Pro Open

Round four of the WAMX State Motocross Championship held at Geraldton in Western Australia on Sunday Wellard/BRM/Cully’sYamaha rider Kyle Webster snatched the series lead in the Pro Open class whilst Bunbury KTM’s Jayden Rykers extended his lead in the Pro Lite Championship as Chris Bosnakis dominated the Quad Championship to further cement his title hopes for season 2014.

With Louis Calvin competing in the Hattah Desert race, all eys and interest was on the Pro Open class, and the contenders delivered up three exciting action packed motos to create quite a stir in the championship standings, with two rounds remaining.

Fresh from a resounding victory at the previous round, team Mc Donalds/Bunbury KTM’s Reece Colgan scrambled out of the gates to grab the holeshot. Ray Moore Motorcycle’s Craig Bolton took advantage of Kyle Webster going down to shoot into the lead bringing a freight train of riders with him including Paul Humberston and Wellard/BRM/Mandurah City Yamaha’s Ash Whisler. Both riders going toe to toe before Humberston ducked underneath Whisler to make the pass. Charlie Creech came into the top five and when Humberston encountered problems, Kyle Webster, who had been slicing his way through the packs, charged through and made the pass on Creech. By the chequers it was Craig Bolton first over the line with Webster second, Creech third, Whisler fourth and Stevie Heilers in fifth.

Mandurah City Yamaha’s Mitch Taylor took the bull by the horns in moto two before Paul Humberston swooped to take the race lead. Kyle Webster moved into a comma ding position into third before making the pass up into second and was soon challenging Humberston for the lead. Paul Humberston hung on and took a well-deserved Pro Open victory with Kyle Webster impressive in second, Mitch Taylor steady in third with Craig Bolton fourth and Charlie Creech in fifth position.

The final moto would determine the podium for the day and riders put everything on the line, Kyle Webster put in one of his best rides, leaving the field in his tracks as he took the holeshot and the early race lead, and he was never headed. Paul Humberston moved into second position before further issues had him retire from the race, this allowed Craig Bolton and Tim Bell into the equation. Charlie Creech laid it all on the line with Mitch Taylor tackling him in the latter stages of the race. Kyle Webster would take the race win by over seven seconds from Craig Bolton in second, Tim Bell third, Mitch Taylor fourth and Charlie Creech in fifth.

Pro Open Round 4 Results
1 KYLE WEBSTER 69
2 CRAIG BOLTON 65
3 CHARLIE CREECH 52
4 MITCH TAYLOR 51
5 TIM BELL 50
6 ASHLEY WHISLER 46
7 REECE COLGAN 41
8 STEVIE HEILERS 39
9 BRETT NORTON 36
10 PAUL HUMBERSTON 35

Pro Open Season Standings After 4 rounds
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

The Pro Lite Class was equal to the task of their “bigger” counterparts the racing was again another round where punters were hesitant to take a pick on who would take the wins.

Fresh from a stint riding in the USA Chris Ruttico put the practice into action when he stormed to the front of the opening Pro Lites race, it was short lived as the hometown crowd went ballistic when local rider Sun City Motorcycle’s Brody Fewster made the pass to take over the lead. Jake Pruiti was soon pressuring Fewster for the lead and made the pass.

The pace was scintillating as Kyle Webster and Jayden Rykers soon caught Pruiti, who would go down, allowing Webster to snatch the lead. Ryker’s too would be a contender for ride of the day as he hounded Webster for the lead, yet Webster kept his cool under immense pressure. It came down to the finishing line to determine the win as Rykers took the checkers by .6 of a second from Webster, Pruiti, Dylan Heard and Josh Adams who clawed his way back after going down in the early stage of the race.

West Coast Honda mounted Chris Ruttico again snatched the holeshot before Kyle Webster made the early pass as defending champ Josh Adams dropped the bike and had his work cut out for him in the 6 lap sprint. Robbo Lovett stormed into second place and was soon rattling the lead of Kyle Webster, it would be short lived when Lovett had a spectacular crash, he was able to remount and re-join the field but would only be able to salvage a few points. Kyle Webster took the win by over 6 seconds from Jayden Rykers with Jake Pruiti in third Josh Adams rode the wheels off the Herb Watson/Mandurah City KTM to salvage a respectable fourth place from Shaun Cornick in fifth position.

The final moto would determine the day’s results as Chris Ruttico again was the Geraldton hoelshot specialist taking another early lead before Josh Adams stamped his authority on the race taking the lead. Kyle Webster and Jayden Rykers jumped up into second and third place early whilst Robbo Lovett on his spare bike made the pass on Brody Fewster. His move was short lived when he went down, allowing Dylan Heard to capitalise into fourth place bringing Jake Pruiti with him in to fifth. Jayden Rykers made the pass on Webster to move into second place on the final lap as defending champ Josh Adams took the win from Jayden Rykers and Kyle Webster in third, Dylan Heard for fourth and Robbo Lovett in fifth.

Pro Lite Round 4 Results
1 JAYDEN RYKERS 69
2 KYLE WEBSTER 67
3 JOSH ADAMS 59
4 JAKE PRUITI 55
5 DYLAN HEARD 51
6 ROBERT LOVETT 45
7 SHAUN CORNICK 42
8 BRODY FEWSTER 41
9 JAMES CRAIG 32
10 CHRIS RUTTICO 30

Pro Lite Season Standings After 4 rounds
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

Quad Championships

Chris Bosnakis was never challenged in all three motos of the Quad championships, and with leads blowing over to over 40 seconds he is well on his way to a maiden WA championship. Taking the round win from Shaun Woodhead, who was consistent picking up two seconds and a third for the day with Mat Robbins third overall for the day.

Quad Championship Standings After Three Rounds:
1 CHRIS BOSNAKIS 225
2 SHAUN WOODHEAD 188
3 LUKE CAPOGRECO 158
4 LUKE OVENS 153
5 MAT ROBBINS 146

Womens Championship

Due to official results pending there was no women’s presentations at round 3. Jess Moore won all three motos, it was series leader Court Hirst who came into the 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.

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 Open

Geraldton rider Trav Curtain took the round win from Curtis Dejong, who takes over as the series leader from Dylan Young who finished in third, Jordan Doutch fourth and Jake Konsolis rounding out fifth place. The results will see a scramble at the next round as it has been extremely tight in the championship points all season.
Season Standings
1 CURTIS DEJONG 245
2 DYLAN YOUNG 238
3 JAKE KONSOLIS 212
4 DEXTER JONES 154
5 JOEL JOHNS 146

Intermediate Lite

Jackson McGrath took the round win in the Intermediate Lites from Jake Fewster who was sensational, with series leader Ryan Scarlett finishing third despite being plagued with bike issues during the day, despite taking the first moto win. Local rider Trav Curtain picked up fourth for the day with Jack Perkusich in fifth.

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

Veteran Championships

In the Pro Veteran class, James Craig on 2 stroke was on fire early with Scott Petricevich on his back wheel and Paul Smithson pressuring the defending champ Petricevich. Craig would take the overall from Petricevich and Smithson in third whilst in the Clubman vets local rider Troy Deer took the top step of the podium from Jason Holl and Tim Dunstan.

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

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

Clubman Lite

Local rider Matt Sellars took the round win from Kaleb Richdale, Greg Pollet, Adam Fanderlinden and Sam Clarke in fifth.

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

The next round of WAMX heads to the Lightweight Motorcycle Club for the first round of the 2 Stroke Cup on July 20th with support classes and Quad Championship classes of Womens, Vets & Junior Quads as well as the other Quad classes and also other 2 wheel classes.

Round 1 CMCC Cockburn Road, Henderson 6/04/14
Round 2 Goldfields MCC, Kalgoorlie 20/04/14
Round 3 Bunbury MCC, Bunbury 15/6/14
Round 4 Geraldton J & S Geraldton 6/7/14
Round 5 Lightweight MCC (PerthMX.com 2 Stroke Championship Rd 1) Byford 20/7/14
Round 6 Lightweight MCC Hendley Park, Byford 10/8/14
Round 7 Bunbury MCC, (PerthMX.com 2 Stroke Championship Rd 2) Bunbury 17/08/14
Round 8 BSAHD MC, Noble Falls, Gidgegannup 21/9/14

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