Bunbury Motorcycle Club hosted the fifth round of the Make Smoking History WAMX Senior State Championships on Sunday the 16th of August.
Complemented by an outstanding day of fine weather, the Shrubland Park circuit was on point which tested the riders, and also their machinery.
Jayden Rykers is poised to secure back to back MX2 Championships, capitalising on a clean sweep of Bunbury. With Connor Tierney not competed, the door was left open for Dylan Heard to make his charge where he finished second with local rider Ryan Scarlett taking third for the day.
The opening moto was re-run after a technical issue with timing. It would be to the detriment of Jake Fewster, who was in sensational form with the early lead, that was until he ran out of brakes and crashed off the track and through the fence, recording a DNF, luckily without serious injury, although severely impacting on a title chase.
Jack Taylor and John Darroch continued their push picking up handy points heading into the next round.
In the MX1 class Dean Porter topped the box (1-4-1) and in his current form Porter looks to be intent on securing another MX1 Championship. Paul Humberston (7-1-3) picked up second for the round with two brilliant holeshots and able to secure results despite coming off in the last race of the day to fight back hard to pick up a solid finish.
Michael Mahon (2-3-6) was again the surprise package securing third for the day with a brilliant come from behind ride in the last race of the day. Mahon got tangled up in the first corner and started the moto from almost last position to secure sixth place and join Humberston and Porter on the podium.
With the big names of Webster, Calvin, Tierney and Heilers absent, the points charge became survival of the fittest. Robbo Lovett (4-6-2) tried his heart out, whilst Mitch Taylor (3-2-16) came so close to a podium before snapping the sub frame on his bike in the last moto and circulating through the field to salvage points towards the series title.
Charlie Creech had one of his better results (6-5-4) keeping in the top five and with two rounds remaining in this year‰Ûªs championships the points chase is well and truly alive.
In the Womens Championship Jess Moore took the top step of the podium for the overall with a clean sweep of the round. Chelsea Blakers (3-2-2)was pushed hard and secured second overall with Hannah Bagnall picking up third. Leeha Worthington put in an outstanding ride with Hannah Lovett and Lana Woodhead improving their points tally.
The final Womens round moves onto the reschuled Byford round in October, allowing a break for the girls before their last charge of the season, and with Blakers with the lead in the series, it may come down to the last moto of the fianl round to determine this years champion.
In the Veterans class, Scott Petricevich captured the round win (1-1-1) from the hard charging Aaron Chricop in second place and series leader Brendon Parnham finishing in third for the day. Trevor Unstead, Nick Stone, Tim Dunstan and Chris Fleay continued their charge in the championship points with solid results for the fifth round.
The Intermediate Lites was dominated by Stuart Eardley-Wilmott (1-1-1) securing the round win from Mario Dercole second and Grant Buchan in third after a countback with Kurt Baxter, who was again outstanding with his starts to pick up fourth for the day. Consistency paid off for Steven Pocock, Jack Turner and Mackenzie Shepherd. Kenlon Youl and Jacob Shaafsma had a round they would much rather forget although both managed to salvage points with two rounds remaining in the championships.
Alex Christie picked up maximum points with three perfect race results to stand atop the podium. Jake McKay finished second for the day on equal points with Daniel Brenzi. Matt Morrissey and Kane Doyle featuring in the top five with Shaun Templeman, Brayden Hahn and Tex Fabriziani continued their strong series and adding to the points tally.
Clubman Open class had Callum Evans securing the round win from Caleb Mills and Nathan Cox third for the day. The top three place getters split by only six points. Inside the top ten for most of the day were Kile Scoon-Reid, Brandon Richman, Jesse Barnsby, Corey White, Jay Sumaryo and Chris Hallett.
Intermediate Open was dominated by Stuart Eardley-Wilmott with a perfect scorecard (1-1-1). Brock Nelson kept his title chase intact picking up second with Anthony Rubotham securing third place for the round. Mario Dercole, Grant Buchan, Matt Rowlands and Hayden Scoby-Smith continued with solid results, with Scoby-Smith on point with his starts picking up two holeshots and solid results.
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Round 6 will be held on the 20th September at Coastal MCC ‰ÛÒ Cockburn Road, Henderson
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