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Tough conditions hit WA Junior MX Titles at Chidlow

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It is a formidable mixture, heavy rain, more heavy rain, undulating terrain and dirt, the mixture resulted in slush, mud and more mud for the 4th Round of the Make Smoking History WAMX Junior State Championships, held in extreme conditions in the Perth hills at Chidlow on Sunday July 31st.

With the weather and track conditions, came the scramble for points in the championships, and this round was a smorgasboard of surprise results, which have shaken up the series standings, making the next two rounds absolutely crucial for competitors.

In the 50cc Auto there were different moto winners for the day with Sonny Pellicano the surprise package taking the top step of the podium from series leader Kayden Minear who finished second and Jai Love picking up third for the day. With both Patrick Butler and Jake Rumens having disappointing first moto results, and Seth Shackleton picking up a points only in the last moto of the day, the results have taken a slight dent for these contenders. Minear maintains a 34 point lead as the series leader.

Taking the round win in the 65cc 7-10 Years class with a perfect scorecard (1-1-1) Seth Clark topped the podium and narrowed the points chase down to only 20 points from series leader Kayden Minear picking up second and Tate Paganini‰Ûªs consistency securing third overall for the day. Kai McGinty, Seth Shackleton, Max Devery, Patrick Butler, Taj Moore, Jett Matthews and Jordan White were all terrific and recorded strong results in tough conditions for the smaller capacity bikes.

Liam Atkinson (2-1-1) took the round win and the title chase in the 65cc 10-12 Years class is now down to two points from Myles Gilmore who secured the second step on the box today with Brock Flynn taking third place. Racing for the top five throughout the day were Harrison Tapper, Seann Arrowsmith, Tylar Soloman and Jake Harvey all of whom have recorded strong results for the season thus far.
Mitch Outram finished second in the 128cc-150cc/250cc 13-16 Years class, Credit: True Spirit Photos/Gordon Pettigrew
85/150cc 9-12 Years riders never fail to deliver the goods, Liam Atkinson and Myles Gilmore have been outstanding all season. Round 4 results were secured by Liam Atkinson over Gilmore in second and Brock Flynn holding firm to secure third for the day. Myles Gilmore now holds a 12 point lead in the series standings from Atkinson, and with the next two rounds alternating between sand and hardpacked -rest assured they are races not to be missed.

85/150cc 12-16 Years Series leader Brady Gilmore put his injury concerns aside as he took the round win on countback after finishing on equal points with Conan Forrester who would pick up second and Rhys Burnett securing third overall. Birthday boy Corben Weinert was is in contention securing strong moto results early on before his day took a dive in the last race, denting his championship hopes. Seth Manuel, Sam Stephen and Zack Restifo, would hold steady in the extremely tough conditions.

Regan Duffy was in sensational form in the 100cc-125cc 13-15 Years class recording the round win with a perfect scorecard (1-1-1), Corben Weinert would secure second overall and Jacob Daniels rod exceptionally well to record third for the day. Duffy now holds a 6 point lead in the series with two rounds left in the championships this class could come down to the last races of the year to determine the champ.

They have battled all season in the 100cc-125cc 15 Years class, and they battled all day slipping and sliding for the podium places and Billy Middleton (1-3-1) secured the round win by one point from hard charging Mitch Outram (2-1-2) and Kurt Oinn third overall for the round. With a 19 point lead, Mitch Outram holds the red plate as the series leader. Sam Baxter, Austin Ridley and Steve Fairham would fight out the remaining places in the top five across the day, with both Baxter and Ridley continuing the season battle in the standings.
Billy Middleton swept all three motos in the 128cc-150cc/250cc 13-16 Years class. Credit: True Spirit Photos/Gordon Pettigrew
A perfect scorecard to Billy Middleton (1-1-1) in the 128cc-150cc/250cc 13-16 Years class has him not only on the top step as the round win, but bagged a suitable amount of points to streak ahead as the series leader heading into the final two rounds. Mitch Outram (2-3-3) joined him on the podium for second overall and Regan Duffy securing the remaining step on the podium to record third place. Kurt Oinn, Chris Wheeler, Jack Patchett and Tahlia O‰ÛªHare were all sensational in some brutal conditions which tested rider, machine and the patience of the pit crews as the days three races were outstanding, with riders digging deep when it counted.

It was a very tough and long day at Chidlow, as mother nature shook up the round‰Ûªs racing and also the results of many riders. It proves that consistency is the key, and results can never be certain, as the sport continues to throw up opportunities of soaring high‰Ûªs and crushing lows.

The next exciting instalment the Make Smoking History WAMX Junior State Championships, round 5, heads to the sands of Wanneroo Junior‰Ûªs on August 28th.

Main Photo: Seth Shacklton takes the Holeshot
Credit: True Spirit Photos/Gordon Pettigrew,


50cc Auto Season Standings After 4 Rounds
1 KAYDEN MINEAR 366 Points
2 PATRICK BUTLER 332 Points
3 SONNY PELLICANO 324 Points
4 JAKE RUMENS 313 Points

65cc 7-10 Years Season Standings After 4 Rounds
1 KAYDEN MINEAR 397 Points
2 SETH CLARK 377 Points
3 TATE PAGANINI 330 Points
4 DEACON PAICE 307 Points

65cc 10-12 Years Season Standings After 4 Rounds
1 MYLES GILMORE 396 Points
2 LIAM ATKINSON 394 Points
3 TYLAR SOLOMON 320 Points
4 JAKE TURNER 308 Points

85/150cc 9-12 Years Season Standings After 4 Rounds
1 699 MYLES GILMORE 395 Points
2 241 LIAM ATKINSON 383 Points
3 382 BROCK FLYNN 343 Points
4 370 KAJ RADCLIFFE 329 Points

85/150cc 12-16 Years Season Standings After 4 Rounds
1 BRADY GILMORE 390 Points
2 CORBEN WEINERT 356 Points
3 RHYS BURNETT 355 Points
4 CONAN FORRESTER Points

100cc-125cc 13-15 Years Season Standings After 4 Rounds
1 REGAN DUFFY 368 Points
2 CORBEN WEINERT 362 Points
3 JACOB DANIELS 325 Points
4 EVAN BROWNE 279 Points

100cc-125cc 15 Years Season Standings After 4 Rounds
1 MITCHELL OUTRAM 398 Points
2 BILLY MIDDLETON 379 Points
3 KURT OINN 326 Points
4 AUSTIN RIDLEY 311Points

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