It’s a blockbuster month of top motocross racing this August and Round 5 of the Western Australian State MX Championships heads to the hard packed surface of Hendley Park in Byford, located on the South West Hwy just 3 kilometres south of the town.

This dynamic round will set up a sensational final round on September 21 at Noble Falls, with championships over the last few years coming down indeed to that final round.

The battle scene for the championships titles is the chase between Kyle Webster and Louis Calvin in the Pro Open/MX1 class.

Pro Open/MX1

Kyle Webster snatched the series lead after the Geraldton round, of which Louis Calvin was absent from due to his podium finish in the Hattah Desert race in Victoria. With Calvin set to return and only 48 points splitting first and second, both riders will be out to capitalise. Yet keep a watchful eye on third placed Reece Colgan, and hard packed specialists Stevie Heilers in fourth in the championships and Charlie Creech fifth in the championships. Creech podiumed at Geraldton and at the PerthMX.com 2 Stroke Cup, held last month at Byford, his consistancey will hold him in good form into the fifth round.

Pro Open Season Standings
1 KYLE WEBSTER 252
2 LOUIS CALVIN 204
3 REECE COLGAN 193
4 STEVIE HEILERS 186
5 CHARLIE CREECH 169
6 MITCH TAYLOR 166
7 TIM BELL 163
8 PAUL HUMBERSTON 148
9 CRAIG BOLTON 146
10 ASHLEY WHISLER 140

Pro Lite/MX2

In the Pro Lite/MX2 Championships, Jayden Rykers has been the bench mark, leading the series by 21 points over last year’s champion Josh Adams sitting in second on 255 points, with Kyle Webster in third on 237 points. With those three riders on the podium at the last round at Geraldton, statistics indicate they will be the riders to watch. Throw into the mix the experience both Rykers and Webster have been gaining in the MXD/Under 19 competition in the MX Nationals this year, plus the fact that Rykers podiumed in the PerthMX.com 2 Stroke Cup event at Byford, holds him in strong form. Punters cannot discount Dylan Heard, Robbo Lovett and Jake Pruiti , all capable of taking the points and a shake-up in the series. This season, this class has provided some brilliant racing and all riders have been in absolutely sensational form.

Pro Lite Season Standings
1 JAYDEN RYKERS 276
2 JOSH ADAMS 255
3 KYLE WEBSTER 237
4 ROBERT LOVETT 192
5 DYLAN HEARD 168
6 JAKE PRUITI 165
7 BRODY FEWSTER 152
8 SHAUN CORNICK 148
9 DAVID BIRCH 140
10 OLIVER JAMES 92

Womens Championships

Due to official results pending there was no women’s presentations at round 3. Further official investigation and proceedings are still ongoing in the Women’s Championships after Jess Moore won all three motos at Geraldton , it was series leader Court Hirst who came into the third round determined to make it her own. That she did early when, she captured two great starts before a niggling ankle injury in race two had her salvaging race points despite being in obvious discomfort she finished in fourth. In the last moto Moore would take the win from Hirst with a great battle for third place between Shelley Connor and Hannah Bagnall. Official overall results are still pending for round 3. Chelsea Blakers who was holding down third in the series was forced out of round three due to a hand injury, it is hoped she will return to the Byford round.

Womens Championship Standings After Two Rounds:
1 COURTNEY HIRST 144
2 SHELLEY CONNOR 122
3 CHELSEA BLAKERS 113
4 HANNAH BAGNALL 103
5 TELEISHA OUTRAM 90
6 KATHRYN SCOBLE 76
7 CASEY CRISP 74
8 JESS MOORE 72
9 TESS JACOBS 64
10 LEEHA WORTHINGTON 47

Intermediate Opens/Lites

In the Intermediate Opens another fantastic year in this class with Curtis Dejong taking over the series lead from Dylan Young with Jake Konsolis in third place at the previous round at Geraldton. Jordan Doutch, Dexter Jones and Joel Johns have been very strong this season, and points will be well sought heading into this fifth round.

Season Standings
1 CURTIS DEJONG 245
2 DYLAN YOUNG 238
3 JAKE KONSOLIS 212
4 DEXTER JONES 154
5 JOEL JOHNS 146

Intermediate Lites have been dominated by Ryan Scarlett, his form on the variety of sand and hardpacked tracks has been outstanding, yet Scarlett will need to be on his toes at the tricky Byfrod surface. Scarlett struggled with bike issues at Geraldton which allowed Jackson McGrath to take the podium. Despite this, Scarlett still maintains a 73 points advantage at the top of the leaders board with , Dylan Lowry, Jake Fester, Kegan Williamson and Jack Perkusich all vying for the title.

Season Standings:
1 RYAN SCARLETT 284
2 DYLAN LOWRY 211
3 JAKE FEWSTER 188
4 JACK PERKUSICH 188
5 KEAGAN WILLIAMSON 152

Clubman Open/Lites

Scott Jackman holds the series lead in the Clubman Lites by a mere 10 points from Kaleb Richdale and Adam Fanderlinden. Jackman used the 2 Stoke Cup round for a little inside knowledge and practice. Geraldton local rider Matt Sellars took the previous round win from Kaleb Richdale and Greg Pollet. With a 75 points up for grabs for the three moto wins, all riders will endeavouring to keep their bikes up on two wheels.

Season Standings
1 SCOTT JACKMAN 223
2 KALEB RICHDALE 213
3 ADAM FANDERLINDEN 155
4 JOSHUA ANDREWS 134
5 TROY RUMENS 127

The Clubman Open Class has Dylan Fernihough 54 points ahead in the standings from Brody Grothues on 201 points and third placed Brodie Harnett on 191 points. Brodie Blakemore took the previous round win at Byford with Dylan Furnihough in second and Brodie Harnett who picked up third for the day.

Clubman Open Championship Standings
1 DYLAN FERNIHOUGH 255
2 BRODY GROTHUES 201
3 BRODIE HARNETT 191
4 SAM DE VRIES 183
5 JESSE LINE 137

Veterans

In the Pro and Intermediate Veterans Championship, defending champion Scott Petricevich leads the Pro Vet charge by 30 points from Paul Smithson second and Scott Kostin third on 199 points. Petricevich is in outstanding form this season, yet was challenged at the Geraldton round by James Craig who sealed the deal taking the round win.

Season Standings Pro Vets
1 SCOTT PETRICEVICH 283
2 PAUL SMITHSON 253
3 SCOTT KOSTIN 199
4 DANIEL JORDAN 167
5 TREVOR UNSTEAD 164

In the Clubman Veterans Championship Troy Deer leads the series after an emphatic win at Geraldton for the previous round. Tim Dunstan holds down second place on 238points with Peter Freight third on 188 points from John Young and Colin Greedy.

Season Standings Clubman Vets
1 TROY DEER 300
2 TIM DUNSTAN 238
3 PETER FREIGHT 188
4 JOHN YOUNG 165
5 COLIN GREEDY 156

The penultimate round hits the Lightweight Motorcycle Club’s Hendley Park at Byford on Sunday August the 10th, before the series comes to an explosive conclusion on Sunday September 21st at Noble Falls, Gidgegannup.

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.
This is a Smoke Free Event
Host club info: www.lightweightmcc.com.au
Track Location: Hendley Park 1329 Southwest Highway WHITBY  WA, just south of Byford township
More news, information and results head to; www.wamx.com.au
Head to the Register Now portal to enter online: https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=11816
Images: Gordon Pettigrew

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