It’s been two years since WA’s premiere MX riders converged on the coastal mid-west town of Geraldton 400 kilometres north of Perth.
This year the stars are back when top-flight motocross returns to the Geraldton Junior and Seniors MX Club’s race circuit for round for of the Healthways Smarter Than Smoking WAMX State Championships on Sunday July 6th.
Western Australia’s biggest and brightest motocross series, features classes for the state’s top youth and adult riders over an action-packed day of bar-banging racing. In a season where results are unable to be predicted, every race win is vital across all classes with the championship classes flying the flag on another blockbuster second half to the season.
Pro Open/MX 1
In Pro Open/MX1 Louis Calvin carries the point’s lead, despite finishing second on the podium at the previous round. Calvin holds a 21 points lead over a very determined Kyle Webster, whilst Reece Colgan sits in third place due to his outstanding round win at Bunbury two weeks ago. Mixed race results for Stevie Heilers have him in fourth on the leadership board with Charlie Creech in fifth position.
Mitch Taylor, Timmy Bell, Paul Humberston, Ash Whisler and Craig Bolton will have their work cut out for them at round four; all riders sit inside the top ten and are still able, and capable of a round win to shake up the points standings.
“I enjoy riding at Geraldton,” says Louis Calvin. “It can get pretty brutal out there towards the end of the day which suits me down to the ground. I’m determined to go there and defend my championship lead.”
Pro Open Championship Standings After Three Rounds:
Another tightly contested affair with champion Josh Adams finally capturing a round win at Bunbury. The defending champ has had an up and down season thus far, despite a podium at the first two rounds, a round win had alluded him – until Bunbury.
Jayden Rykers though still holds the series points lead into Geraldton by only 11 points over Adams, with Kyle Webster 26 points behind Adams on 170 points, whilst Robbo Lovett sits in fourth on 147 and David Birch who last won the Pro Lites round here in 2012 holds down in fifth on 140 points.
Dylan Heard, local rider Brody Fewster, Jake Pruiti, Shaun Cornick and Charlie Creech all make up the top ten places and with two more rounds in hand, positions at the top of the pack are like gold with riders looking to make up every critical position they can.
Pro Lite Championship Standings After Three Rounds:
It has been almost three months since the Quads were blasting out of the gates at Kalgoorlie. It was there that Chris Bosnakis secured his second round win in dominating fashion and leads the series into Geraldton. Bosnakis holds a 26 point advantage over second placed Shaun Woodhead with Luke Ovens in third and Luke Capogreco in fourth whilst Michael Harcout rounds out the top five.
Bosnakis has yet to be challenged in the WAMX series this year, and it was little surprise to most when his leads have blown out to over 20 seconds in each of this three motos. Defending champ Anthony Pearce has been on the sidelines for the season with work commitments as has former champ Luke Gaisford. If these riders are able to race at Round 4, it will be a guaranteed Geraldton Showdown to be remembered, the air will be electric with anticipation.
Quad Championship Standings After Two Rounds:
At the previous round, defending champion Jess Moore made her long awaited return to racing after being sidelined this season through injury.
Despite taking the round win, she couldn’t make inroads on the points of series leader Court Hirst. The Prestige Honda rider has a 22 point lead over Shelley Connor on 122 points, former champ Chelsea Blakers sits in third place on 113 points with Hannah Bagnall in fourth and Teleisha Outram in fifth position on the championship standing.
With the second half of the season on hard packed surfaces, it will be a mixed bag for the sand riders coming to grips with the gravel surfaces, whilst the riders at home on hard packed tracks will be hard to beat. You can though be certain of one thing; the battle for the chequers will again be sensational with the top female competitors out to fight for a championship.
Womens Championship Standings After Two Rounds:
One point in front has Dylan Young sitting atop the leader’s board in the Immediate Opens on 180 points with second placed Curtis Dejong who took out motos 2 and 3 at the last round on 179 points from Jake Konsolis in third on 165 points, Dexter Jones in fourth and Joel Johns in fifth position. With Brett Newboult, Jack Langley-Robbins, James Penfold, Kieren Stabback, and Adam Smith all inside the top ten there will be a massive scramble for the holeshot and race leads, anyone of these riders are capable of a race win to continue to keep the series alive.
This class has continued to deliver another race season of first class performance, led by the stand out Ryan Scarlett who has been unstoppable with a perfect scorecard of race victories. He hasn’t had it all his own way though, with Dylan Lowry in second on the championships, Jack Perkusich in third, Jake Fewster fourth and Keagan Williamson in fifth in the standings. Be prepared for the top contenders sitting inside the top ten with battles aplenty from Mario Dercole, Kenlon Youl, Clayton Higgott, Kurt Baxter and Tom Lilly
Scott Jackman holds a 36 point lead in the series from Kaleb Richdale on 150 points, Hayden Scoby-Smith on 116 points, Jack Turner in fourth on 114 points and Adam Fanderlinden rounding out the top five on 100 points.
A fierce battle inside the top ten with , Troy Rumens, Josh Piscitelli and Josh Andrews all sitting on 97 points , Jason Depiazzi on 83 points and youngster Tim Jacobs on 74 points holding down tenth place. Expect the unexpected in this class, especially the scatter for the holeshot, and the battle lines drawn for another massive round at Geraldton.
The Club is, located on Landfill Rd Meru, head out on the Geraldton- Mt Magnet Road follow the signs to one of the best kept secrets in the mid-west area of WA.
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.