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Kyle Webster Cleans Up At Round 5 Of WAMX Championships

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With one round remaining in the Healthways/Smarter Than Smoking WAMX Championships, the penultimate Round 5 at Byford last Sunday belonged to Wellard/Cully's Yamaha rider Kyle Webster who took out the Pro Open and Pro Lite classes in a sensational day of racing.

Hosted by the Lightweight Motorcycle Club at Byford, the immaculate prepared hard packed surface threw up plenty of challenges to the riders under brilliant winter skies. Pro Open/MX1

It was the welcome return to racing for multi WA Champ Dean Porter, yet it was somewhat overshadowed by Kyle Webster who came into this round as the series leader over Louis Calvin.

When the gates dropped in the opening race Tim Bell slotted in to take the holeshot and early race lead with Craig Bolton and Mitch Taylor in hot pursuit. Bell was unable to keep Louis Calvin at bay as the defending champ took over the moto lead and possibly one of the most exciting races unfolded with Kyle Webster placing Calvin in his sights.

Craig Bolton‰Ûªs day ended when he came unstuck in a big crash, this incident then changed the dynamics in the race. The Cully‰Ûªs Yamaha rider made the pass on Calvin‰Ûªs Mandurah City KTM to take the moto lead with Stevie Heilers on board the KTM 350 sitting in third place making a last minute charge on Calvin.

Stevie Heilers made the pass to move into second place and was on Webster‰Ûªs back wheel making the pass to take the chequers when Kyle Webster made a slight error in the final corner.

Webster finished in second with Calvin holding third, Dean Porter in fourth and Mitch Taylor in fifth place.

The short 6 lap sprint format for Moto 2 was just as exciting when Mitch Taylor got a great jump out of the gates for the holeshot with Webster soon making a quick pass into the lead. Calvin‰Ûªs moto went from bad to worse when he put the bike down and found himself starting from dead last.

Dean Porter took advantage and showed his class moving into second place reeling in Webster who held on to take the win with Porter home in second place, and another classic finish with Mitch Taylor holding out Stevie Heilers and Louis Calvin home in fifth place.

With the days results coming down to the final moto of the day all eyes were fixed on the first corner and Mitch Taylor slotted in for his second holeshot of the day and the early race lead. Louis Calvin capitalised on a better start to slip into second place, however the gremlins again struck and Calvin was forced back to third when Porter made the pass and moved up into second.

It was like days of old when Porter made the move into first position and check out from the pack, as Kyle Webster made quick work of Mitch Taylor to slot into second place. Calvin was holding onto fourth place with Stevie Heilers making his presence felt and soon making the pass on Calvin and did likewise to Mitch Taylor moving into third place.

Looking at ease and comfortable on the KTM 350, Stevie Heilers had the bike dialled in nicely and caught Kyle Webster to make another exciting race finish to pip Webster over the line by less than 1 second. Porter took a solid win with Heilers second, Webster third, Mitch Taylor fourth and Louis Calvin in fifth. Kyle Webster now has a 63 point lead over Louis Calvin heading into the final round of the series next month.
Dean Porter made his return to racing - Credit: Gordon Pettigrew/True Spirit Photos
Another exciting series of motos kept the points chase alive in the Pro Lites, and in moto one the lead was snatched quickly by Brody Fewster taking the holeshot.

Josh Adams took over second place with Kyle Webster sliding into third place. Webster was in brilliant form making the passes to soon take the lead and check out from the field. Josh Adams held firm in second position despite being pestered by Jayden Rykers, who despite a huge effort was unable to make a pass on defending champ Josh Adams who dug deep when it counted.

By motos end it was Kyle Webster first, Josh Adams, Jayden Rykers, Robbo Lovett and Dylan Heard.

The championship was alive when Josh Adams grabbed the holeshot in the second moto but it was short lived when Kyle Webster made a calculated pass to take the lead with Jayden Rykers soon doing similar to move up into second place putting Adams back to third.

Robbo Lovett came into the equation but would run out of laps as Webster took the win ahead of Rykers, Robbo Lovett in third, Adams in fourth and Dylan Sexton in fifth place. Yet another rider would prove to have the big guns measure when Dylan Heard took the holeshot in the final Moto of the day, as Josh Adams jumped into second bring Kyle Webster into third.

Jayden Rykers struggled with his starts yet would soon be carving his way into contention. Kyle Webster was determined to take the overall and passed Adams to move into second.

The battle with Josh Adams and Jayden Rykers for third place was outstanding, and Rykers capitalised on a Josh Adams error to move into third place and when Dylan Heard went down Rykers pounced into second and reeled in Kyle Webster to make the pass and take the win from Webster with Josh Adams in third, Robbo Lovett and Shaun Cornick.

Jess Moore took the round win with Shelley Connor taking second for the day from Court Hirst, with both ladies finishing on equal points in the Women's championship.

The Women‰Ûªs championship alive and well with Court Hirst now holding a 24 point lead in the championship from Shelley Connor second, and Jess Moore holding third in the championship.

Further in the series leader board standings is Hannah Bagnall and Teleisha Outram rounding out the top five respectively. Official results have been confirmed from the third Women‰Ûªs Championship round last month, with Jess Moore allocated her points for the round win, Court Hirst officially finishing second and Shelley Connor third for the Geraldton round.

With over a month till the season finale at Noble Falls on September 21, all riders will be gaining any opportunity for some hard packed practice when the season draws to a dramatic and sensational final round conclusion.

Pro Open Round Results
1. Kylw Webster - 72 Pts
2. Jayden Rykers - 67 Pts
3. Josh Adams - 60 Pts
4. Robert Lovett - 56 Pts
5. Shaun Cornick - 45 Pts
6. Dylan Heard - 45 Pts
7. Brody Fewster - 40 Pts
8. James Craig - 33 Pts
9. Jonty Thomas - 33 Pts
10. Oliver James - 32 Pts

Pro Open Championship Standings After Round 5 of 6
1. Jayden Rykers - 343 Pts
2. Josh Adams - 315 Pts
3. Kyle Webster - 309 Pts
4. Robert Lovett - 248 Pts
5. Dylan Heard - 213 Pts
6. Shaun Cornick - 193 Pts
7. Brody Fewster - 192 Pts
8. Jake Pruiti - 165 Pts
9. David Birch - 140 Pts
10. Oliver James - 124 Pts

Pro Lites Round Results
1. Kyle Webster - 67 Pts
2. Dean Porter - 65 Pts
3. Stevie Heilers - 65 Pts
4. Mitch Taylor - 54 Pts
5. Louis Clavin - 52 Pts
6. Tim Bell - 45 Pts
7. Charlie Creech - 41 Pts
8. Reece Colgan - 37 Pts
9. Brett Norton - 31 Pts
10. Tyson Whincup - 31 Pts

Pro Lites Championship Standings After Round 5 of 6
1. Kyle Webster - 319 Pts
2. Louis Calvin - 256 Pts
3. Stevie Heilers - 251 Pts
4. Reece Colgan - 230 Pts
5. Mitch Taylor - 220 Pts
6. Charlie Creech - 210 Pts
7. Tim Bell - 208 Pts
8. Ashley Whisler - 165 Pts
9. Paul Humberston - 148 Pts
10. Craig Bolton - 146 Pts

For full results from round five of the WAMX Championships CLICK HERE

Top Image: Kyle Webster won both classes for the round

Credit: Gordon Pettigrew/True Spirit Photos

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