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Australian Junior Motocross Championships Resume With Riders Edging Closer to 2018 Championships

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Australian Junior Motocross Championships Resume With Riders Edging Closer to 2018 Championships
Photo courtesy of Sharon Wellard Photography
Friday marked the penultimate day of the 2018 Australian Junior Motocross Championship (AJMX) and the battles were heating up throughout the day.


It‰Ûªs all down to the wire tomorrow as 13 class titles will be decided during the final day of the championship.

65cc ‰ÛÒ 11-U12

Final 3:
It was a tight battle amongst the top three in the 65cc 11-U12 Years category, but it was Seth Burchell from New South Wales who topped the third moto. Tasmanian, Angus Pearce and Jake Cannon (QLD) passed the chequers just over a second apart, Jet Alsop (QLD) and Billy Pearsall (VIC) rounded out the top five.

Final 4:
Jet Alsop of Queensland reigned victorious in the fourth final, defeating Seth Burchell (NSW) by a slender 1.464 seconds. Angus Pearce (TAS) sat a further 25 seconds back in third, as Tate Young (TAS) and Jake Cannon (QLD) concluded the best five.

Championship Points
Jet Aslop: 130
Angus Pearce 124
Seth Burchell 123


125c-15yo

Final 3:
Western Australia‰Ûªs Regan Duffy charged through to another victory in the older age group 125cc division, putting on yet another commanding display, with a 27 second victory. South Australian, Kai Newbold took second class honours after a tough battle with the chasing pack. Noah Ferguson of Queensland secured third, as fourth and fifth was awarded to Hugh Roache (VIC) and George Knight (VIC).

Final 4:
It was a dramatic moto, as one of the title favourites, Regan Duffy (WA) crashed out. Duffy has been in sensational form for the KTM Team and this could throw the Championship wide open. Taking a comfortable victory was Tye Jones (QLD), with Corben Weinert (WA) in third. Kai Newbold (SA) and Riley Findlay (NSW) took fourth and fifth.

Championship Points
Noah Ferguson: 124
Tye Jones: 120
Seth Burchell: 108


Junior Lites ‰ÛÒ 13-U15

Final 3:
The third final of the younger group of Junior Lites riders was won by only a 2.687 second gap by Levi Rogers of Queensland after coming under significant pressure from Alex Larwood from South Australia. A further 24 seconds behind was Kipp Adams (VIC) in third. Blake Hollis (NSW) pushed his way into fourth ahead of Ricky Chalmers (NSW).

Final 4:
In moto four, Queenslander Levi Rogers came out on top 4.684 seconds ahead of Alex Larwood (SA), as Ricky Chalmers (NSW) settled into a comfortable third. Blake Hollis (NSW) charged through to fourth, while Kipp Adams (VIC) joined the top five.

Championship Points
Alex Larwood: 134
Ricky Chalmers: 118
Blake Hollis: 109


65cc 9-U11

Final 3:
The third final was all about the battle between the riders with the letter ‰Û÷K‰Ûª in their names. Ky Woods of New South Wales reigned victorious, defeating Western Australian favourite Kayden Minear by a slender three seconds. Kayd Kingsford (NSW) sat further 2.714 seconds back in third, as Koby Hants (NSW) and Seth Shackleton (WA) concluded the best five.

Final 4:
Kayden Minear topped fellow Western Australian, Seth Shackleton in moto four, beating his championship rival by only 2.239 seconds. The gap back to Ky Woods (NSW) in third was significant, as much as 24 seconds. Koby Hantis (NSW) and Jack Deveson (NSW) finished in fourth and fifth.

Championship Points
Kayden Minear: 137
Ky Woods: 129
Koby Hantis: 114


Mini Lites BW 12-U16 Girls

Final 3:
Taylah McCutcheon (QLD) lodged another hard-fought performance in the Female Mini Lites class, against her rival Charli Cannon from Queensland. The difference separating the two was only 0.612 of a second! Tanesha Harnett (NSW) jumped to third, beating Taylor Thompson (NSW) and Jessica Robertson (VIC).

Final 4:
Moto four was once again dominated by Taylah McCutcheon (QLD), this time storming to a 15 second victory over Charli Cannon (QLD). Completing third to fifth position was Taylor Thompson (NSW), Tanesha Harnett (NSW) and Jessica Robertson (VIC).

Championship Points
Taylah McCutcheon: 140
Charli Cannon: 128
Taylor Thompson: 116


Junior Lites 15yo

Final 3:
The pace was electric in the third final as Western Australian, Regan Duffy (WA) turned up the heat with the fastest lap of the 2018 AJMX so far, on route to victory. He managed to lap the track with a 1:49.795 which was over half a second faster than anyone else all week. His astounding pace awarded him a 17 second victory in front of Noah Ferguson (QLD) in second. Tye Jones (QLD) earned himself a top three finish, in front of Dante Hyam (NSW) and Ethan Ashmore (VIC).

Championship Points
Regan Duffy: 102
Noah Ferguson: 90
Dante Hyam: 84


125cc ‰ÛÒ 13-U15

Final 4:
The fourth final of the 125cc class of junior riders was won by Ricky Chalmers of New South Wales with a 6.612 second margin. Levi Rogers (QLD) maintained a consistent second for the length of the moto, followed by Alex Larwood (SA), who was further 28 seconds back. Dominic Walker (VIC) pushed his way into fourth ahead of Joe O‰ÛªDonnell (NSW).

Championship Points
Alex Larwood: 130
Ricky Chalmers: 125
Levi Rogers: 124


Mini Lites SW 9-U12

Final 2:
In the second final of the small wheel Mini Lites class, Jet Alsop carried his imperious form throughout the moto, charging his way to a five-second victory. Fellow young gun, Kayden Minear slotted into second, as third through to fifth was completed by Seth Burchell, Kobe Drew and Byron Dennis.

Championship Points
Jet Alsop: 67
Kayden Minear: 67
Seth Burchell: 60


50cc Division 2 7-U9 Years

Final 4:
Cooper Downing (QLD) soared to victory in final four of the 50cc Division 2 class, navigating the track with ease to lodge a 6.893 second win. Ryder Creeke of NSW settled for the runner-up spot ahead of Aden Oakland (QLD) in third, while Peter Wolfe (QLD) and Phoenix Blanchette (NSW) completed the first five.

Championship Points
Aden Oakland: 123
Cooper Downing: 113
Brodie Court: 11


Mini Lites BW ‰ÛÒ 14-U16

Final 4:
In final four, Benny Novak (NSW) topped the race 2.356 seconds ahead of Reid Taylor (NSW), as Max Barrass (QLD) settled into a comfortable third. Bayley Clancy (NSW) charged through to fourth, while Joe O‰ÛªDonnell (NSW) of was a new addition to the top five.

Championship Points
Benny Novak: 135
Reid Taylor: 129
Joe O'Donnell: 116


Mini Lites BW ‰ÛÒ 12-U14

Final 2:
Jackson Camilleri (QLD) proved his credentials in the Mini Lites BW 12-U14 Years division, taking a six second win over his competitors. New Zealand rider, Cobie Bourke positioned himself in second, while Rory Fairbrother (NSW) concluded the top three. Brock Sleader (QLD) and Hunter Collins (NSW) crossed the flag in positions four and five.

Championship Points
Hunter Collins: 35
Rory Fairbrother: 32
Ryder Kingsford: 30


65cc 7-U9

Final 4:
In the younger age group 65cc division, Ryder Creeke (NSW) kept Cooper Ford (TAS) at bay for the duration of the race, storming home to a six-second win. As Ford was credited second, it was Jobe Dunne (VIC) in third, followed by Cooper Downing (QLD) and Phoenix Blanchette (NSW) in fourth and fifth respectively.

Championship Points
Jobe Dunne: 87
Jack Burton: 82
Jai Hay: 82


Junior Lites ‰ÛÒ 13-U16 Girls

Final 4:
Moto four was once again dominated by Queensland‰Ûªs Charli Cannon, this time storming to a 20-second victory over Taylah McCutcheon (QLD). Third through to fifth were Taylor Thompson (NSW), Tanesha Harnett (NSW), and Madi Healey (VIC).

Championship Points
Charli Cannon: 140
Taylah McCutcheon: 126
Taylor Thompson: 120


For a full list of results click here. https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1598786
Australian Junior Motocross Championships Resume With Riders Edging Closer to 2018 Championships
Photo courtesy of Sharon Wellard Photography

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