff Hogan in third for the day. Securing the championship, Jemma Merryless sealed the deal with a round to spare Trevor Odgers picking up second for the season from Jeff Hogan in third place.
In the Intermediate Opens, it was Kieren Stabback with the round win from Corey Offer and Aiden Stabback. The overall championship results saw a very consistent Curtis Dejong secure the championship over Jake Konsolis and Kieren Stabback.
In the Intermediate Lites, Jack Taylor was unstoppable taking the round win from Jack Perkusich and Jake Fewster for the third step of the podium. Ryan Scarlett wrapped up the title with Jack Perkusich holding down second position in the championships from Jake Fewster who finished in third for the series.
Kaleb Richdale secured the Clubman Lites championships at Bunbury as part of the 2 Stroke Cup Championships. Leading for much of the season, Scott Jackman finished second with Adam Fanderlinden home in third place for the Clubman Lites for 2014.
Brodie Harnett took out the day ahead of Michael Bunn with and Sam De Vries in third for the day. Leading for most of the season, Dylan Furnihough secured the championship from Brodie Harnett second and Sam De Vries picking up third.
In the Pro and Intermediate Veterans Championship, Scott Petricevich secured another championship from Paul Smithson second and Scott Kostin third.
In the Clubman Veterans Championship Troy Deer secured the series championship from Tim Dunstan and Peter Freight who secured third for the year.
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